Avengers: Age of Ultron is Marvel's biggest movie to date (at least until Captain America: Civil War comes out next year), packing in more superheroes and villains than most comic book crossover events. The movie was absolute spectacle, featuring the best special effects of any movie this summer (yes, that includes you, Jurassic World). The film promised to be bigger than its predecessor and it didn't disappoint, so when it makes its way to Netflix, it's going to be a big deal. And make no mistake, Avengers: Age of Ultron will be on Netflix.
OK, so there's still no confirmation that the film is heading to the streaming site anytime soon, but come on, you know it's going to be there eventually. If it doesn't, I'll eat my hat (my hat that says "Avengers: Age of Ultron on Netflix or bust"). The movie just came out on Sept. 8 for digital download, and doesn't arrive in Blu-Ray and DVD form until October. So it's going to be a while before Iron Man and company hit everybody's favorite streaming service. And that's OK. Frankly, I think we could all use the time to prepare because when it hits, nothing will ever be the same. Here are nine reasons Avengers: Age of Ultron on Netflix will change your life.
1. You'll Be Ruined For Future Fight Scenes
After watching Iron Man in Hulkbuster armor go toe-to-toe with the Hulk himself, how are you supposed to get excited for any other superhero fight? Captain America vs. Iron Man? No thanks. Batman vs. Superman? Bor-ing. Daredevil vs. Punisher? Surely you jest. Nothing compares to the fight scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron, so you might as well accept it.
2. You'll Want James Spader to Play Every Villain
Everybody panicked when Loki was cut from Avengers: Age of Ultron, but did you even notice his absence? Of course not because James Spader was born to play a comic book villain. His mix of creepiness and intelligence, along with a hefty does of sass, raised the bar so high for villains that you'll find yourself wishing he was the bad guy in everything.
3. You'll Need To Learn Everything You Can About The Vision
It takes a while for the Vision to show up, but once he does, you can't take your eyes off of him. He's incredibly powerful and deeply mysterious, and you're going to want to research the hell out of the character until you know all there is to know about him. And it still won't be enough.
4. You'll Plan the Rest Of Your Life Around Marvel's Schedule
Age of Ultron planted seeds for a ton of Marvel's upcoming movies. There were easter eggs for Civil War, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, and even Avengers: Infinity War; which is a full three years away! Basically, your schedule now revolves around Marvel's, so go ahead and clear it until they give you further instructions.
5. You'll Build A Shrine To The Hulk And Pray For His Return
The Hulk was his usual awesome, smashing self in Age of Ultron, and he once again left fans wanting more. But actor Mark Ruffalo recently said that the Hulk was cut from Civil War, and he doesn't know when, or if, the green guy will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This of course is DEFCON 1 level news, and needs to be treated with the same amount of urgency until the Hulk comes back.
6. You'll Find Yourself Rooting For The Lesser Avengers
Hawkeye and Black Widow... who cares, right? No powers, no interest. Until you realize that these two are the emotional core of the team. The pair prove they're not robot assassins (which is helpful since that's who they're fighting) by way of Hawkeye fighting for his family and Black Widow falling for the Hulk. The two bring a level of emotion to the film that might even get you a little misty eyed... if they weren't kicking so much ass.
7. You'll Have Brand New Squad Goals
Forget Taylor Swift and her posse. Last I checked, Cara Delevingne and Selena Gomez couldn't fly like Falcon or shoot missiles like War Machine. Just think how much more intense the "Bad Blood" video would have been if it were stocked full of Avengers. Nobody would be starting any Twitter feuds with you, that's for sure.
8. You'll Believe In Magic
I don't know what Scarlet Witch does, and you don't know what Scarlet Witch does. But she's awesome, and her powers look cool, so I'm just going to say she's magic. She is a witch, isn't she?
9. You'll Write Letters To Disney Asking Them To Buy All Your Favorite Franchises
Age of Ultron left no doubt with fans: Marvel is in good hands with Disney. The House of Mouse has made the comic brand bigger than ever, and it looks like it's going to do the same thing with Star Wars. But why stop there? Disney should just own everything and make it the best it can be. Harry Potter, James Bond, Jurassic Park... if it has a fanbase, Disney should own it and improve it.
There's still time for you to prepare for these massive changes coming in your life, but hopefully not too much time. Avengers: Age of Ultron needs to come to Netflix soon, as I can only watch so many reruns of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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