Marvel Studios’ marketing machine has officially kicked into crunch time drive, as the May 1st premiere date of Avengers: Age of Ultron draws closer. Of course Marvel actually has two movies coming out this year, with Ant-Man following Avengers 2 in August, and serving as an epilogue to Marvel’s Phase Two saga.
As the marketing machine goes to work, we’ve seen new and more frequent promotional material from both Marvel and the many companies tied to Age of Ultron‘s marketing – including Audi, which has put out the promo seen above, featuring both films in the Marvel 2015 lineup. There’s nothing really new in the Ant-Man footage (just a condensed rehash of the first trailer, with a few new bits) – but the Avengers footage includes what is seemingly the actual sound design for the movie’s superpowered characters. Be sure to turn your speakers up.
Avengers 2 Character Promo Art
Check out the latest batch of Age of Ultron character art, which features the team in their new costumes, complete with updated bios that explain where we find them in the film. That includes Paul Bettany’s Vision, who has been largely hidden in the movie’s marketing campaign (courtesy of CBM):
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron releases in theaters on May 1 2015, followed by Ant-Man on July 17 2015, Captain America: Civil War on May 6 2016, Doctor Strange on November 4 2016, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 5 2017, Spider-Man on July 28, 2017, Thor: Ragnarok on November 3 2017, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 on May 4 2018, Black Panther on July 6 2018, Captain Marvel on November 2 2018, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 on May 3 2019 and Inhumans on July 12, 2019.