On Wednesday, the latest full-length trailer Avengers: Age of Ultron was unleashed. The all-new footage focuses on The Avengers team being reunited, James Spader‘s Ultron causing non-stop havoc, and even Marvel favorite, Vision, was revealed for the very first time.
Avengers: Age of Ultron director, Joss Whedon, recently claimed that the movie was a nightmare to shoot. With a collection of high-end media outlets getting exclusive access to set of movie, we thought it was time to take a look at what it really took to make what Disney and Marvel both hope becomes the highest grossing superhero movie of all-time, de-throning it’s predecessor, Marvel’s The Avengers. Go behind-the-scenes of the new film with all-new videos below.
It’s here! Watch the new Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer!
Entertainment Tonight has aired a preview of Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring some new footage from the hotly-anticipated sequel (likely from Thursday’s brand new trailer), as well as interviews with the cast and crew, and you can check it out below…
Robert Downey Jr. has just announced a contest that could see you and a friend win a trip to LA for the world premiere of the Marvel sequel, where Tony Stark himself will “awesome the crap out of you”. See the video for the details:
By heading over to Omaze.com and donating $10 to benefit children’s hospice center Julia’s House, you become eligible to win a trip to LA for the world premiere of Avengers: Age Of Ultron. But that’s not all: You and a pal also get to hang out with Robert Downey Jr. for a Tony Stark-like day of living the high life.
There’ll be breakfast at Randy’s Donuts (from Iron Man 2), indoor skydiving, a helicopter ride over the Hollywood sign and a custom gown or tux fitting, before heading off to the red carpet.
HTC introduced a new advert narrated by Robert Downey Jr. for their new smartphone HTC One M9 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Check out the video below!
Teasing a ‘big announcement’ coming in eight days, Robert Downey Jr. has just unveiled the first of many Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters now featuring his Armored Avenger. Check it out!
You’ve been good so here’s a new @IronMan poster from @Avengers #AgeOfUltron. And on the DL, big announcement in 8 days… #getexcited
A new, official one-sheet poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron is finally here, and the image is packed with lots of characters and lots of potential spoilers for the flick.
The poster, first revealed in a tweet from the official “Avengers” account, features faces both familiar and new to the franchise. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) jostles for pole position with Captain America (Chris Evans), foreshadowing their forthcoming conflict that will fuel the third “Captain America” movie. The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) looks angrier than usual, while Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) makes a cameo. And newcomers Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) lurk in the background.
‘You can’t do the same thing, only smaller, not as cool.’
You could, of course, call the Marvel Cinematic Universe the House That RDJ Built. Without Robert Downey Jr. blazing a trail as Tony Stark in the original Iron Man back in 2008, chances are the MCU would have spluttered and died long before Avengers: Age Of Ultron was a glint in Joss Whedon’s eye. So it makes sense that the second Avengers movie revolves around Stark, with Tony’s well-intentioned plan to ease the pressure on his super-friends by creating Ultron, a global AI police force, going somewhat awry. When the virtually unstoppable Ultron becomes self-aware and declares humanity personae non grata, it’s up to a guilt-ridden Tony to go toe-to-toe with his deranged creation. The effect this will have on the generally happy-go-lucky Stark will be fascinating, given that Downey is about to start work on Captain America: Civil War, which will pit the billionaire genius playboy philanthropist against Chris Evans’ walking flag, Steve Rogers. Is Tony about to become the villain?
We spoke to Downey on the phone in early January, and started off by asking about his working relationship with the man behind Ultron’s mo-cap mask, James Spader.
Last time we spoke, on set, you hadn’t yet worked with your old pal James Spader on this movie. What was that experience like?
He could have done it the easy way and instead he said, ‘No, if I’m gonna do this, I want to have the experience’. He’s got his big hit show (The Blacklist) and I feel that he just wanted a real counterpoint to that, wanted to really dive into doing something that can be extremely tough and thankless. And yet that voice and that personality and what he invested in this iconic villain I thought was kinda great, but it was also kinda silly. I know him from literally my first movie in Los Angeles, Tough Turf, and from Less Than Zero, and he’s always been reclusive. So I could not speak to him for a decade, but he’s one of those guys who you pick up the phone he goes, (affects pretty good Spader voice) “Anyway, Bobby, true romantic love is… well, I’m in it. Were you napping? Do you mind if I sit down?” He’s just Jimmy. He’s coming in and doing this jazzy Shakespearean thing, and you believe that somebody that has that much personality and that much wit and that much emotive capability is a threat. That’s the important thing.
Last night, one of the most touching tributes was paid to former BAFTA president and filmmaker Lord Richard Attenborough, who died last year, and was remembered with tributes from the Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Robert Downey Jr. Downey Jr., who starred in Attenborough’s movie Chaplin, said: ‘I’m sad. I miss you Dickie.’
I’ve updated the gallery with new still (featuring Iron Man’s Hulkbuster) and promotional images from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Take a look!