Avengers: Oedipus Wrecks

Avengers Age of Ultron San Diego Comic Com Posters

The world-famous Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con was once again the place to be this year, as Marvel Studios held court for an all-hands presentation (minus a very pregnant Scarlett Johansson and Joss Whedon, who had knee surgery days before) by Kevin Feige and the cast of The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.  Robert Downey Jr. danced and gamely tossed roses into the thrilled audience while Thanos himself, Josh Brolin, appeared sporting the Infinity Gauntlet, but the real showstopper came in the form of some mind-boggling footage from the film – despite it being a little more than 10 months in advance of the release date.

Avengers Age of Ultron Panel

Did we see lighthearted, seemingly foreshadow-tastic scenes of the heroes bonding, this time over Mjolnir instead of shawarma? Did we get a creepy vibe from Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch’s too-close relationship? Did we meet Ultron, the murderous robot with a raging Oedipal Complex? Did we witness Captain America’s shattered shield? Did we watch Tony Stark don the Hulkbuster armor, then have no choice but to use it against his green-skinned compadre? Well, WE didn’t – but those lucky enough to be in the room reportedly took part in a collective pants-peeing generated by all of the above and more. The wait until May 1, 2015 just got a little more unbearable…

Mike McCann

Mike McCann is a lifelong geek with a deep and abiding passion for comic books, science fiction and all things pop culture. Why, yes - he IS an only child...how did you know? He's also a history major, a hockey and football fanatic and a music nerd of the highest order. In other words, you want him on your pub trivia team. Seven year old Mike once received a letter from DC Comics encouraging him to "keep drawing and maybe you'll work for us someday!" His grade school library published a Dungeons & Dragons-inspired book he wrote at 12, and he's never looked back. Since then, he has worked in creative or strategic roles at college radio stations and newspapers, record companies, music magazines, dens of Internet iniquity, budding media empires, global telecommunications outfits and software development consultancies, with each stop allowing him to turn his hobbies into a job. Call him the Vice President of (Arrested) Business Development. Mike lives in Toronto, Canada with his patient wife and their five year old, superhero-obsessed son. Among their prized possessions are a NM copy of X-Men #94, a replica of the Shakespeare bust from the Batman TV show and a Death Star cookie jar.

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