Joss Whedon, one of the premier – if not THE premier – comic and scriptwriter’s of our time, announced the title and, indirectly, the main villain of the next Avengers movie yesterday at San Diego’s Comic-Con 2013. The title, showcased at the end of a teaser trailer that previewed a long list of Marvel’s upcoming movies, is Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Ultron, for those who don’t follow Marvel comics, is an artificial intelligent robotic being that’s been around since the 1960s. For DC fans, think of him as Marvel’s Brainiac. He was the feature villain during this year’s Avengers comic series whose storyline was similarly titled Age of Ultron, but the movie and comic storyline aren’t likely to have very many plot-based similarities.
Comic-Con happened in San Diego this weekend. Unlike during E3, I don’t have a ton of news for you from the Con, but there is one tidbit that’s sure to make geeks everywhere rejoice! Warner Bros has announced that Batman will in the second Superman movie that’s set to be released in 2015.
The movie will be directed by Zach Snyder and Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman. If you don’t already know, Christian Bale is out of the Batman business and no one knows who’s going to play Batman next. However, Christopher Nolan, the man who directed the most recent Batman trilogy, will have some input as an executive producer for the movie.
Not too long ago we reported that Robocop was receiving a film reboot that’s slated to come out in 2014. This year’s Comic-Con has given us a few more details along with a deeper look into the movie’s overall message. Robocop will seek to raise the question of whether or not drones should be used by local police departments.
Back when the original Robocop came out, drones and automated machinery were little more than ideas within the realm of science fiction. Today’s society sees that drone-based police enforcement is on the horizon. They’re already putting up signs on the side of Bay Area highways after all!