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.
Oh man, oh man, oh man. Just when I thought I couldn’t get any more pumped for this movie, Marvel goes and releases this trailer. I think so far, Marvel has done a decent job of not giving too much of the story away in this and the first trailer. Instead, the focus has been on the action and sheer magnitude of desperation and destruction faced by the superhero team. In the beginning, we see civilians being escorted to safety (Hawkeye can be seen towards the upper right hand corner). With Tony’s hulkbuster armor revealed last trailer, more of the fight between Iron Man and the Hulk is shown. It looks like the Scarlet Witch may have something to do with Hulk’s rampage. If you look at his eyes around the 1:20 mark, they have a red color instead of the normal cheery green glow.
Black Widow will seemingly get her history fleshed out more as well. There is a scene with a young Natasha getting forced onto a medical table not quite halfway through the trailer. I think Black Widow may be the one to bring the Hulk out of his berserker rage. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch aren’t as prominent this time around. And one character that is still not seen is the Vision. I guess Marvel is reserving his reveal until you see the movie, which I suppose is a good thing. They shouldn’t give away their big reveals in the trailers. Andy Sarkis has another second in this trailer but still no clue who he plays. There is rumor that he’s playing Ulysses Klaw, a Black Panther villain. Given his look is similar and Black Panther was announced as part of Marvel’s Phase Three, it’s not completely unfounded.
A few other points of interest I found was the woman by the pool. I’m not sure who she is, but if the Avengers are heading to Wakanda (Black Panther’s fictional home country in Africa), she may be some Wakandian. Also, there is a woman behind Thor, around 1:03, that I’m not sure who she is either. I didn’t notice it right away, but there is a slow version of “There Are No Strings On Me” playing in between other pieces of music. They are really playing up the Ultron-is-free-from-his-creaters vibe.
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.