According to Yahoo Movies on Jan. 8, the head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige revealed additional information entailing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most importantly, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron". Feige addressed the issue of a convoluted web of villains and heroes confusing the audience by having simply too many of them coming at the fans in one story.
Director Joss Whedon seems to have his hand on the control throttle in such a situation as he plans on bringing the teamed up characters to the audience in a more natural way. Marvel President Feige explains this process.
"It's always a balance with any movie, not to overwhelm it with too many story elements. Certainly when it comes to comic book movies, you can fall into the trap of having too many villains and in the case of team-based movies, having too many heroes. But what Joss has in mind to bring those characters into the story happens in a very natural fashion over the course of the story".
The two characters that Feige is referring to is Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. These characters are thought to be introduced to The Avengers team by the way of the modern day opposing villains, Hydra. This organization was once lead by Red Skull in "Captain America: The First Avenger", but now is lead by Baron von Strucker.
Feige also talked about how Whedon brought the sequel to light. Whedon and Feige were basically bouncing ideas off one another and how to bring about the story into the continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"Joss Whedon had a great idea for the character and how to use him to unify the Avengers again and acquire their services once more," says Feige "He was a favourite. Joss and I were on the production of the first Avengers movie and we started having conversations about Ultron, and how he could come about and how we could adapt his origin to the continuity of the cinematic universe. It literally was just little discussions between takes but thankfully Joss files all that kind of stuff away in his brain. Then when the time arrived, he started outing it, so he went back to that and built a very good story".
"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is scheduled to be released on May 1, 2015.