Avengers: Age of Ultron – Extended Trailer 2
Talk about redundancy with this trailer from Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“I know you mean well. You want to protect the world, but you don’t want it to change. There’s only one path to peace — your extinction.”
The most notable things from the new scenes in this trailer — intertwined with almost every scene from the initial trailer that made almost everyone (minus Amy and similar folks, I assume) ultra-excited for this film — are Ultron (voiced by James Spader) using Iron Man suits to attack The Avengers, whom minutes before were just joking around trying to pick up Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) Mjolnir; the other noticeable scenes shows Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) attacking soldiers, most likely from HYDRA, and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, playing a different take on the character played by Evan Peters in X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) are apparently associated with Ultron.
The trailers for Age of Ultron have been visually fantastic so far and it’s Marvel best effort in those terms at the moment. The problem with these trailer: they’re getting redundant (a current issue with franchise films in particular) and hearing Ultron’s voice right now doesn’t feel as powerful as it was 3 weeks ago. The first trailer alone was enough to sell everyone into watching the film and replay it to death for the visuals and Ultron. If you provide more material constantly, it can get overkill.
But then again, Marvel stands grand with all of its cinematic universe, which has also expanded to television, has a line-up planned all the way to 2019, and I can’t blame them on reminding us constantly of Age of Ultron. As crazy as it is for me to say this, Age of Ultron might stand a chance at getting very close to (or even surpass) Titanic‘s worldwide box office gross.
I’m excited for Age of Ultron, but not so much for Marvel’s future plans. For all the fancy announcements they have said, why can’t they campaign for Guardians of the Galaxy for Best Comedy Film at the Golden Globes or why can’t Hulk or Black Widow get their own films? I get that Hulk is a pretty tough sell, but Ruffalo deserves his own film: he was fantastic as both Hulk and Bruce Banner in The Avengers. On the other hand, Scarlett Johansson outperformed Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson this year in the box office [see: Lucy vs Hercules]. There’s no excuse for not having a Black Widow film other than her being a sidekick character. If Marvel really wanted to shock the world, they should have announced Daniel Day-Lewis to be part of their roster.
Enough of this talk. Avengers: Age of Ultron will premiere on May 01, 2015 in the States. Other countries may get to see it a week or two before. Despite what I said before, I’ll most likely watch this on opening weekend.