Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon explains in an interview with Yahoo! Movies that the final act in the anticipated sequel is very much like the concept art that was released during Comic-Con.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron got larger than the first film. I didn’t mean for it to get larger, but the climax that I pitched was completely unhinged and nobody said no, so that’s that. The biggest thing for me in Avengers: Age of Ultron is to go deeper with the characters.”
When asked about how he would describe the sequel, Whedon added:
“To me, adventure film is the best way to put it. Then science fiction, action, western, war, woman’s picture, horror movie… I’m not kidding; every single one of those things is in there.”
Finally he was asked about how fans should take that Comic-Con poster, Whedon confirmed that the final act of the movie will include a massive battle between The Avengers and Ultron’s army of robots.
“You know they’re going to fight Ultron. You know Ultron has a tendency to build hundreds of Ultrons. So that’s going to lead you in a certain direction, but the hard work of the thing is making sure everyone feels serviced and integrated. So, in the beginning it’s fun. You’re thinking, ‘What would be fun, what would be cool?’ The whole movie Age of Ultron is a process of changing everything and keeping everything the same. You want to hit all the things that made people love the first movie, but you also want to make something new or why are you here.”
Whedon went on to point out one key difference for the sequel, the big final battle will have some major affects on the Marvel Universe.
“I don’t want to make The Avengers again, I did that once. With the ending it was important for me that we felt a progression. We didn’t just feel, ‘well, no problem, we cleaned that up!’ because that’s an episode of television. That’s not a film. This film, there’s more at stake and we take that seriously.”
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1st, 2015.