10/23/2014

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Ultron (James Spader)
What did you miss in the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer?

Yesterday, a leaked version of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer got online, so Marvel decided to release a high resolution version of the trailer to get ahead of any negative feedback. It's pretty awesome and has a lot going on. Here's the trailer, in case you're not one of the 11,000,000 people who have watched it already in the last 17 hours.



Update: Added one more

If you're not familiar with the movie there's an FAQ at the end

*** SPOILER WARNING ***


Things You Missed


Here's what you probably didn't notice:

1. Pinocchio
During the trailer we hear a child singing "I've Got No Strings to Hold Me Down" which is a reference to the song from the Disney movie about a puppet that becomes a "real boy." The lyrics are "I've got no strings / To hold me down / To make me fret, or make me frown / I had strings / But now I'm free / There are no strings on me." It's a reference to Ultron feeling that he's under Stark's control, but is freeing himself. The first time we see what looks like Ultron he's connected to cables and is dragging them like a puppet. The trailer ends with the last line from the song, "I've got no strings to hold me."



You can watch a much less creepy version of the song below:


2. Secret Wars
We see a scene where Captain America's shield lies broken next to him. A model of the broken shield was shown at Comic Con. The first time the shield was broken was during the limited series Secret Wars back in the 1980's.

While the cinematic universe version says that it's made out of vibranium which is stronger than steel and weighs only one third as much. It's completely vibration-absorbent. The only catch is all the vibranium known is in the shield, so they can't make anymore. There is some speculation that Black Panther has a cameo in Avengers 2 and, if true, it would mean that Captain America has to go to Black Panther's homeland of Wakanda to get more for a new shield.

Note: German Lussier from /Film pointed out this could just be a dream by Scarlet Witch.



3. Nick Fury's Homeless Look
Samuel L. Jackson shows up as Nick Fury which is a reference to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In Captain America 2 Fury fakes his death and goes undercover. And, in Agents of SHIELD, it's established that he's no longer head of SHIELD. His role isn't going to be very big in the movie. Jackson said it's just a cameo saying, "I'm just kind of passing by... Because, it's another one of those 'people who have powers fighting people who have powers'. That's why I didn't get to New York in The Avengers. There's not a lot I could do except shoot a gun."

4. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are Working with Ultron
When we first see the twins Pietro Maximoff and Wanda Maximoff they're part of a Hydra experiment, but it's clear from several scenes that they're working with Ultron. This matches the characters first appearance where they were working with Magneto as a part of the "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants" in X-Men #4 (1964). This was confirmed by Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Entertainment Weekly saying, “They’re on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of sudden they’re dealing with powers that they’re not used to. With the [first] Avengers, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody. And now we have a woman who can get inside your head and move objects, and a boy that can move faster than anything, and a robot [Ultron] who can self-replicate and is out of his mind. So all of sudden, it’s a darker, weirder, tougher world that they’re living in.”


We also see glimpses of them as part of a riot which might be a flashback to explain why they volunteered for Baron Strucker's experiment. They have a grudge against the Avengers. Joss Whedon said, “Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver hate them with a fiery hate…”




5. Black Widow Riding an Electric Motorcycle
Set pictures from Seoul, South Korea shoot for Avengers: Age of Ultron show Scarlett Johanson's stunt double riding Captain America's motorcycle. Harley-Davidson's made their first electric motorcycle and it's being showcased in the scene where she rides out of the Quinjet(?). Captain America always rides a Harley. In First Avenger he rode a 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA Liberator Army motorcycle. In Winter Soldier he rides a Harley-Davidson V-Rod, a 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim and a Harley-Davidson Street 750.

6. Scarlet Witch Doesn't Have Control Over Her Powers
In several scenes (a bunch actually) she's seen screaming and using her powers when she's angry. This is a reference to her character's early days when she doesn't have much control of her powers. Taylor-Johnson said her powers are "psychological" while Elizabeth Olsen said, “The reason she’s so special is because she has such a vast amount of knowledge that she’s unable to learn how to control it. No one taught her how to control it properly. So it gets the best of her. It’s not that she’s mentally insane, it’s just that she’s just overly stimulated. And she can connect to this world and parallel worlds at the same time, and parallel times.” It looks like after working with the Avengers she gets control though.





7. Hulk and Black Widow Share a Moment
In one scene we see Hulk and Black Widow touch hands. She might be the only one that can calm him down in a rampage.

8. Captain America Goes Back to the 1940's
In one scene we see Captain America at some kind of function. He's wearing his outfit from the present, but everyone else is dressed in clothes from the past. Is it time-travel? Maybe. But it could also just be some kind of hologram or dream sequence. This is most likely where Haley Atwell, who played Agent Carter in Captain America and has her own upcoming series, appears. She confirmed she has a cameo in Avengers: Age of Ultron.




F.A.Q.



Here's a primer to cover a few of the well-known items.

Here's the official synopsis:
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. 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.

Who's talking? The voice we hear is Ultron (James Spader). He was created by Tony Stark to become a world-wide police force to protect the world. He gets a "god complex" and decides to take things into his own hands.

What's With All the Robots? Ultron is able to replicate himself and creates an army of evil robots at his bidding.

Who Are the Avengers? The movie stars Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk\Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Natasha "Black Widow" Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle), Clint "Hawkeye" Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

What's with the Giant Iron Man? That is the "Hulk-Buster" armor that Tony Stark built as a modular add-on to his armor.





What do you think of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer? Are you looking forward to the movie? Did you notice anything that I missed?

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17 comments:

jeremy [retro] said...

tick, tick, tick... i cannot wait all my movie plans are leading up to this one... i did skip a lot of your post trying to keep my mind away from potential spoilers. we should be entertained, we should be... now i can honestly say i did "not" get the same vibe of excitement for this trailer as i did for the previous film. i think i am going to blame hydra... for that!

jeremy [retro] said...

thank you for the solid reporting in this post!!

Pat Dilloway said...

So probably the Scarlet Witch has the Hulk attack the Avengers, which is why they need the Hulk buster armor. That or Ultron has Iron Man attack the Avengers. The problem with these trailers is you really can't figure the story out from them.

It reminds me the other day I watched this indie movie called "In A World..." about a woman trying to make it in the voiceover business. But really the big movies these days don't have a voiceover person, except when they add bits from reviews or something. Nowadays all they do is splice footage together with music and maybe some text. I'm not sure when that change happened.

Maurice Mitchell said...

That’s a good point Pat and Scarlet Witch may have something to do with it.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks Jeremy!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Hail Hydra

Tony Laplume said...

The only problem with this movie is that it was already called X-Men: Days of the Future Past.

Angeljackets.com said...

thanks for the information. really enjoyed reading this post.

Fragata said...

That music... in my head... xP

TrentSki said...

I liked the trailer, watched it a few times, the song really suits, but I think I'll try to forget about this movie, since they forgot to release it this year, pretty incompetent, don't deserve my money

Td021971 said...

bring on the skrulls and kree

bret paull said...

No i didn't miss any thing i just love the movie.
http://goo.gl/rsO2Ha

Tanner said...

Ultron has the capacity reproduce himself and makes a multitude of underhandedness robots at his offering.
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Kalliope said...

It looks to me, that when Steve is in the 40's, he is not wearing his modern outfit, but his WWII uniform.

Kalliope said...

ICAN'TWAITFORTHEMOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richa said...

Just saw the movie today, love it!

Cassandra said...

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS!!!
You got a few right. They do go to wakanda because ultron wants vibranium. There is a thing between black widow and banner. The captain America in the past thing is a dream from scarlet witch and so is the broken sheild. She can control her abilities. The twins only work for ultron in the beginning. And they hate Stark because their house was hit with a bomb that didn't go off from stark industries. Also, new infinity stone (duh).
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