“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is set to create a historical opening in the box office when it is released in theaters next month.
The sequel to “The Avengers,” which holds the record for the highest collection for opening weekend until now, it is expected to surpass its predecessor.
According to The Guardian, “The Avengers” made $207.4 million in May 2012. Experts say that “Age of Ultron” will not just cross the $200 million mark, but will also exceed the number owing to the awareness the massive success of the first movie has created.
Despite the audience being familiar with most of “The Avengers” cast, one member was kept in the shadows until now. The Vision, whose eyes have been shown in a trailer, was revealed to be portrayed by Paul Bettany.
On Thursday, Marvel Studios tweeted a poster of The Vision.
Some of the other members who joined the cast are Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, created when Baron Wolfgang von Strucker used Loki’s sceptre for purposes of experimenting.
According to E! Online, co-creator Stan Lee will also make an appearance in “Age of Ultron.”
“The Avengers,” which brought together Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man and others, paved the way for successful box office collections of other Marvel sequels; most notable of these were “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and “Iron Man 3.”
Guardians of the Galaxy, released last year, was amongst the biggest worldwide hits of the year.
The film’s release is slated for May 1 in the United States. However, in some countries including the UK, it is scheduled to release on April 23.
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