2015 is a big year for comic book films. The long awaited sequel to 2012’s “The Avengers,” hits theaters in May, and the trailer released last night shows a lot about the film that we had not yet seen or heard so far. Ultron was revealed in action, as were Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, and some of the members of the team that got a little less play in the last film (ahem… Hawkeye!) made a slightly more prominent role this time around.
Before I get into the full breakdown of the trailer, I thought I’d fill you guys in on who Ultron IS.
Ultron was originally created by Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man (Michael Douglas in the Ant-Man film due next year), but since he’s not in the film we can speculate that he was created by Tony Stark. He was originally created to aid the Avengers, but his programming was so advanced that he could learn. He eventually got too smart, and decided the only way to save the human race was to exterminate it. Ultron would later go on to create the Vision (Paul Bettany in the film) who would start out as an enemy, but would later become an ally to the Avengers.
Now for the breakdown!
Ultron has a monologue throughout the trailer, and it’s entirety is as follows:
“I’m gonna show you something beautiful. Everyone screaming. For mercy. You want to protect the world? But you don’t want it to change. You’re all puppets, tangled in strings. Strings. Now I’m free. There are no strings on me.”
And if you don’t recognize that eery tune playing in the trailer, that’s from Pinocchio. “I’ve got no strings to hold me down…”
There is a lot going on in this trailer. Let’s break it down in detail. Ultron is made up of parts of Iron Man’s suit, obviously, with the Arc Reactor light in the chest, and the same shaped face/head. He modifies it throughout the film, from what I can gather, but that hand in the trailer? The molten metal? Not Ultron’s. I’m guessing that’s the Vision.
They show the Avengers flying a jet around, and it looks a lot like a Quinjet. If Tony is funding the team from Avenger’s tower, it only makes sense that he buys some sweet jets! Probably designs them himself! One drops Black Widow on a motorcycle onto the street, and seeing Cap on a bike, too, we can only hope there are a few, increasingly better, drops in the film.
Ultron also has his drones. He builds an army of drones! Aside from the SDCC posters showing the Avengers fighting off the drones, there was no way to be sure that he would have them. It wouldn’t make sense NOT to use them, but who’s to say that Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision aren’t enough to fight for the first act or two of the film? The trailer did show Ultron turning to face Pietro and Wanda, and they didn’t look like it was to fight. I think they might be allies at first. The Avengers are shown attacking what looks like Baron Strucker’s castle/mansion, and that’s where we last saw the twins. Perhaps the film opens with the Avengers attacking the castle, winning, and putting them in custody, and Ultron saves them.
Through the film they fight for Ultron, but once the Hulk is unleashed and fights Hulkbuster Iron Man (Yeah, that’s that huge suit Tony had!) the twins join in the fight with the Avengers to save lives, and are converted to the cause.
We’ll have to wait and see!