While sports fans were watching one of the most historical college football games of our generation, during the big show a new trailer for a little movie entitled Avengers: Age of Ultron was released. The stakes have never been higher as the fate of humanity befalls upon our heroes yet again, but only this time it may be their fault. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is headed in a much darker direction. Join us after the break to watch the trailer.
There is so much going on in this trailer and yet it says very little unless you read between the lines. There is more Hulkbuster action, with a lot of the dark tone pointed at Tony Stark. We know that in the MCU instead of Hank Pym aka Ant-Man creating Ultron it is Stark. And Ultron is using that to his advantage to disassemble the Avengers more easily than Loki. And the score continues to play to the tune of Pinocchio’s “I’ve Got No Strings” signifying Ultron’s artificial intelligence.
Avengers: Age of Ultron looks absolutely filled to the brim with all sorts of tidbits from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that I would hate to spoil anything for those who have not caught up with Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, or any of the other previous MCU films. I’m surprised and pleased with how much they’re holding back from revealing. It says about as little as the first trailer did.
So I will leave you with this: I like the trailer a lot, it’s subtle, dark, and shows just enough to tease and very little to spoil. As a fan of storyline and someone who is keeping up with the timeline of events, I am excited to see how everything unfolds the way it has been presented here.
Let’s jump into a brief spoiler section shall we? Skip to the screenshot gallery if you would not like to join in.
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With all that said, this trailer barely lifts a finger to showcase anything about Hydra, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, whoever Andy Serkis is playing, Vision, and of course Ultron. But one new factor to note is a brief glimpse of a woman disrobing by a pool of water. Who is she? By my calculations, I can assume that she is a Dora Milaje, one of Black Panther’s personal bodyguards. Ultron gains vibranium – a precious element that was used to create Captain America’s shield – to perfect his final form. An abundance of which can be found in Black Panther’s home world of Wakanda.
Another juicy bit we discover is what appears to be a young Natasha Romanoff right before an ominous hand covers her face. It looks like fans may get the Black Widow origin story they’ve been clamoring about.
I don’t really know what’s going on with Thor in the scene where he’s being electrocuted, but I’m sure he’s not happy about it. Based on the recent clip that was shown late last year where everyone tried to pick up Mjolnir, I feel like Age of Ultron will be building up Thor for something big before we see Thor: Ragnarok in 2017.
And the last item I’d like to discuss is the scene that flashes by with some surgical tools. In Agents of SHIELD we find out that Skye’s mother was tested on by Hydra back in the day to discover how her ability to not age worked. They poked and prodded, which eventually led to her death. Since Marvel Studios cannot say that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are mutants – 20th Century Fox owns those rights – they might be going as far as to say that they are similar to Skye and that they could be some sort of Inhumans who Hydra has kept locked up.
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Here is the official plot synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron:
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark aka Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers aka Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner aka The Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton aka Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes aka War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, and Paul Bettany as Vision.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to release May 1, 2015.
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Source: Marvel Entertainment