Marvel has unveiled a fairly large batch of new Avengers: Age of Ultron images from writer/director Joss Whedon‘s upcoming superhero sequel. The film is, obviously, one of the most anticipated of the year, and it finds the gang of Marvel superheroes facing off against a baddie of their own making: the robot Ultron, whose roots are steeped in a new drone-like program created by Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. This being Marvel and all, we’ve got some new additions to the MCU as well in the form of the brother-sister duo of Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
With Marvel already touting its ambitious Phase Three slate it’s easy to become a little far-sighted, but in the midst of all the anticipation and theorizing, let’s not forget we have an actual honest-to-goodness feature length movie coming our way in just a couple of short months.
These new images further tease Avengers 2 without really giving everything away, as we see Cap and Thor hanging out in a snowy setting, Tony looking ponderous, and Whedon providing some animated direction in a couple of candid behind-the-scenes shots. Though the Marvel movies aren’t necessarily my thing, I’m looking forward to seeing how the studio attempts to top the global phenomenon that was The Avengers and address its now-massive interconnected universe. Moreover, given that Whedon is keen on tackling some original projects in the near future, this could serve as his MCU swan song, so there’s that to consider as well.
Check out the new Avengers 2 images below, via Disney. The film also stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, James Spader, Andy Serkis, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, Paul Bettany, and Don Cheadle.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1st.
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.