With a little under two months to go until the much anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, Marvel has unveiled its third (and longest) trailer for the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster. With narration by the malevolent robot Ultron, voiced by James Spader, we watch as Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Starks blames himself for creating the artificially intelligent entity hell-bent on humanity’s destruction.
However, what makes The Avengers – and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general – so beloved by audiences is the films’ well-timed employment of humor, and after two trailers that focused on the doom and gloom of this upcoming sequel, the repartee between the superheroes coaxes out more laughs this time around. The trailer also hints at a budding romance between Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner/Hulk.
When it was revealed that actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen would be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, respectively, it was assumed that the superheroes would be fighting alongside the Avengers. The new trailer, however, suggests the mutant brother-and-sister team are battling against Captain America, Iron Man and company. The trailer also includes a brief first look at the powerful android and fan favorite The Vision, voiced by Paul Bettany.
Avengers: Age of Ultron will arrive on May 1st despite the potential competition it faces from the Mayweather/Pacquiao title fight that weekend. While Sony and Marvel recently inked a deal that would allow Spider-Man to join the ranks of the Avengers, that team-up likely won’t happen until Captain America: Civil War continues Marvel’s box office reign in 2016.