New AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Featurette Goes Behind the Scenes of One of 2015’s Most Anticipated Films

     December 8, 2014

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Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, which should comes as welcome news to the many, many people who saw and enjoyed the superhero film in theaters.  In addition to bonus features delving into how the comics adaptation came to fruition, the Blu-ray for Guardians of the Galaxy also includes a “first look” at next May’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.  In anticipation of the Blu-ray release, a snippet of that Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette has been released online, offering fans a sneak peek at what kind of behind-the-scenes access they can expect from the extra.  While this 30-second video does include a few bits of footage we’ve seen before, there are also a couple of new shots and it does a swell job of teasing the massive scope of the Avengers sequel.

Watch the new Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette after the jump.  The film opens in theaters on May 3, 2015.

Via the Guardians of the Galaxy Facebook page.

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.

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.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

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