Marvel finally gives us an official synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Sep 16, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT (Updated)

Though it's been a bit overshadowed lately by set photos and rumors from Star Wars: Episode VII, there's no doubt that Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of next year's most anticipated movies, and it will likely duke it out with Star Wars for the title of Biggest Film of 2015. Back when the flick was in the middle of shooting (as Star Wars is now), it generated plenty of rumors, set pics and speculation of its own, and all the while we were waiting for Marvel and Disney to confirm or deny some of what we were hearing. 

Now the official synopsis for the film has arrived, but what does it reveal? Unfortunately, you won't find much in the way of new information here, but it does reaffirm Tony Stark's role in creating the nemesis that is Ultron. Check it out.

Marvel Studios presents "Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart 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 the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

Like I said, there's not anything shocking there, but I am intrigued by the phrases "uneasy alliances" and "global adventure." We already knew the film would be a bit global, but who are these alliances with? If they're global alliances, who might be joining the party? 

We'll no doubt be hearing more about the film's plot in both confirmed and unconfirmed reports in the months ahead. For now, just savor what this synopsis really means: It's almost time for another Avengers flick.

Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015.

(Via CBR)