Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Production Facts

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Avengers: Age of Ultron was released this Friday, May 1, 2015 in North America to much hype and fanfare.  An extravagant display of cinematic technological wonder and amazing visual effects, the film is quickly racking up the big bucks at box-offices worldwide.  To pull off such a feat, you need not only a large monetary investment, but also great talent and labor.  We’ve put together some fun production facts and trivia that show you what went on behind-the-scenes in developing the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Robert Downey, Jr.

The man who started it all.  Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008) was the first brick laid in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Playing Tony with a quick wit and humorous arrogance, Downey won over fans from the start.  Here are some facts about Downey’s role:

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron was to be Robert Downey, Jr.’s last appearance as Tony Stark, but Downey signed on for Captain America: Civil War (2016).
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron  will be the fifth time Tony Stark will be grabbed by the throat by another character — namely, Thor.  Previously, he was grabbed by the throat in Iron Man (2008) by Obidiah Stane; in Iron Man 2 (2010) by Black Widow, when she’s examining him; in The Avengers (2012) by Loki; and in Iron Man 3 (2013) by Aldrich Killian.
  • Sans his cameos, this will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance of Tony Stark without Pepper Potts.

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