It’s official – the first poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been unveiled… and while it doesn’t show us much, it does confirm the return of a few familiar faces.
Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor are confronted with their deadliest enemy yet – a sentient artificial intelligence called Ultron who threatens to destroy the entire world. But will The Avengers be able to save the day?
This not-so-impressive one-sheet certainly casts doubts on their heroic abilities…
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The old Avengers gang takes centre stage as they assemble to tackle this latest threat… with Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch hovering ominously over them. Are the twins able to fly in Age of Ultron? We’re not sure… but if hovering ominously was an Olympic sport, they’d certainly take the gold.
Featuring another tiny glimpse at the Vision, it’s clear that Ultron’s Iron Legion is upon them. But if the uninspired visuals aren’t getting you excited, there’s another official synopsis to be found along with the official press release.
“When Tony Stark jumpstarts 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 they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.”
Of course, there are some notable absences in this synopsis – characters which have long been rumoured to appear in ‘Age of Ultron’.
But don’t worry – a quick look at the cast list on the poster reveals that Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon) and Stellan Skarsgard (Erik Selvig) will be returning in the ‘Avengers’ sequel.
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So while the new Avengers: Age of Ultron brings nothing new to the table, it at least gives us some new concrete details to paw over. As for the poster itself, I can’t help thinking that the folks at Marvel could have tried a bit harder.
After all, this is their biggest event movie of Phase Two… and at the moment, that poster makes an unimaginative rehash of Marvel movie posters that came before it.
Let’s just hope they have something a bit more impressive when the film hits the big screen.
Avengers: Age of Ultron heads to cinemas on 23 April 2015.
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