This post is part of the Age of Ultron Aftermath series.

So, you’ve seen Avengers: Age of Ultron six times, and you’re wondering, ‘what does this mean for my favourite character?’. In this series of articles, we’re going to take a look at where each character has been left, and use what we already know, as well as some speculation, to discuss what the end of Age of Ultron means for each of the Avengers. Needless to say, spoilers ahead for Age of Ultron.

Age of Ultron – What Does it Mean For War Machine?

War Machine is an Avenger now! He was the character I expected would die during Age of Ultronbut I’m sure he likes this outcome more. Much like with Falcon, a few jokes are made either by him or about him near the start of the film, which relate to his not being one of the Avengers, but what we do know is that he’s been keeping himself busy creating ‘War Machine stories’.

So he has been flying around on missions (apparently taking down dictatorships), working for the US government, and possibly having some connection to S.H.I.E.L.D, although this isn’t confirmed. This strong military background does make him one of the more well-trained members of the new Avengers line-up, and one Captain America will know he can rely on.

Age of Ultron – What Does it Mean For War Machine?

It’s likely that War Machine, along with most of the new team will play some part in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, and He could potentially play one of the most interesting and important roles in film. This is because he falls directly between the two sides of the superhero registration conflict that is likely to be a huge part in the film. On one hand, he’s currently fighting alongside Captain America, and is one of The Avengers, so will want his team to feel safe, which could lead to him being against superhero registration. On the other hand, he’s one of Tony Stark’s best friends, as well as being a long time servant of the government, so may well be a supporter of what they’re trying to do.

There is a chance that the reason Iron Man has ‘given up’ being an Avenger is because he knows War Machine is a part of the team. Having someone that close to the centre of the action means he can stay informed but still keep his distance. Whatever happens, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of War Machine.

What do you think is next for War Machine? Did we miss anything? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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