As we countdown to the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which, in North America, is now barely 40 days away, every new look we get at the film is a banquet for the eyes, and a fest for the senses. We can’t wait! A new mini trailer came out today via the film’s Twitter account, and it offered us several never before seen glimpses at the movie, but something stood out. You may have noted before that while we’ve seen a lot of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch respectively, we haven’t, as of yet, heard them talk. Well, that’s all about to change once you see this new trailer, and we’ll tell you right now, if you like silly Eastern European accents, you’re about be over the moon.
— The Avengers (@Avengers) March 19, 2015
Admittedly it’s a bit silly to focus on one singular line reading, but this may turn into the best accent of its kind in a sci-fi movie since “newcleer wessels” became a thing. I will salute director Joss Whedon though for embracing the comic book ethnicity of the characters, which is something that the well-received portrayal of Quicksilver by Evan Peters in X-Men: Days of Future Past didn’t go for.
Still, the minute-long trailer on whole was another really fun look at the movie. From Tony Stark’s line about Cap being the boss while he just pays and designs everything and make its look cool, to Hawkeye telling someone – likely Scarlet Witch and/or Quicksilver – that if they decide to go out that door then they’re an Avenger. We also got another glimpse of more Nick Fury bad assery (“Show ’em what we got”), more Black Widow/Hulk flirting (“Hey big guy”) and Thor just playing it cool (“It’s all in the swing”). Plus there’s more silky sounding evil courtesy of James Spader as Ultron. At this point it will be profoundly disappointing if Ultron goes on to become another in a recent trend of weak Marvel villains.
As if you don’t need the reminder, Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters on May 1.