This morning, Marvel released the first Avengers: Age of Ultron clip featuring a very aggressive Hulk battling Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster armor. This afternoon, Marvel has released another Age of Ultron clip of a different sort, showing a sweeter and softer side to Mark Ruffalo’s big green guy. If it wasn’t evident from the trailers, this clip settles it: there’s something going on between Bruce Banner and Black Widow. Scarlett Johansson softly calms the angry Hulk down, resulting in a de-transformation back into Banner.
The clip is a nice preview of some compassion that I hope permeates throughout Age of Ultron, and it also provides an excellent look at the advanced CG effects used to bring Hulk to life in the follow-up. He was one of the standout characters of The Avengers, and it looks like Joss Whedon and his team have made him even better from a visual standpoint. Interactions between CG and live-action characters aren’t easy to pull off, but this clip nails it.
Check out the new Avengers: Age of Ultron clip below via Marvel, and click on the corresponding links for the film’s press conference, Kevin Feige talking about when his contract ends, and about Spider-Man, and Whedon talking about his “break from Marvel”. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in 3D on May 1st, and also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Chris Hemsworth.
Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron:
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.
For a refresher on all of Marvel’s confirmed releases, see below. And for a catalog of all upcoming superhero movie release dates, click here.
- Avengers: Age of Ultron – May 1, 2015
- Ant-Man – July 17, 2015
- Captain America: Civil War – May 6, 2016
- Doctor Strange – November 6, 2016
- Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – May 5, 2017
- Spider-Man Reboot – July 28, 2017
- Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017
- Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 – May 4, 2018
- Black Panther – July 6, 2018
- Captain Marvel – November 2, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 – May 3, 2019
- Inhumans – July 12, 2019