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What we learned from Marvel's new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

On  Wednesday, Marvel released an "extended" trailer for its upcoming blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron — the second "extended" spot in a month. Though the trailers are largely similar, Marvel is actually giving viewers some good teases, teases you might miss if you blink.

Here are the two biggest scenes of the new trailer, and the main differences from its predecessors:

The first new scene: Ultron and Iron Man suits attack

Age of Ultron Trailer


"You want to protect the world, but you don't want it to change," Ultron tells the Avengers in this sledgehammer of a scene. "There's only one path to peace — your extinction."

This scene is perhaps the biggest reveal that Marvel has shown us in the last three trailers. We see Ultron, we see Ultron say some ominous things, and then we see him use Iron Man suits to attack the Avengers. It shows you what he's capable of, and makes you think about the giant mess that he's going to make at the Avengers' tower.

What was here before:


In the first extended trailer (released on October 28), we see the Avengers joking around and trying to lift up Thor's hammer. And in the midst of this good time, they're interrupted by Ultron, which looks like its part of the same scene above.

"How could you be worthy? You're all puppets ... tangled in strings," Ultron says in this trailer before it cuts away to him crushing the skull of an Iron Man suit.


With the bits from the new trailer, we presumably have the beginning and the end of that scene and some different words that show Ultron's animosity. But we still don't know what the Avengers are celebrating.

The second new scene: Iron Man attacks some people

The other noticeably new scene has Iron Man (or possibly one of his suits) attack some people in what looks to be snowy Eastern Europe. The people he attacks look to be in uniform, so they are most likely Hydra agents:


What was here before:

This scene didn't exist in the previous trailer, but it looks to be the continuation of a scene that involves Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo):


And Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner):


Since this seems like Eastern Europe and it involves Hydra, there's speculation that this scene also involves Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson), who are trapped/under the watch of Eastern European Hydra agents in the post-credits scene of Captain America: Winter Soldier.

With the release of this trailer, that marks three trailers for a movie that comes out on May 1 (or, in other words, five months and 19 days from now).

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