New Avengers: Age of Ultron Footage Description Features Ultron Bots and Building Destruction
Because it wouldn't be an Avengers movie if they didn't destroy a few buildings in the city they're "saving." Marvel dropped some new footage in a CES-exclusive featurette last night, and it confirmed that at least one building will be leveled over the course of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
According to IGN, who was on hand for the event, the footage was mostly a rehash of the trailer, but it did contain a few new scenes. "The footage did contain a couple of new scenes, including a shot of what appears to be Ultron bots bursting through the walls of the train in the slow-mo Quicksilver sequence. In another new shot during the villa sequence, Iron Man flies at the camera, leaving tumbling Ultron bots in his wake. A third sequence showed the destruction of a Samsung-owned building."
The featurette was reportedly Ultron-centric, with an in-depth look at the villain's concept art and commentary about the character from the stars and director Joss Whedon: "The featurette also showed us more extended looks at the Ultron concept art, especially in its broken state, and the piece really brought home the notion that the villain gets more advanced as the movie goes on. Joss Whedon comments in the video that whenever he thought of the Avengers, he pictured them fighting Ultron, and the footage was peppered with old school Ultron imagery to bring his point home and tie this version of Ultron to his roots. Whedon also states that he wanted to get a James Spader-like actor to play the role, so went after Spader himself."
Marvel claims that the featurette was exclusive to the Night with Marvel event, but also teased that it might be available on certain Samsung platforms. If the footage isn't released, it's likely that the new scenes will be shown in the next trailer, which is expected to be released on January 12 during the first College National Championship football game.
Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out on May 1.