After the record-shattering success of past Marvel Cinematic Universe films like “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3,” which were, respectively, the third and sixth highest grossing films of all time, it will be no surprise when “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man” sweep the box office this summer.

Marvel has slowly been building up a series of films beginning in 2008 with the release of the first feature of their cinematic universe, “Iron Man.” The nine films of the MCU that have been released since then have all been wildly popular and huge hits in the box office.

This summer, two more films will be added to the MCU: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Ant-Man.” “Age of Ultron” is the long-awaited sequel to “The Avengers” and, with director and screenwriter Joss Whedon at its head, it will no doubt be one of the finest films of the summer with the return of Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans as Iron Man and Captain America respectively, along with the additions of James Spader as Ultron and Paul Bettany as the Vision. “Ant-Man,” the final film of phase two of the MCU, is also highly anticipated, starring Paul Rudd as Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. As the origin story of a new hero entering the MCU, it will surely be a big hit.

With these high expectations also come high budgets. “Age of Ultron” has a budget of $250 million, but will most likely make as much, if not more, than the first “Avengers” film, which grossed at more than $1.5 billion worldwide.

A popular debate regarding “Age of Ultron” is the fact that Whedon has decided not to include a post-credit scene at the end of the film like its predecessor.

“We wanted to be clear that there was no tag scene at the very, very end of the film,” said Whedon, “Because after sitting through 40 minutes of credits and not seeing anything, we thought people would become irate.”

Moviegoers everywhere are excited for this and many other elements of the coming Marvel films. Without a doubt, these movies will not disappoint one bit.

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