The first all-character poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron featured so many characters that it might has well have been a layout for “Where’s Waldo?”. In the time since, the Marvel marketing machine has been releasing individual posters for each of the characters in the star studded super sequel. Last leaving off with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver, there’s really no human left to put their mug on a poster. Keyword there being “human”.
Marvel Studios has released a new character poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring the villain from the film, in all his robot glory.
We will not speak ill towards our glorious robot overlord. So we’ll refer you to recent comments from the films director Joss Whedon in which he talks Ultron’s abilities:
“The powers in comic books – they’re always like, ‘And then I can reverse the polarity of your ions!’ – well, we have to ground things a lot more. With Ultron, we have to make him slightly less omnipotent because he’d win. Bottom line.”
He continued, “Also, having weaknesses and needs and foibles and alliances and actually caring what people think of him, all these things, are what make him a character and not just a tidal wave. A movie about a tidal wave can be great, but it’s different than a conflict between one side and the other. When Ultron speaks, he has a point. He is really not on top of the fact that the point he’s making has nothing to do with the fact that he’s banoonoos. And that he hates the Avengers for bringing him into this world, and he can’t really articulate that or even understand how much he hates humanity. He thinks he’s all that. That guy is very fun to write. He combines all the iconic stuff. The powers he has are slightly different – he can control certain things, he’s not just firing repulsors.”
Check out this gallery for the rest of the cast:
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 and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, 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.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.