‘Captain America 2’ Leads Directly Into ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Disney CEO Robert A. Iger confirms that ‘The Winter Soldier’ will cross over to ABC’s ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as well.
Disney CEO Robert A. Iger confirms that The Winter Soldier will cross over to ABCs Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as well.

During Disney's first quarter earnings webcast earlier today, CEO Robert A. Iger revealed that the Marvel Phase Two sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier will, "set critical events in motion" that directly lead into next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Of course, the executive didn't reveal what this tie-in between both movies is, but Joss Whedon revealed last month that the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier affect what happen in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The studio is releasing Guardians of the Galaxy in August, though it isn't known if that will also have a direct link to Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Here's what Robert A. Iger had to say about the buzz swirling around Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

"I've really been impressed with the early buzz that we're seeing for the Marvel films. Captain America 2 is just huge and it takes the Captain America story to incredible new levels. Now, we're already in the marketplace with some marketing, but it's been relatively limited. We had a pre-game for instance in the Super Bowl. And yet the interest in Captain America films, which comes out April 4 here in the states, seems much louder than it would be for what I would call a non-branded film."

The CEO also confirmed that the Captain America: The Winter Soldier story line will spill over to ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., although no plot specifics were given for the future crossover episode. The ABC series previously expanded the story from last year's Thor: The Dark World in "The Well", which aired just two weeks after the movie debuted in theaters. While we'll have to wait on confirmation of when this Captain America: The Winter Soldier crossover will air, don't be surprised if it happens in mid-April, just after the movie debuts in theaters.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released April 4th, 2014 and stars Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo. The film is directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Joss Whedon.

Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

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Comments (8)

  1. undeadslayer4

    @skywise in my opinion there was nothing with aos and besides it's the only live action tv series thats actually connected to marvel

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. skywise

    @shuabert I was a little disappointed at first with AoS but it has gotten pretty good. I am sticking with it for a while.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  3. red_ruddy


    1 year agoby @red-ruddyFlag

  4. Josh

    Bring it on. Agents of SHIELD keeps getting better, and Cap 2 looks like it could be the best MCU film to date.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  5. Sean

    Cool, But I already read this news elsewhere. I heard that Captain America: The winter Soldier will be like a Avengers 1.5, between The Avengers movie and The avengers Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  6. Bellandedward1

    With captain 2 only 3 months away its going to be worth it. and yes guardians of the galaxy is part of the avengers intitive since they are going after the infinity gaulent which is the thing that thanos needs to destroy our heroes

    1 year agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  7. Erikajinx

    I hope the winter soldier makes an appearance on the show. Now that would be cool

    1 year agoby @ErikajinxFlag

  8. cvnt$top

    Cool, cool...but im still stuck on the female doctor doom thing lmao.

    1 year agoby @cvntstopFlag

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