'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Mega-Trailer Teases the Biggest Superhero Slugfest of All Time

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:32 Written by  iamrogue
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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Mega-Trailer Teases the Biggest Superhero Slugfest of All Time

With two months until Avengers: Age of Ultron assembles in theaters, Marvel Studios has dropped one last trailer for the sequel to the biggest superhero movie ever.

This trailer is a humdinger, one that makes it absolutely clear Age of Ultron puts The Avengers to shame, dwarfing its predecessor in scope, spectacle, and stakes.

Disney announced that the trailer would hit tomorrow night, then in canny promotional fashion allowed fans to unlock the preview by Tweeting the heck out of it.  Fan obliged, and now the Avengers are here to make your morning.

Seriously, this is the summer movie trailer to end all summer movie trailers.  There are at least a handful of shots that are popcorn movie perfection, like the one with Earth's Mightiest Heroes leaping across the frame in unison, each striking a heroic, comic book pose and they prepare to unleash an unholy can of whupass.

For the most part, though, they're the ones getting their asses whupped by Ultron, the bastard robo-child of Tony Stark. Since S.H.I.E.L.D. went up in smoke, the Avengers are now the top lawdogs on the planet, and they're getting a little worn out from all the world-policing.  So in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Stark builds a global Iron Legion of super-drones.  To run the operation, he creates Ultron, a wholly unique artificial intelligence designed to keep the world safe.  Except Ultron figures that protecting Earth means wiping out humanity. 

What follows is a worldwide race to stop the A.I. from making himself invulnerable and tear Earth's Mightiest Heroes apart from the inside.

Go ahead and watch it again.  We'll wait.  There's a lot of quick, quick coolness to pore over here, from derring do to a last-second glimpse at Paul Bettany as Vision, the synthezoid who might just be poised to steal the whole movie.

A frequent complaint about Marvel is that, with the exception of Loki, the MCU lacks villains on the level of its heroes.  James Spader's magnificently villainous Ultron looks like he's going to change that, representing an unprecedented physical and mental threat.

"When Ultron speaks, he has a point. He is really not on top of the fact that the point he’s making has nothing to do with the fact that he’s banoonoos," returning wirter-director Joss Whedon recently explained. "And that he hates the Avengers for bringing him into this world, and he can’t really articulate that or even understand how much he hates humanity. He thinks he all that. That guy is very fun to write. He combines all the iconic stuff. The powers he has are slightly different – he can control certain things, he’s not just firing repulsers."

Facing off against this new threat are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).  Siding with Ultron are newbies Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).

Also appearing in the sequel are War Machine (Don Cheadle), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell), Heimdall (Idris Elba), and Black Panther's nemesis Ulysses Klaw (Andy Serkis).

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 1st.

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