Last night, I received a frantic text message from a friend, telling me that he had something I needed to see. That ‘something’ turned out to be two minutes of pure heart palpitations.
Yes, the long-awaited trailer for the second Avengers film–which wasn’t supposed to be released until next week–quickly made its way across the interwebs, soon finding itself on twitter and Facebook. Marvel quickly caught on to the leak, and posted this apropos response on their official Twitter account.
Within hours, Marvel officially released the trailer on their Youtube channel, and it is now up to over 3 million hits. Holy Hulking Bruce Banner, that’s a lot for six hours! When my heart recovered, I watched the trailer again. And again. And again. If you’ve been reading our blog, you know I’m a Marvel girl, and yeah, I’m gonna have a bit of geek out now. No apologies needed or warranted.
If you don’t want to know anything about Ultron or the Scarlet Witch, I suggest closing this tab on your browser, because spoilers.
Let’s Talk About Ultron
Okay, so Ultron (who will be portrayed so perfectly by James Spader) is an artificial intelligence created by Hank Pym, better known as Ant-Man, and becomes an evil megalomaniac bent on the destruction of humanity. Now, that’s his origin story in the comic books, but something tells me that they’re going to incorporate Tony Stark, genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist, into his backstory as well. At one time, Ultron is reborn into the Ironman armour, and well, watch 0:34-0:40 of the trailer and tell me that doesn’t look like the Ironman suit is walking around on its own.
Kudos to Marvel for the excellent use of the creepy Pinocchio song.
What About Cap’s Shield?
If you didn’t notice, go look at 1:52 in the trailer.
Yes, that’s Cap’s shield, broken in half. And yes, that is comic book compliant. In the interest of all our non-comic-readers out there, I won’t say anything more than that. If you want to know if Cap survives his encounter with Ultron, well, I suggest downloading the Marvel app and begin reading. Pronto.
Who Hurt Our
BB, Bruce Banner?
Queue the video to 0:28-0:32. Yes, Bruce Banner is cornered and shaking. What could get to something as invincible as the f**king Hulk? Now, after watching the rest of the trailer, it may appear as if Ironman and the Hulk do some hand-to-hand combat, right? Perhaps the Science Bros are having a domestic?
Nope. The truth of it is, Ultron is one of the few beings in the entire universe that has the strength to compete in physical confrontation with the Hulk. What the trailer is showing is likely not Ironman, but Ultron who is about to beat the Hulk into a little green pulp. If you were Bruce Banner, and you thought that the “Other Guy” was invincible, wouldn’t you be just a little bit terrified when you found out you weren’t?
Who Is The Scarlet Witch?
Simply put: she is someone you do not want to fuck with.
She’s the daughter of Magneto and the sister of Quicksilver. She’s one of the most powerful mutants to ever grace the pages of Marvel’s comics, and when we saw her and her twin at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they were in the hands of Hydra. Something tells me that she’s not going to get along too well with the Avengers initially, but that she’ll ally with them to defeat Ultron.
I’d still like a showdown between her and Black Widow. My money’s on Romanoff.
What did you think of the trailer? Tweet me your thoughts @dearcollectress