Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – Complete Annotations


In the barn. Nick Fury is there. He’s played by Samuel L Jackson.

This is Jackson’s 7th appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

Stark makes a reference to Eugene O’Neill and a long day. O’Neill wrote the great play A Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

Then we’re with Thor. He is at Royal Holloway College. Egham Hill, Egham.

He drives an 2012 Audi A6.

He’s waiting for Erik Selvig. He’s played by Stellan Skarsgård.

This is his 4th appearance in the MCU. We last saw him in Thor: The Dark World (2013).

Back at the Barton home. Lots of exposition.

The Nexus. Not a real thing.

Back with Cho. She and Ultron are cooking something up. Ultron places the mind gem on the new android body.


Back at the house. Hawkeye gives his last mission speech. Contradicted almost immediately in the next year.

The Avengers head off.

Then Thor and Selvig in a cave. We imagine this has to be a set. The idea of this cave and how it works was made for the film.

This scene, and this storyline, was severely cut from the film.

Stark at the Nexus hub. Has to be a set too.

Talking to Stark is a tech played by Ingvild Delia.

Thor is back in his dream. And we see, finally, that the MacGuffins in the MCU films are connected – and are the Infinity Gems.

We first see Loki’s Sceptre. The mind gem.

The orb, last seen in Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014). It’s the power gem.

The Aether. Last seen in Thor: The Dark World (2014). The reality gem.

The Tesseract. Last seen in The Avengers (2012). The space gem.

They land not terribly subtly on something that looks like…a gauntlet?

The Time and Soul gems are missing.

The twins discover Ultron’s plan. When confronted, he refers to Noah from the bible. The story of Noah involved an ark and drowning a lot of people.

Ultron attacks Cho.

The quinjet arrives in Seoul, South Korea. We see Cap on a rooftop looking towards Banpo Bridge. He’s facing north. We assume he’s near Seocho.

Cap then inside with Cho, back on a set.

An aerial shot of Seoul. We see Mapo Bridge, a little west from where we were, along the Han River. We are looking south west.


A couple of reaction shots, and then Cap jumps onto Mapo Bridge.

Ultron and Cap fight.

The quinjet flies over a statue of two blue men and a red frame. That statue is real, and located in Seoul’s Digital Media City.

Then Cap and Ultron on top of the truck. They are on a big road – World Cup North Road. Black Widow follows on the same road.

It is worth noting that Scarlett Johansson did not go to South Korea at any point, due to her pregnancy. This was stunt work.

Black Widow rides up some stairs on an overpass, corner or Gyewondaehang-ro and Bokji-ro.

The fight then goes to under a highway. It’s the Dongbu Expressway.

Hawkeye engages the drones, who ultimately returns to get the back of the truck.


The the crash of the train through the market. This is Dorim-ro 128 Side Road.

Lots of advertising inside the train and on the street when the crash ends for Korean Air. Product placement.

Back at Avengers HQ. On Stark’s t-shirt is Bruce Lee.

Stark reveals their ally is JARVIS.

Ultron’s base. Sokovia. Likely a set. He’s with Black Widow.


Hawkeye tracks Widow with old school spy stuff.

Cap and the Twins arrive at Avengers HQ and there’s a bit of a fight. Thor arrives and does some magical thing.

And here he is. The Vision, played by Paul Bettany. It was a clever bit of casting to use Bettany as The Vision, building on his role of JARVIS.

The Vision is one of the longest serving Avengers, who also started as a villain, created by Ultron. He’s a robot, whose most notable power was the ability to phase through objects. His convoluted origin in the comics included the Andorra body of the original, 1940s, Human Torch and the brain of another Avenger, Wonder Man. All that is jettisoned here, with his new origin involving JARVIS and the mind gem.

He first appeared in Avengers #57 (October 1968) and was created by John Buscema and Roy Thomas.

There was an extended version of this scene, cut from the film.

It’s interesting that the first reaction shot we see after the Vision is born is Scarlet Witch’s. There is a big shared history between those two characters, who become romantically involved in the comics.

There is some (only slightly painful) dialogue that alludes to why he’s called The Vision.

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