There are no big surprises or spoilers here. We've pretty much known all this already, but I find it interesting the mention of what Ultron's plans are: human extinction. Sure, that's a common theme when an evil power desires world domination, but the more interesting fact is that Ultron considers humanity dangerous, similar to what went down at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
What I like about this idea is that I don't completely disagree. We've just about screwed this planet up so badly we just might deserve to be taken out. I know director Joss Whedon sets up the idea that Ultron is simply doing what it's programmed to do and that this is the only way to make the world safe. How he makes us all care about whether the Avengers succeed in keeping the world safe won't come easy and will take a solid bit of writing.
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