I have enjoyed all the trailers for Age of Ultron that have been released. I loved the darker tone, the scale of it, but one of the problems I had was that, as epic and amazing as the first two were, there was a considerable lack of humour compared to the first movie. Even Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is the most serious film in the MCU, had some moments of comic relief without being silly. This trailer has finally shown that aspect and I couldn’t be more happy.
The trailer opens with Ultron sitting on a throne and talking to the twins about how the only way to achieve peace is to eliminate the human race, starting with The Avengers. I love James Spader as Ultron more and more with every piece of footage we get. What a creepy voice… By the way, I think this is the first time we see Tony (Robert Downey Jr) saying he created Ultron. We are going to get a lot of Science Bros in this film! There’s a cool shot of the new Avengers tower and some hints at Civil War. Cap (Chris Evans) tries to save someone and fails. There is some Brutasha going on and something that at first looked like Wolverine’s claws but are actually Hawkeye’s (Jeremy Renner) new arrows.
The big money-shot of the trailer features all the Avengers engaging in a fight. I’m betting this is part of the epic opening scene of the film and they are fighting Hydra soldiers to get to wherever Baron von Strucker’s is hiding. There is a great shot of Cap, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Ironman facing Ultron and the twins across a bridge. Stark saying there is no way they will all survive (hinting a possible death?) and sassy Cap admitting it’s ok because he doesn’t really have any other plans (I’ll admit that the first time I saw the trailer I didn’t understand what Tony said and Steve’s response left me a bit confused). Those words are actually quite sad when you think that by getting frozen he missed his date with Peggy…
There is another cool shot of Cap fighting Ultron on top of a truck and in the party scene that we saw in previous trailers, Natasha refused to try to pick up Thor’s hammer. Now, she is picking up Cap’s shield while saying “Am I always picking after you, boys?” Could that be a foreshadowing of her picking Mijolnir at some point in the movie? We also see the twins in action. Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) messing with Natasha’s mind and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnsson) punching Cap in slow motion. Thor, not being impressed with Ultron, asks if that is the best he can do (which clearly isn’t a smart idea, as Cap points out), Ultron laughs at him and calls his minions. We get a shot from above of all the Avengers fighting together (except Quicksilver, who could be running too fast or even dead).
And, as it is now so typical from Marvel, after the “credits” we get the first look at Paul Bettany as the Vision! He looks just like in the comics, while still being realistic. The details on his eyes are amazing and I can’t wait to see him in action. Some people are speculating that it might be the soul stone in his forehead, which could be possible as Vision is a robot who wants to be human.
Anyway, how about you? What are your thoughts on the trailer? Do you like it better than the first two or did you prefer the darker tone of the previous ones?