The Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer officially dropped yesterday. Sure, it was originally supposed to air during Agents of SHIELD next week, but that didn’t happen when the trailer leaked. Now the Age of Ultron trailer is there for the world to enjoy. And honestly I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit, but that doesn’t mean I can’t tear into the trailer to try to find out all the information I possibly can. So check out the teaser trailer for Age of Ultron and below for the breakdown.
The trailer heavily features the voice over of Ultron voiced by James Spader. It’s a dark mood that it sets as he talks about showing us something beautiful, segwaying into the fire and screams. we also got our first glimpse at Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in the crowd. All three are new additions to the world. One in the form of a villain, Ultron is threatening and that is certainly attributed to both character design and James Spader’s ominous voice. It was great casting on their part. Then there are the two miracles. We don’t know where exactly they will fall on the spectrum of good and evil and the trailer doesn’t give us any indication. We do however get to see how they look and and glimpses of their powers.
When we first see our heroes they are dejected. They’ve lost their hope. It seems that the Avengers have finally met a foe that is enough to rattle them and send them back uncertain. It is a stark contrast to the way the Avengers were portrayed in the last film. There they were cheery and upbeat. Joss Whedon is delivering on his promise that this film will be darker than the first. And if these glimpses in the trailer are any indication it will be a grim journey we’ll be going on.
Just because the Avengers are already established and this is supposed to be a grim story, that doesn’t mean that we won’t see any of the light we saw in the first Avengers. If the appearance of Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor is any indication that element won’t be entirely absent. I’ve always loved fights between Hulkbuster and the Hulk and it will be a grand old time to see it happen on screen. Knowing that it happens in broad daylight in the middle of the street, makes it even better. It’s nice seeing the Avengers still battle each other from time to time even if they are ultimately fighting on the same team. That said, it was also sweet to see Black Widow be the one to reach out to the Hulk in a tender moment. If there is anything that I’m looking forward to in this film is the progression of the various relationships on the team.
I have to note that Ultron looks absolutely wonderful. They’ve done away with with static face and the bobbing red lights indicating that he was talking. Instead we have a similar gap, but his jaw moves in an eerie way that makes him look very robotic and more threatening than some dots could have done. And for those who wish to see the older static look, the first time Ultron staggers on stage, he does have that static jaw, glowing blue.
We knew that Avengers was filming in a multitude of places and this trailer certainly confirms that idea. There are beautiful landscapes of all sorts from snowcapped areas, to warm places. It seems that this journey is going to take people to very different places as they are combating Ultron and any other threats he may pose.
It was mentioned that this was going to be the most effects heavy film of all the Marvel movies to date. Again the trailer seems to highlight that was well as we get glimpses of Scarlet Witch doing her thing, and Quicksilver running. So far the effects are interesting and appealing to the eye. So early on it’s great to see that things are starting to fall into place. When you add in all the effects for Ultron, this looks like it will be one heck of a visual treat.
What part of the trailer did you enjoy the most? Are you looking forward to Avengers: Age of Ultron?