‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer Heralds Whedon Exit And New Avengers Team? [Video]

This is it – the final Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer has been released.

Now, you’ll just have to wait mark down the days on your calendar for Age of Ultron to come out on May 1. Sure, the trailer looks pretty awesome – but naysayers are quick to point out that Marvel has yet to do the sequel thing right.

But first – the cool stuff. The movie features the team we’ll all come to know and love – Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and of course, Captain America, Comic Book reports. The gang is back to fight off Ultron (an alien-in-origin computer program that inconveniently becomes sentient when Iron man starts fiddling with it) who wants to wipe out humanity from the face of the Earth.

Clearly, this is only a job for the Avengers.

But Age of Ultron may not be the big hit everyone hopes it is. The folks over at What Culture are concerned the film is far too top heavy with big name actors and could “sink under its own weight.” And the Avengers sequel has mighty large and prosperous shoes to fill. The first Avengers – which came out in 2012, was a behemoth at the box office. Will Age of Ultron do the same?

That’s questionable, because Marvel has mucked it up before. Ahead of the Avengers release, the Christian Science Monitor has pessimistically pointed out that their other sequel endeavors have pretty much failed – Iron Man and Thor being the top examples.

The 2008 original of Iron Man was spectacular, wowing audiences and critics alike – but parts two and three were quite underwhelming. Similarly, the first Thor was godly in its box officer performance. The Dark World? Eh… not so much.

But everyone loves Captain America (The First Avenger and Winter Soldier were both mega-hits). And maybe he’ll be the one to keep the franchise going after Ultron, whether or not it’s a hit.

Not too long ago, we learned that Age of Ultron may end with Hulk going off the deep end, Thor a missing person (… or god?) and Tony Stark retiring to a condo in Florida. That means Captain America is thus the last superhero standing and ready to begin his own Avenger films with a new team. And his group of superheroes may include the Scarlet Witch, The Vision, War Machine, and maybe even Captain Marvel in Captain America:Civil War, What Culture hinted.

But don’t count on Joss Whedon being a part of it. He’s already hinted that he’s finished with Marvel, Ultron being his swan song and has no interest in an upcoming two-part Avengers: Infinity War.

But why exactly? No one is quite sure, but perhaps it’s because it’s fed up with Marvel breathing down his neck as he made the Avengers movies. At least we have a bit more time with Whedon’s interpretation of the universe.

Now let’s start counting down to Age of Ultron’s release on May 1. Naysayers aside, it’ll probably still be awesome.

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