On Oct. 22, 2014, Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures premiered the first official teaser trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” after a bootleg of the trailer was leaked early on the Internet. The trailer has the first look at what the villain Ultron looks like in the movie, which is directed by Joss Whedon and which opens in U.S. and Canadian cinemas on May 1, 2015. (The movie’s release dates in other countries will vary.) James Spader is the voice of Ultron in the movie. And based on reactions on the Internet, the majority of fans seem to be very pleased with the trailer and have a high level of anticipation for “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
The cast members of the original “Avengers” movie are back for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Chris Evans as Captain America and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill. The actors who have joined the “Avengers” franchise in the “Ultron” movie include Elizabeth Olsen and Scarlett Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver and Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. Andy Serkis has a role in the movie that has not yet been announced.
“The Avengers” (which is available on demand, DVD, Blu-ray and digital download) was the highest-grossing movie of 2012. The movie sold $623 million in tickets in the U.S. and Canada and a total of $1.5 billion in tickets worldwide.
Joss Whedon, who directed and wrote the first “Avengers” movie, is back on board as director/writer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Details about the “Ultron” plot are being kept a secret, but Whedon commented to Entertainment Weekly (before the announcement was made about Spader getting the Ultron role) about how he envisions the Ultron character: “I knew right away what I wanted to do with him. He’s always trying to destroy the Avengers, goddamn it, he’s got a bee in his bonnet. He’s not a happy guy, which means he’s an interesting guy. He’s got pain.
“And the way that manifests is not going to be standard robot stuff. So we’ll take away some of those powers because at some point everybody becomes magic, and I already have someone [a new character, Scarlet Witch] who’s a witch … As a character I love [Ultron], because he’s so pissed off.”
Here is a sampling of comments on the Internet:
From the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” official Facebook page:
“Cant wait for the movie.”
“Is it bad that I have seen this video 10 times in a row for the last 20 min.”
“Giant Iron Man v The Hulk!!”
“I love the marvel movies, but this ultron looks like a transformer, its awful.”
“Awesome!! Can’t wait to see this one. Looks so cool!”
“This is were all fans waiting…damn so AWEZOME!!”
From Marvel Entertainment’s official YouTube channel:
“The combination of James Spader’s condescending voice with Ultron’s heartless and hateful look at the end is PERFECTION!”
“And That Line At The End Oh My That Creeps Me Alot!!”
“OMG where did the time go. I’ve been watching this over and over for 45 minutes. I’m so Pumped for this.”
“I dunno, am I the only one who’s pissed off about Ultron going toe-to-toe with Hulk? I mean, essentially what’s going on is that a massive robot can actually mess-up Hulk…..HULK! Hulk who, according to some sources I’ve read, took on an entire battalion of frost giants, without breaking a sweat. Hulk, who cannot be harmed by Thor himself. Hulk, who took on Superman.”
“I was waiting for a long time!!…….finally!…love you marvel…just love all new characters….quicksliver, scarlet witch, and vision …..finally its great to see the hulk buster armour! …im totally going mad……”
“I wonder if they’re gonna follow the comic book aspect of what happens when captain Americas shield breaks from absorbing too much energy.”
“Whedon said that 1 member of the Avengers is gonna die in this film. Well I hope it’s either those underrated superheroes: Hawkeye or Black Widow. Not a lot of people care about these characters anyways.”