The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con was held this weekend, and, as usual, Marvel Studios did not disappoint as they presented their upcoming films to fans. In addition to giving fans a sneak peek at some exclusive footage from Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy, the presentation also revealed the title of the highly anticipated sequel to The Avengers.
In addition to the previously-announced panel discussions and sneak peeks for the sequels to Thor and Captain America, the Marvel Studios presentation also took fans by surprised when president Kevin Feige revealed the cast and director of the upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy. The cast and director James Gunn, who all began filming less than two weeks ago, flew from London to Comic-Con to discuss the film and show fans a sneak peek of some of the film's early footage. While the footage was for the presentation's attendees only, a new piece of concept art was also released from the film, giving us our first look at what this group of superheroes, led by Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, will look like:
The presentation ended with one other final surprise, however, as Feige brought out Avengers director Joss Whedon. It was revealed then that the sequel to The Avengers will be officially titled The Avengers: Age of Ultron. This refers to Ultron, an insane and sentient robot who destroys his creator, the original Ant-Man Dr. Henry Pym, in the recently completed “Age of Ultron” comic series.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is currently set to debut in theaters on May 1, 2015, while Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on August 1, 2014. Stay tuned for more news on these exciting Marvel films.