The Top Ten Things we learned from the new trailer
So, in a word, wow. The Age of Ultron trailer was initially teased for next Tuesday, but a leak dropped a high quality version almost a week early. Marvel’s response, as opposed to rushing to recall the trailer and contain it, simply said, “Dammit Hydra.” So now that the trailer of epicness has been released, let’s break it down.
Once again, here is the trailer if you didn’t catch it.
Now, let’s break it down. Quick note, I have screen-shotted these images myself. I’m not going to crop away the time-note on any of them, so that you can go back and see them yourself if you want.
One of the many exciting things we saw was our first glimpse of the Hulk Buster. An Iron Man armor inside a bigger armor, this is the technology designed to contain hulk. In short, it looks pretty BA.
Our first image of Ultron was a warped Iron Man suit. From nearly the beginning, I, and others, had been saying that Ultron was a creation of Tony Stark. This image of Ultron is simply gorgeous, in my opinion.
Our second image is of a taller Ultron from behind. I’m not sure what’s going on with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Will they be working alongside him? Are they captives? What the heck is even going on?
We can see that Ultron is physically imposing, which I love.
And our image of the evidently-fully-evolved Ultron. I love the comic adaptation of his face.
One more note on Ultron: Jason Spader rocked the voice-over. I love that they didn’t make his voice overly electronic, as would be tempting. I spent the majority of last night muttering to myself, “There are no strings on me.” It gave me goosebumps every time.
Scarlet and Silver
I like the visual of the hex power here. This and Scarlet Witch’s costume are simply awesome. Well done.
Quicksilver is very blue, but frankly I love what I have seen of him. One of the big hurtles that the character would have to jump on screen is to be notably different from both X-men’s Quicksilver and DC’s Flash. From what I have seen here, I personally think he will rise above both. I am thrilled to see more of him.
Prediction: Thor is ticked at Tony for Ultron. Still, being in the grip of the God of Thunder is not a happy place to be.
What has got Scarlet Witch so ticked? Many are going to take this and run with the “her brother just died” direction. Possible, but a little early. We simply don’t know what’s up.
We knew that Age of Ultron would be taking place in other locations that the Germany and New York of The Avengers. We saw a little bit of the scenery that we will expect to destroy in the Avengers sequel. Check them out:
The Broken Shield
Dude. This part just made me flip. The broken vibranium shield. In the comics, it has been broken before. Is this a dream sequence? Is it a true destruction of the famed shield? Does Marvel just have a thing about disbanding and destroying shields in the Marvel Universe?
Banner’s Seen Better Days
We had a couple looks at Mark Ruffalo’s reprisal of his roll as Bruce Banner… and none of them look very happy. This definitely looks like a new low for the Hulk-ish scientist.
The double-take proved well-founded. Yes, that is Gollum in all his bearded glory. We don’t know the extent of his roll in the trailer, but it is exciting nonetheless.
We got our first look at the mini-robots that will likely be the Chitauri of Age of Ultron, simply so the Avengers can bash on hundreds of smaller bad guys.
I took special note to look for the Vision, but sadly, he was not there… Still the biggest mystery for the movie is where the Vision will fit in. I am excited to see our first look at him.
There are also a couple more images that simply cannot yet be explained. For example:
Let me know what you thought of the trailer. Then watch it seventeen more times, like I have. Special thanks to Rowen for alerting me that the trailer was out and then pointing out the Pinocchio song in the background.
Will Age of Ultron live up to the expectations? Please let me know what you think in the comments, but only time will tell.