'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Photos - Let's Over Analyze The Second Trailer

Last night, Walt Disney Pictures released the second trailer for Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of UltronYou 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) gets a stealthy rather than over the top heroic intro here. He's skulking!

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But damn, if Cap isn't powerful enough, what hope does Hawkeye have?

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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.)

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You'd look over your shoulder, too, if Ultron was dropping science.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"In the flesh." Good joke!


I AM THE LEADER OF A ROBOT ARMY >> "We have a Hulk." >> "We have an army."

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Who even knows what is causing this particular destruction.

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Here's Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) looking like they have some big stuff to figure out.

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Yeah, we've been waiting to see this moment again. Let the big guy out!

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Just as this change starts to happen, here comes Nick Fury to talk about winning and losing, and trouble showing up. So is the arrival of the Hulk part of a win, a loss, or is he the trouble? We'll get a clue later.

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"Trouble always comes 'round" Nick Fury sporting that "I died in the last movie, but am now back alive" look.

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A woman disrobes in a cave. Who is she? Given that we know that Black Panther is coming up, the first guess is that she's from his home of Wakanda, perhaps a member of the royal guard? Was this part of the extensive additional shooting that was done a while ago? And is she the trouble? (Read a ton more about this shot here.)

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Possibly just after Ultron has made his walking, talking appearance, Tony has to face up to his actions. His fellow Avengers are looking confused in the back.

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Thor is already falling right back into the role of "most powerful man god in the room," chiding Stark for reaching beyond his grasp, meddling in something he doesn't understand. Hawkeye watches.

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Speaking of something no one understands, here's a display of power from Scarlet Witch — formerly a mutant in comics, now almost certainly an Inhuman.

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We'll allow the lens flare.

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"Accidents to be reported at once to duty officer," says the barrier.

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"Hello, duty officer? Not really sure how to explain this, but we need a new barrier."

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Here's where this trailer gets really interesting. "We have no place in the world" says a very young-looking Black Widow. I don't know if that's makeup or incredible CG above, but that looks like the Scarlett Johannson of Ghost World rather than the woman in The Winter Soldier.

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In The Winter Soldier we saw that Black Widow would be ready, maybe, for her past and secrets to be made public. Is this a flashback to some of those secrets? Or is it a hallucination instigated by the Scarlet Witch? Possibly a little from column A and a little from column B?


Whatever that is, I don't want it anywhere near me. But it does make me want to watch Dead Ringers again.

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Yeah, about that robot army. We should have said "Flying robot army" earlier. Our mistake. How great and scary do these children of Iron Man look? Plus, love close to the ground flying.

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Truck meets bus, both lose. But who or what was already blasted through the windshield of that truck cab?

This reminds me, I really hope there's a promotional update for the Waze app that will allow Ultron to give driving directions.

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OK. "Flying robot army that can also crawl like insects and shoot out of water like rockets." Think we've got it down now.

...can we just wind the clock back to before Stark created these guys? Or maybe rethink the House Party protocol.

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This whole story seems to really center around Iron Man's failings in several respects, but that doesn't stop him from getting one of the coolest shots of the trailer.

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I mean, come on. That slide braked by repulsor blasts is the BEST.


You guys are heroes for even standing up to this, but you should probably just go home now. You're way outclassed. Also, remember the look of this truck. It's about to go bye-bye.

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OK, so what's really happening here?

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Hulk doesn't like cops, got it. No surprise. But what is behind the hints of Hulk rampage that we've been seeing in these trailers?

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That's a lot of firepower, and the hip swagger certainly suggests Widow.

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Joss Whedon will always have a home at Glamour Shots portrait studios. (And this shot just underlines how young Black Widow looks earlier in the trailer.)

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There he is, Andy Serkis playing (maybe, we think) Ulysses Klaw, an assassin targeting the Wakandan royal family, and perhaps helping get some vibranium — the incredibly-powerufl metal in Cap's shield — out of the closed nation.


Quick Quintet flyover.

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Cap really needs that helmet if he's going to go toe-to-toe with not even Ultron, but one of his footsoldiers.


Choose the likely reason for panic:

a) Flying robot army that also crawls like insects, etc, etc.

b) Rampaging Hulk

c) New Cadbury Creme Egg recipe

d) Something the trailers haven't even shown yet.

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Banner, or some part of him, is definitely looking out from Hulk's eyes. Look at how great Hulk looks! Bravo, digital artists. That's beautiful.

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This seems like a big moment, but free of most context it is difficult to know the enormity of it.

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"I'm gonna tear you apart," says Ultron and James Spader's voice is great.

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You guys are so screwed.

This probably isn't Ultron using Star Wars-style force lightning on Thor. This shot and the next form a very basic action continuity cut, but they almost certainly are not directly connected.

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Who is the woman in the background of this shot? What is going on here? We think she's casting a spell, possibly drawing Thor's own lighting out of him. But how and why — and who she is — is something we explore here.

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This looks like the face of someone who is starting to realize she has chosen the wrong side.

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Everyone in Avengers Tower probably wants to do this every day. But is Thor possessed or just pissed at Tony?


Looks like Black Widow on the bike, and probably one of the South African locations, but we can't tell with absolute certainty.

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The Hulkbuster gets Hulkbusted!

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That is one nasty-looking suit of armor. It also looks a bit like hubris.

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Black Widow's "Oh boy" line comes after the team has clearly already been in the middle of a fight. So she's probably not reacting to the Hulk or Iron Man (though the trailer makes it seem like that). Trailers for the film have so far been really good about protecting some secrets, and we have to suspect it is one of those elements that she's reacting to here.

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Stark's in-helmet displays get more intense every year. Plus, this look on Tony's face suggest this isn't a friendly flight with The Hulk as some suggested. This is no exercise.

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The Hulk gets a little of what he usually dishes out...

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...and he is FURIOUS about it. (Why the red eyes? Is Banner himself?)

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I don't know if I'd want to rely on even the best repulsor tech at this point in the fight.

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But remember, Hulk vs. Hulkbuster is just a side battle. It's not even close to the main event, which involves Ultron, and could be devastating for the Avengers, and for (as Widow hinted earlier on) their place in the world.

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The big final shot.


Marvel Studios presents "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" on May 1, 2015.