Movie Preview: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

The return of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

Angelo Marmol

Prepare for the highly anticipated war between robots seeking to destroy humanity and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

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The movie is set to be released in 3D and in regular theaters. Watch on May 1 as Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program that takes a turn for the worst. It’s up to Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) to save the planet from ultimate mayhem.

The sequel will contain new characters, heroes and villains. Ultron (James Spader) will be your new favorite villain to hate, as hinted by the title of the movie. While villainous Thanos (Josh Brolin) will have a dimmer limelight.

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New heroes who join The Avenger team include Vision (Paul Bettany) who was created by Ultron. His powers include flying, superhuman strength, durability and emitting solar energy beams. Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) has the ability tap into mystic energy for reality-altering effect. Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has super speed and is Wanda’s twin brother.

It’s difficult to tell if the twins are traitorous or loyal to saving the world because of their relationship with Ultron. But we foreshadow a heart-to-heart moment when the villain becomes the hero.

The new team will also have advanced features on their uniforms. Hulk will have stretchy pants to persevere his dignity, Hawkeye and Black Widow will have state-of-the-art weapons and the whole team will have a logo of The Avengers as blatantly seen on Captain America’s outfit.

As if going through an identity crisis, Ultron will have more than one form. After seeking raw materials to improve his upgrades during the film, Ultron will undergo three different transformations. He will get bigger. He will get faster. He will get stronger.

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Even though the team will be helped by S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Man will be calling the shots. He even created the secret weapon the Avenger’s will use when fighting Ultron. But not without a little teammate drama and tension.