Superhero Talk: New ‘Age of Ultron’ Trailer Makes Us See Red

Okay, so yesterday I woke up screaming.

In a good way.

Marvel’s second trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron  was released 2 days ago, and all of us comic nerds have been fanning ourselves for hours. Let’s chat about the new trailer, and what it could mean, but if you don’t want spoilersclose this browser immediately after watching the trailer 27 times.

You have been warned. 


Are all the problems the Avengers face in this film because of Tony Stark?


Although in the comics the character Ultron was created by Hank Pym (or Ant-Man), Joss Whedon has acknowledged giving the character a origin story more concentrated on the Avengers we already know. This isn’t to say that Hank Pym won’t be involved, but more likely Tony Stark will have created the rogue robot after the events of Iron Man 3. A few weeks ago, a Reddit user released this promo art with a snippet of the character’s origins:

via reddit
via reddit
From Marvel Wikia
The Vision (From Marvel Wikia_

My theory is that when we hear Tony’s voice say, “This vulnerable world needs something more powerful than any of us”, he is referring to whatever he did that became Ultron. He could be referring to Ultron, but it’s also likely that we will see the Vision–or the super android version of JARVIS, although the filmmakers (and Paul Bettany) have been extremely tight-lipped on the subject. This “something more powerful” could refer to any number of things Stark has created–and it is likely that he did since he removed the arc reactor from his chest at the end of Iron Man 3.

In other news, it’s also probable that Extremis (featured in the last Iron Man film) will make a return when Tony Stark puts on the suit again. Without the arc reactor, he’ll need some way to power it, right? Just a guess.

Will we ever hear about Budapest?

I don’t know if we’ll hear Natasha and Clint’s Budapest story, but it looks like we’ll be getting a bit of backstory for the two deadly assassins. The glimpse of Hawkeye in the forest (0:13-14) and of Black Widow saying “We have no place in the world” (0:39-0:41) both look like they could be flashbacks.

We may not yet get our Black Widow film, but perhaps Joss (who is boss) will give us some origin story for the two super spies.

Who is the woman in the cave?

Cue the vid at (0:30-0:31) and you’ll see a woman disrobing in a cave. Personally, I have no idea who or what she is, but a popular theory floating around the interwebs is that she’s likely connected to the future Black Panther film. And if she is, I’m very okay with that.

Seeing Red

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The moment that made me scream the loudest was the fight between the Hulk and the Hulkbuster Iron Man (presumably manned by Tony Stark). The Hulk’s eyes were red. Compare this to the earlier glimpse of Natasha and the Hulk (1:00-1:01), and you’ll see that the Hulk’s eyes are normally coloured. Hmmm…why would the Hulk’s eyes glow red? Well…let’s think back to The Avengers when Hawkeye was mind-controlled by Loki. His eyes were blue, presumably because Loki’s staff was blue.

Who in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is associated with red? Hmmm…

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Where the f**k is Thanos?

If the origin story provided for Ultron is to be believed, it’s likely that Ultron has connections to the crazy Titan god. Whether or not the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are also on Ultron’s side…well…I’m inclined to believe they’re on their own side.

Until May 1, my friends. It’s only…106 more days.

-The Collectress

What are you most excited for in the new Avengers film? Tweet me @dearcollectress or come find me on Tumblr. Let’s chat. 







  1. garethrhodes

    There’s a lot to discuss, for fans. It’s hard not to engage, but I’m so looking forward to the film, that I’m trying to limit my exposure to trailers and images. I’m constantly at odds with how I feel about trailers. I think teasers are fine, because we get a mere glimpse, just enough to whet the appetite. Getting too familiar with a trailer can rob us of the full-on experience of the cinema screening, though. I can turn it in to a join-the-dots experience. You’re sat there waiting for THAT moment you saw in the trailer. That’s not how I want to see the film. I want it fresh.

  2. Bec Graham

    I feel like I really need to read the comics to get the most out of these movies because I LOVE the MCU. Especially Avengers. But I love hearing the theories and backgrounds the comic book readers put forth because they just make me more excited for the movie!!!

  3. frankshort269

    Good article, can’t wait for this film! I do really hope they don’t end up showing too much in the trailers though. Marvel have been much smarter when marketing their movies than most other studios (especially Sony) but trailer overkill is a general problem afflicting the entire industry at the moment.

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