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It’s a little strange that one of the most anticipated moments in Avengers 2 isn’t even something that takes place during the movie. Of course, we all want to see the team battle Ultron, but fans are already abuzz over what will be revealed in the post-credits scene. No need to wait any longer! We now have our answer, courtesy of director Joss Whedon: nothing.
We’re approaching that point in the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ marketing campaign where it can start to feel like we’ve already seen every big stunt and setpiece in the film before the movie’s even opened. But the new ‘Avengers’ trailer reveals yet another amazingly cool beat that’s never been seen before: Chris Evans’ Captain America loses his shield in battle with James Spader’s Ultron, so Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow snatches it while trailing the fight on a motorcycle, then slides under a semi-truck Fast & Furious-style and tosses it up to Cap so he can continue the battle. Awesome awesome awesome. (Marvel’s going to try to use that as a pull-quote on the poster, aren’t they?)
Woosh woosh! The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailers have been awesome and action-packed and have certainly done their job of getting us properly amped for the May 1 release. But you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen this version, which features little kids providing all of the dialogue and sound effects. Ultron is pretty darn cute when he’s voiced by a kid. Plus, there’s so many woosh sounds! Woosh!
Age of Ultron offers the most formidable and terrifying Marvel villain yet, but don’t let the seriousness of that threat fool you — the latest featurette for Avengers: Age of Ultron takes you behind the scenes of the upcoming super-sequel, and unsurprisingly, working on this movie was a whole lot of fun (but still exhausting).
Every good superhero has to upgrade his costume from time to time. Superman lost his underwear for Man of Steel. Batman got nipples for Batman & Robin. It’s just part of the superhero job. But Iron Man may be taking his job to extremes. In just five onscreen appearances — Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Avengers, Iron Man 3 and the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron — Tony Stark has created an astounding 45 armors. We’re here to take a look back at all 45 of them (plus the odd War Machine or Iron Patriot).
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters one month from today, which is crazy. Crazy because it seemed liked just the other day we were at Comic-Con in 2013 when Joss Whedon showed up, announced the Age of Ultron title and revealed the film's first teaser. Crazy also because we still have one more month to go?! Yes, this month leading up to Avengers 2 is going to feel like an eternity. We're here to help. Enter: Countdown to Ultron.
The cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron is already quite large, featuring not only the original superheroes reprising their roles from the first film, but new additions like Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and — as confirmed yesterday — Ulysses Klaw. We thought we knew the names of just about everyone involved, but it looks like Joss Whedon’s sequel still has a few casting surprises in store: Linda Cardellini and Julie Delpy have been confirmed for Age of Ultron, but who are they playing?
The appeal of superhero movies goes far beyond comic fans. If people who actually went out and bought comic books every Wednesday were the only ones who paid to see The Avengers, it wouldn’t have made over a billion dollars worldwide. Still, with decades of history behind these characters, even the neophytes can stand to learn a thing or two! With Avengers: Age of Ultron officially one month away, it’s time to dive into the strange history of the robotic menace that gives the sequel its title. You up for some Ultron knowledge?
In addition to providing motion capture support on Avengers: Age of Ultron, we’ve known for some time that Andy Serkis would also have a live-action part in the film. Serkis’ role in the film has remained mysterious since production began, although it’s been speculated for a while that he’s playing Black Panther villain Ulysses Klaw. You can officially stop speculating now because Serkis himself has delivered confirmation.