Posted on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Last night, Walt Disney Pictures released the second trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. You can watch that trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the new Avengers 2 trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one shot at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by me. Hit the jump to see over 60 Avengers 2 photos now.
Avengers 2 Photos
Many of the crowd scenes in this trailer seem to come from just one or two sequences, and here we see the Avengers doing superhero grunt work, moving people to safety via a vehicle large enough to get them all away from harm. Photos from during shooting suggest at least one of these scenes takes place in Italy.
This looks like the Avengers version of a Disney PeopleMover, but the tone of the music and the Tony Stark voiceover mentioning “this vulnerable world” doesn’t make this seem like a theme park ride.
We begin the real character introductions with Captain America, who picks up a very battered helmet to go to work. Between everything we know Cap has been through, and what we see hinted at in trailer for this film, this headgear has taken a hell of a beating. And since it comes with Stark’s line about the world needing “something more powerful than any of us,” it’s an interesting combination.
Cap looks uncertain, especially combined with Stark’s suggestion that the Avengers aren’t enough to protect the world. But hey, that little Avengers badge looks great on the new incarnation of his suit.
Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) gets a stealthy rather than over the top heroic intro here. He’s skulking!
But damn, if Cap isn’t powerful enough, what hope does Hawkeye have?
So Stark wants something more powerful to protect the world, but then when we actually see the guy, the shot is accompanied by the mechanical voice of Ultron (James Spader) warning “everyone creates the thing they dread.” Yeah, Tony has probably gone too far this time. (Though I thought he dreaded boredom. Please don’t tell me he created boredom.)
You’d look over your shoulder, too, if Ultron was dropping science.
Right on cue for that “thing they dread” line, here’s the early version of Ultron seemingly coming to life, with those blasted-out eyes and mouth. How did those get there?
What a great, weird shot this is, of Ultron shuffling into the main room of Avengers tower, trailing footsteps of oil or coolant, or of Tony Stark’s bloodied hopes. A similar shot was in the first trailer, but this one is about to get taken to the next level.
It’s Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), science guy, ready with the bad-guy ID at a crucial moment. 50/50 this shot doesn’t end up in the film. The fact Banner says “Ultron” hints that he and Tony have been working together since the end of Iron Man 3.
Ever have that moment when you know you’ve made a mistake, and you hope that everyone you work with won’t realize how bad the mistake was, and then the mistake shuffles into the conference room leaving greasy footsteps everywhere and you’re pretty sure it’s about to promise to murder everything? That’s more or less what Stark has going on right here.
“In the flesh.” Good joke!
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