Three weeks ago the marketing campaign for The Avengers: Age of Ultron officially began. Comic-Con teasers, concept art and a few photos aside, the first public look at the sequel to 2012's record-breaking The Avengers came with the trailer that leaked early in October (read our in-depth analysis of it here).
Marvel quickly responded by releasing the official version and followed it up with an additional footage that aired during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC a week later. That same day, Marvel Studios held an event on Los Angeles where they played even more footage of The Avengers 2 on top of announcing their upcoming slate of films that comprise Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And now there's a tiny bit more...
After the main trailer released, an extended version gave fans a better look at the team dressed in casual attire, hanging out in Avengers Tower (previously Stark Tower), taking turns attempting to lift Thor's hammer. A second extended trailer has surfaced online since and while it follows a nearly identical structure to the original, it includes several additional shots.
The intro in this version is extended and we get a tad more of Ultron's party-crashing speech, including a clear look at new character Claudia Kim, the team's doctor. There are also a few new shots of Hawkeye and Black Widow, other team members, and one of Iron Man blasting a few enemy soldiers. The most notable addition however, is the extra few seconds of Ultron which show that he's not alone when he's making his intentions clear and first attacking The Avengers, as a pair of Ultron suits bust through the wall behind him.
It really makes you wonder how that sequence will play out since Earth's Mightiest are not suited up or armed for a battle, outside of Thor having his hammer. James Rhodes and Tony Stark do have an armored gauntlet each though...
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 and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, 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, Thor: Ragnarok on July 28, 2017, Black Panther on November 3 2017, Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1 on May 4 2018, Captain Marvel on July 6 2018, Inhumans on November 2 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2 on May 3 2019.
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