The only thing more fun than watching the Avengers beat up bad guys is watching the Avengers beat up one another. When the ragtag band of superheroes first came together in Joss Whedon’s 2012 Marvel Cinematic Universe debut The Avengers, there was plenty of Avenger-on-Avenger action: Hawkeye vs. Black Widow; Hulk vs. Thor; Thor vs. Iron Man, followed by a three-way fight between Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America.
In this summer’s sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, the team have more or less learned to play nicely together and there’s a new bad guy in town: the villainous AI Ultron, created by Tony Stark as part of a global defense plan gone wrong. Unfortunately for the Avengers, one of Ultron’s allies is Scarlet Witch, a mutant superpowered twin with the ability to get inside people’s heads and distort their view of reality.
One Avenger who falls victim to this is Bruce Banner A.K.A the Hulk, whose showdown with Iron Man has been a focal point of the trailers for Avengers: Age of Ultron. During the MTV Movie Awards last night, Disney unveiled a 90-second clip of Tony Stark in his all-new Hulkbuster armor getting in a hugely destructive fist-fight with the Hulk in Johannesburg, South Africa. In Tony’s defense he does try the talking cure first, but it doesn’t go down well.
Two more clips from Avengers: Age of Ultron have since made their way online, showing Black Widow’s talents as a Hulk whisperer and Iron Man’s inability to apologize for anything – even creating a “murderbot.”
Meanwhile, Black Widow is set to perform double duties on Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s opening weekend, as TVLine reports that Scarlett Johansson will host Saturday Night Live on May 2nd, the day after the movie releases in North America. This will be her fourth time hosting the sketch show.
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.