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Just a couple of hours after Marvel Studios announced their upcoming “Phase 3″ slate, the studio has just set loose this first clip from 2015’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The clip shows the Avengers team celebrating a HYDRA takedown by attempting to lift Thor’s Mjolnir. However, the festivities gets interrupted by an early incarnation of Ultron.
Joss Whedon’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 Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
James Spader Talks ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ & Playing The Titular Villain: “He Is Psychopathic. He’s Really Batsh*t Crazy”
The first trailer for ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ arrived online last week, providing us with our first proper look at the character of Ultron himself. With James Spader taking on the role, he recently opened up about the character to the good folks over at Total Film. “There’s a humerous aspect to him, which is something that drew me in from the very first conversation I had with Joss [Whedon],” Spader revealed. “In many ways he’s a child, this character, because he’s a brand new being who’s just come to be. And yet, through artificial intelligence, he has an incredible capacity for knowledge. So he’s a very powerful, smart child.”
Currently starring as a former government agent, turned criminal, in ‘The Blacklist,’ James Spader drew fundamental differences between the morally ambivalent Red and Ultron. “Ultron takes abrupt turns in scenes. Red isn’t pyschopathic but Ultron is. Yes, he is psychopathic. He’s really batshit crazy!”
Well, this has been eventful. Less than 24 hours after it was announced that the first trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will debut next Tuesday during ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC, the full teaser leaked online prematurely at around midnight UK time, and soon became the #1 topic on both Twitter and Reddit. With that being the case, Marvel has dropped the official trailer in hi-res, and they’ve also Tweeted out the following response to the leak.
Full credit to Marvel for handling this situation perfectly for fans. Business wise, I can imagine the people behind ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ are fuming, and understandably so. The trailer itself, which I think is fantastically ominous and destructive, raises a number of questions – for one, who the hell is Andy Serkis playing?!
ABC and Marvel have announced that the first teaser trailer for Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will debut with next Tuesday’s ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ episode. This news follows last week’s revelation that Robert Downey Jr. would be starring in ‘Captain America 3,’ with an eye for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to tackle the “Civil War” comicbook storyline. ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ airs on Tuesday at 9:00pm ET/PT (2:00am UK time) on ABC.
In the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ 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.
Writer-Director Rian Johnson Talks ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Creative Freedom & More: “It’s Just Joyous”
On a rather fantastic TalkHouse podcast episode featuring Rian Johnson and Terry Gilliam for the US theatrical release of Gilliam’s latest movie, ‘The Zero Theorem,’ Johnson opened up briefly about his work as writer-director on ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’ (he’s also rumored to be writing and perhaps helming ‘Star Wars Episode IX’). Asked how it feels to “take over someone else’s world”, the ‘Looper’ writer-director replied, “I’m just starting into it, but so far it’s been nothing but…honestly, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had writing. It’s just joyous.” Johnson also talked about not only growing up with the movies, but playing with Star Wars toys as a child. “The first movies I was making in my head were part of this world, so part of it is a direct connection —it’s almost like an automatic jacking-in into childhood in a weird way.”
The first official synopsis has arrived online for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ and it literally contains no new information – which is understandable, given that we’re still around 9 months away from the film’s release. Opening on April 24th, 2015 in the UK and Ireland and May 1st, 2015 in the US, the cast list for the enormously anticipated flick includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as Rhodey/Iron Patriot, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision. The newly released synopsis for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is as follows.