Joe and Anthony Russo are already familiar with the MCU, having co-directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and are already working on Captain America: Civil War, so helming the culminating Avengers films should be right up their alley.
When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.
James Spader knows sci-fi, so it came as no surprise to his fans to learn that the man who daily hung out on a Boston office building balcony smoking big stogies and dressed in pink flamingo garb with none other than Captain James T. Kirk for five years would be the next villain for the new Avengers: Age of Ultron film.
When I first heard that Marvel was adding Guardians of the Galaxy to their Cinematic Universe lineup, my initial reaction was along the lines of “What the… huh?” Even after I’d recovered a few bruised synapses, I couldn’t figure where they’d go with that.
Then the first trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy started appearing on Marvel’s YouTube page… despite my initial misgivings, I was hooked, and I knew I needed to see this movie.