With Carl Potts arriving tomorrow, the following seemed pretty appropriate to post about. I should hope that most of you are aware that there is in fact an Avengers movie franchise, brought to us by Marvel Studios. This franchise has brought us three Iron Man films, one Thor film with another shortly on the way (October 30), one Hulk film, one Captain America film with another on the horizon, and of course the huge blockbuster that was the Avengers last summer.
The Avengers grossed $1.5 billion dollars worldwide in Summer 2012. This gave it the title of "Most Successful Week of All Time" and places it third for "All Time Box Office" (behind James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic). I personally saw this film 3 times in theaters, which I don't often do. With the intense box office numbers, it came as no surprise when Marvel Studios announced in July that there would be a sequel to The Avengers and it would be titled "The Avengers: Age of Ultron".
At the end of The Avengers, there is a short teaser that features Marvel villain, Thanos (see right).
For Spader there will be a fair amount of travel involved if The Blacklist sees itself renewed, as the Avengers sequel is being shot at Shepperton Studios in England (and The Blacklist is of course shot in LA).
The other recent tidbit announced for this movie comes directly from director Joss Whedon, who has promised that the Avengers sequel will feature even more of Black Widow. He recently said the following:
Many fans have been calling for a prequel for Black Widow and Hawk Eye, as they allude far too often to "Budapest" in the first Avengers film. It seems that the origin story of them meeting may wind up to be something Marvel is too greedy to pass up.
Overall I would say I am incredibly excited to see what Marvel is going to be producing not just from Age of Ultron, but other projects as well.