Several Avengers: Age of Ultron spoilers have emerged, and they’ve come from the most unlikeliest of sources.
Marvel’s head-honcho, Kevin Feige, has revealed quite a few tidbits about the impending sequel to Joss Whedon’s 2012 blockbuster, which is the third highest grossing film of all time.
Warning! You probably shouldn’t read ahead if you don’t want Avengers: Age of Ultron to be ruined for you. However, the fact that they’ve come straight from Kevin Feige’s mouth suggests that they might not be too integral anyway.
When asked whether Thanos, the super-villain who is peppered throughout the comics and made his debut in The Avengers before appearing in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy, would be prevalent in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Feige surprised fans by declaring that he wouldn’t be.
Feige declared to Comic Book Resources that “he’s not a part of ‘Avengers 2′” before insisting that when he does get his own movie, he will play a much more villainous role than he has so far. He was then probed about whether this means Thanos will feature heavily in the Avengers 3, and Feige managed to expertly dodge the question.
“I think Thanos kind of does what he wants, shows up where he wants to,” he explained. “And I’m not going to tell him otherwise, so you don’t know exactly.” It’s no real surprise that Thanos won’t feature prominently in Age of Ultron, because James Spader is playing the titular villain that is set to cause a world of pain to Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, and Thor’s world.
Feige went on to explain to IGN that Tony Stark is now bank-rolling The Avengers after S.H.I.E.L.D. was disbanded at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This means that their headquarters is at Avengers Tower, which was formerly known as Stark Tower. However it has been spruced up a bit since it was decimated at the end of The Avengers.
Discussing their new HQ, Feige revealed, “S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone — for people who are following along. S.H.I.E.L.D. was disbanded and brought down at the end of ‘The Winter Soldier’ because it turned out to not be the best organization ever. So Tony’s bank-rolling The Avengers now. And he’s bank-rolling their headquarters. So it’s now Avengers Tower.”
He then added, “Tony designed it so in addition to a hanger for a brand-new Quinjet, laboratories, places where he can build and store his Iron Man suits, there are I believe two bars. Beautiful multiple space living rooms which are perfect for parties and social gatherings. But it’s a primary location in the film this time around.”