Listen to a Sample of the ‘Avengers 2′ Score on the Updated Official Site
With the release date of Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ slowly marching closer and closer, Marvel Studios has officially started the slow and steady process of saturating the entire planet with marketing. The trailer was only step one. Within a few months, you won’t be able to walk three feet in any direction without hearing someone say “Avengers” or “Ultron.” Today marks a small but very necessary step in that process: the official website for the film has been updated. It’s not much, but what is here is going to appeal certain dedicated fans.
The first thing you’ll notice when you click on over to the official site is the fancy logo, which we’ve seen before but never this clearly. It’s that same iconic “A” from the first film, but not rendered in metallic grays and angry reds. In other words, the logo has been Ultron-ized. Naturally, the site lets you download a wallpaper version for your computer or phone or other device.
Far more interesting is the sound. The site now shows off a sample from the film’s score and it immediately stands out because it’s one of the most distinctive pieces of music we’ve heard from a Marvel film yet. For everything else they get right, Marvel Studios has a bad habit of saddling their films with instantly forgettable musical scores. None of them leave an impression. But this bombastic piece, with its combination of cold synth and menacing orchestral melodies, feels far different than most of what we have heard from the Marvel movies. It sounds like the ideal score for a movie about a killer robot that nearly destroys the world.
Here‘s the official synopsis, torn straight from the official site:
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
‘Avengers 2’ opens in theaters on May 1, 2015. Don’t worry if you forget that date. Disney and Marvel will make sure it is burnt into your brain soon enough.