‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ plot details: Tony Stark’s plan backfires

Sept. 16, 2014 | 1:25 p.m.
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Elizabeth Olsen is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Olsen is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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"Avengers: Age of Ultron" films on location on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Joss Whedon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner are seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Actors are seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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General view of location of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in Pont-Saint-Martin on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in Pont-Saint-Martin on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in Pont-Saint-Martin on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

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Jeremy Renner is seen filming on location for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on March 24 in Aosta, Italy. (Photopix/Getty Images)

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” ranks as one of the most hotly anticipated releases of 2015 — and now, it’s become a little bit clearer what fans will see when the movie opens next May.

Check out the official plot synopsis released this week by Marvel:

“When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.”

Mark Ruffalo, left, as Bruce Banner and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in a scene from Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron." (Jay Maidment/ Marvel)

Mark Ruffalo, left, as Bruce Banner and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in a scene from Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” (Jay Maidment / Marvel)

Joss Whedon’s follow-up to his $1-billion-plus 2012 hit, “The Avengers,” will reunite the star-studded cast of the earlier film. Downey Jr. will again don the Iron Man armor, Chris Hemsworth will return as Thor, and Chris Evans will once more wear Captain America’s uniform. Also returning are Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.

James Spader will play the villain Ultron, while Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron-Taylor Johnson will join the franchise as twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, respectively. Jarvis voice actor Paul Bettany will evolve into a new role — he’ll play the Vision in “Age of Ultron.”

(Click through the gallery above for a behind-the-scenes look at the production when it visited Italy earlier this year.)

Marvel’s enjoyed another successful year with April’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and August’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which now ranks as No. 1 movie of 2014, earning upward of $300 million at the domestic box office.

Writer-director James Gunn is set to return for “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” which will open July 28, 2017.

The company is now in production on its other 2015 release, “Ant-Man,” which will be directed by Peyton Reed and star Paul Rudd as reformed thief Scott Lang. Michael Douglas will play Hank Pym, an original member of the Avengers in the comics.

— Gina McIntyre| @LATherocomplex

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One Response to ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ plot details: Tony Stark’s plan backfires

  1. MIke says:

    This sounds decent. The Avengers need more female characters though. The place is starting to smell like a locker room. Where's Ms. Marvel, the Wasp and Captain Marvel (Monica)?

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