The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer #1

Official Synopsis: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

I don’t even know where to begin with this.  It may be the Marvel fan boy in me, but I cannot contain my hype for Age of Ultron after watching this trailer.  Ever since it was revealed James Spader was cast as the voice of Ultron, I was sold. If you want to see an example of why Spader is perfect as the villain, check him out as Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington in the show The Blacklist.  As Ultron, he adds just the right amount of malice in his voice and comes across as a truly menacing figure.

Speaking of Ultron, he looks amazing!  I’m most interested to see how he creates his body from Tony Stark’s old armer.  Towards the beginning we see how him as pieces rigged together, which gives an awesome Frankenstein’s monster feel.  But the real money shot is that of him at the end.  I don’t know what it was, but I like that his face moves like a human’s (it’s static in the comics).  When I first saw it, shivers went down my spine.

Although this trailer is the length of a full trailer, it is only an extended teaser trailer because it doesn’t give anything away about the story.  However, it does give us a simple look at the characters and overview.  We get a decent glimpse of Quicksilver’s powers in action but the Scarlet Witch’s powers still aren’t displayed fully.  In the comics she has reality-altering powers, so it will be interesting how that is adapted to fit into Marvel’s more “grounded” powers.

Just like in The Avengers, there is some hero vs hero action.  It should be exciting to see what makes the Hulk and Thor attack Stark.  Either way, the result looks to be explosive.

Oh, and how about Cap’s shield at the end?

The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits US theaters May 1, 2015.  Joss Whedon returns as director, and sees the return of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and Paul Bettany, along with The Avengers newcomers James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie poster

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