According to Fancarpet on Jan. 26, director Joss Whedon had felt that "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" film is comparable to "The Godfather: Part II". Whedon feels that regardless of whether or not audiences have seen the previous movies, he felt that he made the film with this assumption of either possibility and that he should continue to stay true with whatever occurred in the previous films.
"But at the end of the day, I have to make my movie assuming that people will only have seen the first one, or possibly not even seen the first one. I can't assume everybody went to see Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man in-between. I have to go from one movie to the next and be true to what's happened, but not be slavish to it".
It does make sense to not have to be concerned about an audiences' previous knowledge of the story line as it is comparable to "The Godfather: Part II". According to Whedon, some of the "in-between" information is already there in the film and it delivers enough content to clue in the clueless audience member.
"I look at this movie, and the model I'm always trying to build from, my guiding star, is The Godfather: Part II, where a ton has happened in-between and it's a very different movie. But you don't need any information, it's there in the film about what's happened since, what's different, and why is this a different film, why is it a different kind of structure, and why is it darker. It's all there, you're in the vernacular of the first movie and you're just ready to pick up in this new place, and hopefully that's what will happen with my movie. Obviously I'm talking about one of the greatest films ever made, I hope that mine will be good, but that is my guiding star".
The production of the film is set to start in March and some locations in which it's being filmed in Fort Bard located in northern Italy as well as other localities such as Verrès, Donnas, Pont-Saint-Martin, and Aosta.
"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2015.