At the Samsung-hosted “Night With Marvel Event” yesterday, Marvel debuted new footages of its upcoming “Avenger” sequel “Age of Ultron,” featuring all new shots of the Avengers and the second pic’s main baddie Ultron. Read on for more details on this story.
“Night With Marvel Event” attendees were in a treat yesterday as Marvel debuted a new footage of their upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The footage that came along with a commentary from “Avenger” helmer Joss Whedon will hopefully come in on Monday’s trailer during the College Football Playoff Championship. Samsung who hosted the event said that the featurette might also be released on their devices.
The new footage reused most shots from last October’s trailer but is packed with numerous new goodies such as a scene where Ultron bursts forth from a train with Quicksilver and Iron Man, who swoops in audiences leaving a trail of destroyed Ultron bots and a shot of the Samsung building crumbling down. The new scenes also featured concept arts of Ultron, showing him in different stages hinting that Ultron might continuously update and revise himself in the pic.
The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will follow the events of the original film. With S.H.I.E.L.D.’s abolition on “Captain America: Winter Soldier” and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Stark creates Ultron, a self-aware, self-teaching artificial intelligence, who can assess threats and control Stark’s Iron Legion. However, things go awry as his plan quickly backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth. The superhero team will confront newcomers Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, as well as the Vision.
The original cast will be suiting up to reprise their respective roles: Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Hayley Atwell, Thomas Kretschmann and Stellan Skarsgård reprise their roles from previous MCU films as Maria Hill, Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Peggy Carter, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker and Erik Selvig. Claudia Kim was cast as a scientist and friend of Tony Stark, while Andy Serkis is playing an undisclosed role in the film. James Spader plays central villain Ultron. “Avengers” co-creator Stan Lee is set to make a cameo appearance.
Paul Bettany, who voiced J.A.R.V.I.S. (Tony Stark’s AI butler) in previous films, will now play the synthezoid Vision, an android who is able to control his density, which enables him to phase through walls, fly or have a diamond-hard near invulnerability. The Vision will be joined by Magneto’s twins, Pietro Maximoff and Wanda Maximoff/Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen respectively.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015 in North America in 2D and IMAX 3D.
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