6. Avengers: Age of Ultron is a Part of Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Phase Two Universe
This mega-sequel happens to be the 4th film included in Marvel Studios’ Cinematic Universe – Phase Two. The full chronological order of Phase Two is as follows:
– Iron Man 3
– Thor: The Dark World
– Captain America: The Winter Soldier
– Guardians of the Galaxy
– Avengers: Age of Ultron
Phase Three of this expanding Marvel movie universe will include the following films:
– Captain America: Civil War
– Doctor Strange
– Thor: Ragnarok
– Avengers: Infinity War Part I
– Black Panther
– Captain Marvel
– Avengers: Infinity War Part II
7. This is Director Joss Whedon’s Last Hurrah With Marvel
Longtime Marvel Studios director Joss Whedon will be leaving the studio and superhero brand behind now that Avengers: Age of Ultron has wrapped up filming. Take a look at the video interview posted above to hear about Whedon’s thoughts post-Marvel Studio’s directing duties.
8. There’s a Special Mid-Credits Scene Available for Those Smart Enough to Sit Down During the Rolling Credits
Everyone who sits in the audience for a Marvel Studios film knows they have to wait for the credits to roll. Why? Simply because these films are known to feature special post-credits scenes that allude to the next film in the current or next Marvel Studios film phase. Avengers: Age of Ultron does things a bit differently this time around by only featuring a mid-credits scene.
For those who wish to be surprised and see the bonus scene for themselves, you might as well skip the spoiler we’re about to post up:
SPOILER BEGINS – Thanos finally gets his intergalactic paws on the all-powerful Infinity Gauntlet. He decides to go seek out the Infinity Stones for himself after watching his pawns continuously fail to fulfill his goals. – SPOILER ENDS
9. Two Sequels are Planned for Release in 2018 and 2019
Longtime comic book heads out there saw the title for the next two Avengers films and already knew who the main baddie would turn out to be – Thanos. The two sequels planned for release after Age of Ultron are Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2. the 1st film will release on May 4, 2018 and the 2nd film is scheduled for May 3, 2019. Filming for both films are expected to occur back-to-back sometime around 2016.
10. The Film Has Garnered a Hefty Sum of Box Office Sales Before Its Debut in North America
Thus far, Avengers: Age of Ultron has garnered $44.8 million in two days after opening in 26 countries on April 23, 2015. Total box office projections for the film in North America have said to come in at $217-million during its opening weekend. The original Avengers film netted a total of $207-million.