Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hello Avengers: Rise of Ultron Trailer

Ok... now that I've watched this about a half dozen times I guess it's time to write something. First off big ups to Marvel/Disney for just releasing the full HD trailer a couple hours after the bootleg one leaked onto the web. I know they were trying to boost the ratings for next week's Agents of SHIELD but recognizing the cat is out of the bag is good business sense. Not only that, they did it with a sense of humor:

Now, thoughts on the trailer itself:

James Spader had me at hello. His Ultron voice is terrifying in it's casualness. In the comics I've always read Ultron's voice as sort of a stereotypical robotic sounding bad guy. Not quite a Dalek but more like a Cyberman. Spader is nothing like that and I love it! Combine his casual yet earnest delivery with that shambling robot thing you see smash War Machine's armor and woooo doogie, we've got ourselves a bad guy.

LOL, Hulkbuster Iron Man. I know the Hulkbuster Iron Man is supposed to be a big deal in this trailer but anyone that's read their fair share of comics knows that Hulk whomps Hulkbuster armor every time. Also my guess here is that either Scarlet Witch is controlling the Hulk in that scene requiring Tony to try and stop the Hulk or Ultron is controlling the Hulkbuster suit. Either way there's some controlling going on.

Speaking of Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver... Both of them look pretty cool. I'm interested to see exactly how they (and Hydra) relate to Ultron. Technically with an Ultron story you don't need any other bad guys. Ultron has the ability to replicate himself and to take over other types of tech so he creates multiple bad guys to punch all on his own. I wonder if they'll tie him to Hydra or if his interactions with them will be purely accidental.

Hey, I see you there Andy Serkis. There's a lot of speculation as to just who Serkis is playing in this movie. I think he looks like Ulik the Troll but considering Ulik is supposed to be 8 feet tall I'm guessing that's not him. The most popular theory is that he's Ulysses Klaw a scientist obsessed with Vibranium who ends up turning himself into living sound (comics are weird). Klaw is primarily a Black Panther villain so there's rampant speculation that Age of Ultron will introduce Black Panther.

That's all I have for now. Maybe after watching it a dozen more times I'll have more to talk about. Man, 2015 can't get here fast enough.




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