Confirmed: The Avengers Roster is Different at End of 'Age of Ultron'
Back towards the end of August, we learned that there might be some changes made to the roster of The Avengers at the conclusion of next summer's sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron (watch the teaser trailer right here). Reportedly, that's because Marvel wants to have a different team in place so that some of the contracted members of the original assembly of heroes still have a movie left in their contract for something else coming down the road the the comic book studio's cinematic universe. Now Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has confirmed that The Avengers roster will be different at the end of Age of Ultron.
Speaking with BuzzFeed, here's what Feige said about the new team coming:
“It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, 12-issue mega-event. Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was. I envision the same thing occurring after this movie because the [Avengers] roster is altered by the finale of this film.”
Considering the fact that Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) are going to have quite the confrontation in Captain America 3 when the Civil War storyline kicks off, there's definitely going to be some rifts in the original team by the time The Avengers 3 rolls around, and that's why this new team will need to be in place. Age of Ultron is introducing us to Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and The Vision (Paul Bettany) and rumors have pegged War Machine (Don Cheadle) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) as being on board too. However, rumblings have also indicated some other new heroes like Ms. Marvel might be introduced too. Maybe we'll find out more after Marvel has some kind of big press event today at 2pm Eastern time. Stay tuned.