There are less than two weeks left before the world premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron at The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California where all of the stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will gather and stroll the red carpet for the franchise’s biggest event yet. The Avengers sequel isn’t necessarily the end of “Phase 2” (Ant-Man in July is) but it’s the film that will wreck the world as we know it (in the movies) and set the stage for Phase 3 where heroes turn on other heroes.
The entire team is back for Age of Ultron, including Nick Fury who started the whole thing, and with the help of a few fresh faces (details here!), they must battle their worst enemy yet: a mysterious form of artificial intelligence hellbent on eradicating humanity from Earth in order to save it.
Writer and director Joss Whedon has been teasing a darker experience and the theme of “death” ever since his first effort set broke box office records worldwide in 2012, but it’s not all doom and gloom for Avengers 2. The heroes are back as showcased in the above one-minute teaser trailer (an extended TV spot). It’s only the second official commercial from Marvel Studios for the Avengers sequel and below are the two latest Age of Ultron TV spots, the first focusing on Ultron calling out Earth’s Mightiest and tearing them apart…
A New Age Begins…
What’s with the city coming apart at the end? Massive Ultron weapon? It’s too early for Attilan (the flying city of the Inhumans) to come into play given that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC is only beginning to explore that aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That and the Inhumans movie won’t be releasing until 2019 – a long, long ways away. Still, the sheer destruction makes for great foundation-laying for the Civil War story to be explored in Captain America 3 next year. Who’s responsible for all of this? The Avengers are.
The second new video (actually the fourth TV spot so far) is much less dramatic and focuses on the sheer fun of the Avengers re-assembling on the big screen. It’s another roster roll call similar to the video up top. Thor takes out a Hydra soldier wearing alien Chitauri armor by letting his mighty hammer Mjolnir fly past him, and Hawkeye gets a little personality in calling out the insane situations he finds himself in as one of the “normals” among the super-powered heroes.
We’re Fighting An Army of Robots and I Have A Bow and Arrow…
For fans looking to see Marvel’s latest on the biggest of theater screens, there’s a new set of Avengers: Age of Ultron IMAX posters to check out as well – each focusing on Ultron and the entire team:
For more, check out these Avengers: Age of Ultron featurettes and “fun facts” Disney shared for the movie. Which poster is your fave?
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.