So Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer was officially released a few hours ago and it looks like it’s going to be even more action packed than the first. Oh my god I can’t express how excited I am. I’ve embedded the trailer at the bottom so if you haven’t seen it yet, you can check it out.
I’ve highlighted 6 things that we now know about the movie, just as something for you to ponder.
1) Ultron’s army are badass as hell
They seem to be designed to look like Tony Stark’s Iron Man costume. We see them crawl out of the sea and one of them (possibly Ultron himself) crushes one of Iron Man’s drone’s head in one hand. I mean, Thor’s hammer couldn’t even smash Iron Man’s head and if that’s the kinda damage his little helpers can do, then one can only imagine the havoc that Ultron himself could cause.
2) Bruce Banner goes off the rails
We see Mark Ruffalo shaking on an aircraft, running alone through a forest and battling Iron Man (more on that later). There have been talks of a new Hulk film being in the air at Marvel Studios (Planet Hulk maybe?) so perhaps this is a way of giving the Hulk a jumping off point for a spin off.
3) Tony Stark Brings Out the HULKBUSTER OUTFIT
One of the coolest things Iron Man does in the comics is create lots of different suits for different purposes, for going into space, for going underwater and best of all, for fighting the Hulk. It’s so awesome that they’re bringing this miniature story-arc into the bigger story-arc (arc-ception?) and we’ll finally see the Hulk do battle with someone as strong as him.
4) James Spader is The PERFECT Choice for Ultron
The voice that echoes throughout the trailer is one of the eeriest, threatening and dread inspiring voices I’ve ever heard. Joss Whedon was quoted as saying Spader was the “first and only choice” to voice Ultron because of a “hypnotic voice that can be eerily calm and compelling” and by the sounds of things, he was dead right!
5) SOMEONE Is Going To Be Killed Off
Soon after Age of Ultron was announced, Joss Whedon said that there will be a death in this installment of the franchise. The question is… who? There are hints littered throughout the trailer, though most noticeably at the end we see Thor’s arm looking rather limp beside Captain America’s shield. Would Marvel really kill 2 of their most successful franchises though? With RDJ yo-yoing between confirming and denying Iron Man 4, maybe it’s been decided that Tony Stark will make his final bow in Age of Ultron, being destroyed by his own creation. How poetic.
6) It’s Going To Be a LONG Movie
There seems to be a lot of action to fit in and a lot of different storylines that need to play out. There’s the whole Ultron saga, then Hulk having a battle with himself (and the other Avengers), the Maximoff twins (Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) need to be introduced and there looks like there’s some Hydra weapons thrown in there for good measure. So it must be a long film.
7) Tony Stark F**** Up. Royally.
“This is the end. The end of the path I started us on”. We already know that Ultron himself is a bit of Stark tech that went completely wrong, became self aware and developed a God complex. But seeing Tony Stark talk himself down is something we haven’t really seen yet. Throw Thor pinning him up to the wall by his throat into the mix and you’ve got yourself a real f*** up.
8) Tom Hiddleston Definitely Won’t Be Making An Appearance
For the first time in this franchise, I think we’re going to be presented with a villain more disastrous and dangerous as Loki. To be honest I’m glad that he won’t be making an appearance. It would be a shame to almost embarrass him by putting him next to a villain as evil as Ultron. He would definitely pale in comparison and it would almost ruin the cunning trickster by making him seem trivial and lame compared to Ultron.
9) Hawkeye Has A Lot More Screentime
Hawkeye was a massively wasted character in Avengers: Assemble, his main contribution to the film being one of Loki’s mindless goons. This one however, appears to show him single handedly fighting an army of what appears to be Hydra soldiers. Whedon did promise that Agent Barton would get some more screen time as there is also consideration for him to have his own spin-off franchise. Not the most deserving character, but anything Marvel touches seems to be golden these days so maybe it’d be a good choice.
10) It WILL Be One of The Biggest Movies of All Time
When I wrote this article, the trailer was only around 12 hours old and it already had 7,000,000 views on youtube, plus views on other hosting sites. With Avengers: Assemble taking in over $1.5 billion at the box office, with the now even larger fanbase following Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, Thor 2 and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff series, there is no reason for this to not challenge Titanic or Avatar for highest box office gross. Even if it doesn’t top them with box office takings, you can be guaranteed that it’s going to beat them for quality. Awards wise, although movies like this don’t tend to be “Best Picture” winners at the Oscars, they do pick up a lot of special effects and cinematography kind of awards. To be fair, within 15 hours of the release of its trailer, it’s managed to pick up an award nomination.
I am so damn excited for this movie so whenever anything new crops up, be sure that I’ll have an update!