Leading up to last week’s release of the third full-length Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, Marvel Studios released a series of new posters for the sequel. It began with the first team-based one-sheet and in the days following, the stars of the movie shared their own character portraits.
Robert Downey Jr. was the first and helped launch the campaign that led to the fan-driven early release of the new Avengers 2 trailer, and the expectation was that the series would conclude with posters revealing a better look at new characters Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Vision. After a week delay, two of the three have finally gotten their one-sheet debuts.
Below are the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron posters focusing on the “twins,” super-powered newcomers, Pietro “Quicksilver” Maximoff and Wanda “Scarlet Witch” Maximoff, who bring youth and an entirely new set of powers for writer and director Joss Whedon to play with.
And to compare live-action to the art, here are their Comic-Con 2014 concept posters:
Quicksilver of course, has the powers of super speed, and his sister, Scarlet Witch has more complex abilities. She’s telekinetic to a certain extent, and can blast a form of hex energy in addition to manipulating the minds of her opponents. The Witch is magical and/or “reality warping” depending on who you ask. Ultron recruits the pair and uses them to tear apart The Avengers, making each one of them live out what we can only assume are horrifying dream sequences. Some of that is shown in the Avengers trailers.
We’ll have more on the mysterious origins of Pietro and Wanda, how they get their powers and why they fight against The Avengers, in addition to interviews with each of them in the coming week. Stay tuned!
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.