And you thought Marvel was done with the Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters. After the slew of superhero one-sheets showcasing both the existing Avengers team and newcomers Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), the Marvel sequel’s primary villain now gets his own Avengers 2 poster. Ultron is a byproduct of Tony Stark’s effort to create a robot task force, which is Stark’s way of alleviating the pressure on The Avengers to be the world’s police. Obviously things go south and Ultron gets feelings/ideas of his own, which sets into motion the central conflict of writer/director Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated film.
I think one of the things I’m looking forward to the most is seeing James Spader take on such a fascinating character. The guy is a pro at chewing scenery, so I’m curious to see if that translates to a motion-capture performance. The glimpses of Ultron in action we’ve seen thus far have been promising, and the prospect of Spader spewing Whedon-penned dialogue is reason enough to buy a ticket.
Check out the new (final?) Avengers 2 poster below, via Marvel. Click on the corresponding links to see the posters for Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The film also stars James Spader, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgard, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, and Don Cheadle. Avengers: Age of UItron opens in 3D 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.