Apart from maybe Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age Of Ultron may be the most anticipated film of 2015. And it’s no wonder why, as it brings together at least nine fan-favorite superheroes into one movie. Yet despite the anticipation, Marvel has been pretty coy with the footage and specific details they’ve dropped. The first two trailers did a great job establishing a morbid tone, but we were still given very little plot. It was thought that, in an effort to leave some of the iconic Avengers moments in the theater, they’d restrain themselves. While this new Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer does indeed show some restraint, it does still give us a lot of content to examine.
First and foremost is Ultron’s motive. For the first time, we are given a reason why he wants to take down the Avengers and destroy the world. The trailer opens in a temple, with Ultron speaking to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. “I was designed to save the world,” Ultron says. “People who have looked to sky and seen hope… I’ll take that from them first. There’s only one path to peace. Their extinction.”
And so we have Avengers: Age Of Ultron, a story of an artificial intelligence with a conviction that the death of the human race is the only way to save the earth. To make matters worse, it is an A.I. created by Tony Stark himself to help protect the world. “Well, you amazingly failed,” Black Widow says to Stark. No kidding.
So what else did the Age Of Ultron trailer have to offer? We see a moment where Quicksilver takes out Captain America with a punch to the face, so as expected, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver look to be Ultron’s underlings in the film, and it’s a wonder how the movie will manage to make them redeemable after their role in the world’s destruction. Though based on a shot with Scarlet Witch fighting with the Avengers, we know at least she is destined to turn.
There is also an allusion to the idea that we may lose our first Avenger in this film. But as for who it will be… well, we know it can’t be Iron Man, Captain America, or Black Widow, as they’ve all been confirmed for future films. I’ll leave any further speculation on that for the fandom.
We are also treated to two potentially iconic Avengers moments – though admittedly none quite as cool as the circling shot from the first Avengers. The first moment is a shot where they all leap through the snow to take on the machine gun-wielding enemies (who they are, however, is unknown). The second moment is a a shot from above, where they stand back-to-back in a circle as they take on all the Ultron-bots, who attack en mass.
Lastly, we have our very first in-film look at Vision, as brief of a look as it is. Needless to say, it looks pretty slick.
Overall, this trailer is likely the strongest of the three, showing a significant amount of story, as well as exciting set pieces. While the first two Age Of Ultron trailers gave off a sense of helplessness, this one makes the movie seem more like a nail-biting action/thriller, which is by no means a bad thing.
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