We’ve been waiting forever for this movie, and we have been given a sign from on high that it is going to live up to all our expectations. Witness the wonder and glory that is the third theatrical trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both written and directed by Joss Whedon, and produced by Kevin Feige, it’s the cure for the summer thirst for superhero movies. Watch the trailer. Twice. We’ll wait.


When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, a superpowerful artificial intelligence with full access to Stark’s entire cache of advanced weapon technology. The press release says, “things go awry.” We were just going to say, “what could possibly go wrong?”

Anyway, the team is back. 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 Ultron pulls himself together and turns out to be a major threat, the Avengers have to stop him from pacifying the world by destroying it.

All the original cast is back, but with a couple of new additions.  Don Cheadle returns as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders is back as fandom’s secret crush Agent Maria Hill, and of course we all know James Spader is Ultron. While we’re also getting some new treats with Pietro Maximoff/Silver Streak, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, the one we can’t wait to see is the newest addition to the Avengers team, the Vision. Watch for Paul Bettany in this role in the trailer at about the two minute mark.

The Marvel comic book The Avengers was first published in 1963, and except for the pages of the comic books (yes, we read the comics, and you should too) the iconic heroes have never looked better.

Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and premiers in the U.S. on May 1.

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