Marvel has all hands at the pump for Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s appropriately grandiose marketing campaign, and today the studio unveiled a new clip for the soon-to-be-released sequel that sees the superhero team attempt to hoist Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) from its resting position, much to the amusement of the godly Asgardian.
Shortly after Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle admit defeat – not before donning their respective mechanical guises – Chris Evans’ Captain America manages to budge the seemingly unyielding weapon by a fraction of an inch, which certainly catches Thor’s attention. It’s a clip that is inherently Whedon-seque, giving fans a respite from the high-octane action with a segment that focuses on the dynamic of this most dysfunctional family.
During the sequel’s ongoing press events and interviews, there have been a myriad of tidbits relating to Age of Ultron, its once-mammoth run time, and the future of the MCU. Specifically, director Joss Whedon revealed that he had filmed an scene that would introduce Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) into the fray, though it was ultimately cut to save the character for another, more appropriate outing. Finally, Scarlett Johansson continues to keep our hopes up by hinting at a Black Widow spinoff.
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will assemble once more – along with newcomers Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver – when Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives in theaters on May 1 here in the States.
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.