It seems nobody gets along with Iron Man for long in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Spoilers ahead!
Apparently Tony Stark's past as a weapons manufacturer comes back to haunt him in the film, as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch turn on The Avengers because of their relationship with Iron Man -- at least in the early going, before they figure out that Ultron might not actually be the lesser of two evils.
"Our characters have a lot of anger, especially towards Tony Stark, and we want revenge," said Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch in the film, during an interview with Digital Spy.
"We meet Ultron, and he's someone who preaches peace and… believes what we believe, which is that the Avengers create destruction and that Tony Stark's bomb is responsible for killing our parents."
Unsurprisingly, their alliance with Ultron ends up turning sour, and Olsen reveals that "my character ends up really having to deal with her ignorance. A lot of problems that happen towards the end of the film are her responsibility."
Also the dissolution of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier will ultimately lead to the conflict at the core of Captain America: Civil War, according to a set report from Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Much of the Avengers' problem boils down to their lack of a clear leader post-Winter Soldier. "SHIELD has fallen apart, so this movie becomes Tony Stark and Steve Rogers trying to put the Avengers together without a parental unit like Nick Fury hovering over them," explains Latcham. "
What you realize is that these are guys who work best with rules, and probably do need some adult supervision."
And as anybody who watched the first film can guess, Tony and Cap aren't an ideal leadership pairing. "Tony has been paying for everything, designing stuff, building new toys, he's the benefactor of the whole thing. But Steve Rogers is very much in charge of operations and missions, he's the moral compass," Latcham goes on. "
But how long can Tony Stark have someone else be in charge?" In other words, groundwork is being distinctly laid for the Stark vs Rogers core of Civil War.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters on May 1.