It’s pretty much a given at this point that Marvel‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron will be the highest grossing film of summer 2015 (it opens in the UK on 24 April). The Marvel brand keeps going from strength to strength and this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy was the big test to see if the more off-beat concepts could work with the mainstream – and it did to the tune of $732 million globally. Avengers: Age of Ultron is the follow-up to 2012’s The Avengers (or The Avengers Assemble), the third highest grossing movie of all time (unadjusted).
Check out the new trailer and the new poster (below) for this Joss Whedon directed comic book blockbuster starring (deep breath) Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Paul Bettany.
Here’s the official spoiler-free synopsis:
In 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.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in the UK on 24 April 2015.