1. At comic-con the title of the second Avengers movie was revealed as the Age of Ultron.
Ultron is an evil robot that has been a primary enemy of the Avengers for decades.
Age of Ultron was a ten issue series that just completed.
There are too many differences between what characters and events have taken place in the comics and the movies for the plot of Avengers 2 to closely match the comics. This is good. The Age of Ultron comics were terrible.
Hank Pym is the creator of Ultron in the comics.
Iron Man – Tony Stark – is the money and character focus of the movies.
Tony is the one who will make Ultron unintentionally.
The Avengers movie will be free to introduce Ultron and have a tightly focused and self contained battle with the Avengers. Casting notices indicate that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are added in Avengers 2.
Legal and contractual arrangements are keeping the X-men stable of characters and villains separate from the Avengers movies. This will likely prevent Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch from being the offspring of Magneto.
2. Joss Whedon says part of the appeal of the Agents of Shield series was to shine a light on the human beings who aren’t given a chance in the spotlight in most films. “The thing that appealed to me about the show from the very beginning is the idea of the people who don’t have superpowers,” he says. “The idea of the people who didn’t get the hammer, who didn’t get the super serum. The TV show is very much about that sense: ‘well, what about the rest of us? How do we cope with this?'”
The mystery of just exactly how Coulson is alive will play out over the course of the first season.
I have my theory, which you can skip if you do not want a possible spoiler.
I would think that it would be a LMD. Life Model Decoy.
This makes sense based on Marvel comics. However, LMDs were only briefly mentioned in the movies.
Really good medical technology and a difficult recovery would be a better way to play it.
As part of the reveal
The Director called Harry Lennix, who played General Swanwick in “Man of Steel,” to the stage for the big reveal, because “his voice is just way better than mine.” Lennix took to a spotlit podium to read a passage from “The Dark Knight Falls,” a scene in which Batman has just tangled with Superman.
“I want you to remember, Clark,” Lennix read. “In all the years to come, and all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you.