Marvel released an exciting new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron that, despite being jam-packed with explosions, giant robots and magical lightning, was more somber and downtrodden than its previous trailer.
The trailer kicks off with shots of citizens fleeing a dusty, war-torn metropolis, and Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) saying, "This vulnerable world needs something more powerful than any of us." Right off the bat you know you're in for a world of hurt.
With the Avengers at a low point, it's Ultron (James Spader), who comes into the picture, shambling around like a robot zombie – only this time, he comes with a few surprises.
One of the more interesting things we see is Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) using some seriously powerful magic.
However, when it comes to shooting god-like powers out of your hands, nobody does it quite like Thor.
What really puts a damper on the proceedings is the epic fight between Iron Man and the Hulk. As excited as everyone is to see Iron Man rock his Hulkbuster armor, it's heartbreaking to watch two best friends trying to kill each other.
When Iron Man first shows up, it seems like his Hulkbuster gear isn't actually going to help much.
As the fight continues… well, it still sort of continues to seems that way.
No matter how you slice it, this is going to be one of the most exciting movies of the year, but it won’t be a laugh riot like the first installment – if the trailers are any indication.
Could Avengers: Age of Ultron become the first film to win a Best Picture Oscar? Probably not, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. For more Age of Ultron awesomeness, check out the first, longer trailer below.
Avengers: Age of Ultron explodes into theaters May 1.
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