A Photo Journey Through The Next “Avengers” Movie

EW1321-1322-UltronIf nothing else, Marvel knows how to do epic. The upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron stormed the new edition of Entertainment Weekly with a string of hi-res photos. And inside, the cast and crew spilled a few pivotal plot points.

In the Entertainment Weekly cover story, we get an in-depth look at what the forthcoming blockbuster has in store. Avert your eyes for a moment if you don’t want spoilers on where the movie begins and how Ultron makes his entrance.


In the article, we learn that the beginning of the movie has the Avengers a little burned out from policing the world. With S.H.I.E.L.D. now defunct, someone has to make up the slack, and it is weighing heavily on the team. It is this fatigue that leads Tony Stark to come up with Ultron, a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence that directs Stark’s Iron Legion drones around the world to handle threats. This way, the heroes can take a break and the world can remain safe.

The problem is, Ultron quickly realizes that the best way to keep the peace is to eliminate humans. And he’s not just a robot that you can blow up either. He is a program that can upload himself into the Cloud and rebuild himself wherever he desires, getting stronger and more improved with each iteration. How exactly do you defeat that threat?


Check out the teaser images below to get a peek at what is lined up for Avengers: Age of Ultronopening in theaters on May 1, 2015.


Captain America is sporting yet another updated costume. What situation could lead to these two standing in the middle of someone’s living room?


Dr. Banner (Hulk) and Tony Stark (Iron Man) are getting their genius on. They are definitely working on something big.


Black Widow has received some slight upgrades to her costume. And the embellishments make her look really battle ready.


Hawkeye’s costume has been re-imagined, with a longer coat that is more reminiscent of his classic look from the comics. And judging by the explosion behind his head, he is weathering heavy fire.


Here we have a few of the crew hanging out at Avengers’ Tower (formerly Stark Tower). But why is Col. Rhodes there? Is War Machine joining the Avengers ranks?


And finally, we get an official shot of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (aka “The Twins”). Their costumes look pretty sick, especially the red gradient in Scarlet Witch’s jacket.


In this behind the scenes photo, we can see Joss Whedon directing Scarlet Witch with Hawkeye getting ready for the scene. Something tells me a battle is about to go down.


Looking at these hanging costumes, we can see tags for all of the Avengers including Nick Fury. But what exactly constitutes a costume for the Hulk? And it’ll be interesting to see how Nick Fury (a dead man to most people) factors in.


How does this Quicksilver compare to the one from X-Men: Days of Future Past? Can May 1st 2015 not come quick enough? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.