The film is the follow up to 2012’s Avengers Assemble with the cast from the first film returning.
So you get the likes of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark, Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Chris Evans’ Captain America and, of course, the eye-patch-wearing Samuel L Jackson as the comic book team’s head honcho, Nick Fury.
But this all-star cast will have a few new additions this time around as well, with Elisabeth ‘not Ashley or Mary-Kate’ Olsen playing the super-powered Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as her lightning-quick twin brother Quicksilver.
Check out the trailer below:
The new teaser was released by Marvel a week earlier than they had initially planned after it was leaked online. Pesky internet people! But what is it all about? Well…
“This is the end, the end of the path I started us on,” explains Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), who has variously shagged a lot of women, drunk a lot of booze, cracked a lot of jokes, invented a lot of stuff and you know, saved a lot of people (aka the world!) so far in the various offerings from the Marvel/ Iron Man/ Avengers canon. .
Johansson’s Black Widow sagely retorts to his summation: “Nothing lasts forever.” Well, thanks guys.
Basically, Tony Stark invents an artificial intelligence robot, imbued with amongst other things parts of Stark’s personality, which then goes mental and tries to bring peace to the world by destroying mankind. Cue: much screaming, crying and panic as each and every person on the planet cowers in fear. Good one Tone! (we hope this line made it into the film’s script at some point at least if not up there on the screen).
So it is looking like it is going to be one hell of a gloomy follow-up to the New York destroying first act.
But with geek king Joss Whedon back behind the camera and penning the script our money’s on it being a sure-fire block-busting spectacular.
The first instalment is, oh yeah, the third highest grossing movie ever made so it is safe to say that the follow-up is going to be one of next summer’s most hotly anticipated movies.
So it’s looking pretty bleak for the Avengers team, who appear to be full of remorse and sorrow and painfully lacking in clothes, too. Poor bunch.
So after all that moaning by Stark, this is the best he could come up with when tasked with the following request: ‘Could you please create a fearsome robot that will have everyone shitting themselves as it roams the earth killing and murderlising everything and everyone’. We’re not impressed. Looks more like Johnny Five’s long lost cousin.
Obvs the gang are deeply worried and saddened by Stark’s endeavours. And presumably they’re shit scared as well, so much so that Captain America does a runner back to the medieval past where…
He bumps into most of the rest of the cast. All wimps, the lot of them. If even one of us was an interstellar-travelling Norse god with a hammer that bashed the hell out of all and sundry, we’d take on that pesky ‘bot that Stark clearly outsourced to some kid and his school science project. Wimps, the lot of ’em.
Oh, what we didn’t know was that Ultron now looks like this, a big old double-hard bastard of a ‘bot that twats the Hulk around like he is just a tiny insignificant little nuisance. Oh dear guys. And it is only going to get worse.
Lets face it, Andy Serkis, looking like this is not going to be bringing peace and harmony to the party, is he? Unless peace and harmony are two dead things he has killed and is currently wearing around his mean-assed neck as some sort of devilish trophy while he laughs and cackles and mocks them.
Thor is not impressed by it all though and decides not to hide in the past but to grab Stark by the throat and berating him for being the coolest but also the most reckless of all the Avengers. Stoopid Stark, don’t let Point Break treat you like that!
Avengers – The Age of Ultron is due to be released April 24, 2015 via Walt Disney Studios.