Fans asked for it on social media, and they got it. The latest, full trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s packed with so much amazing goodness, we hardly know where to begin. First, WATCH IT:
There you go. That is the gauntlet throw that Marvel fanatics have been waiting for – the trailer that finally said, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron is the summer blockbuster powerhouse that every other movie needs to fear!" In addition to showing far more scenes of the team in action (including at least three AMAZING "Avengers Assemble!" shots), the full trailer for Marvel’s next Avengers movie also starts to fill in a number of important story gaps that we have been discussing for some time now.
In an effort to create a suit of armor around the planet, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) admits that he launched "the Ultron program." Now, whether that program has roots in the research of one Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), we just don’t know yet. But yes, the comic roots have been doctored, and Stark is now the Dr. Frankenstein to James Spader’s Ultron.
Captain America (Chris Evans) also explains that the act of saving the world, time after time, is creating a bit of a disaster climate. It almost looks like the Avengers are doing more harm than good, with the collateral damage from their actions coming with a price.
In this footage, we now see the seeds of what Joss Whedon does so well… self-doubt instilled in the mighty. The director has been explaining that the Avengers, as a team, are super-powered beings who don’t know how to properly exercise their control. And Ultron looks like he will be the tipping point that plunges the team into anarchy and chaos. Look at the Hulk fighting Ultron robots!
The payoff of the full trailer, of course, is our first – very quick – look at Paul Bettany’s Vision.
And that might be all until the movie opens on May 1. But honestly, isn't that enough, Marvel fans?!
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