Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed and written by Joss Whedon. The Avengers, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, unite to retrieve Loki’s scepter. Tony Stark uses the scepter’s power to create an artificial intelligence, Ultron, to protect Earth. However, Ultron becomes self-aware and deems humanity a threat, leading to a conflict with the Avengers. The film introduces new characters, such as Scarlet Witch and Vision, and explores themes of artificial intelligence and the consequences of power.