Image of the Day: New Avengers: Age of Ultron poster reveals the return of 3 MCU characters

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Feb 24, 2015, 6:10 PM EST (Updated)

Marvel has assembled a brand-new poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron that not only shows off Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in various standard superhero poses, but also confirms the appearance of three MCU characters.

If you look closely at the bottom of the poster, where the names of the superhero flick’s cast are all listed, you’ll notice that Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell and Idris Elba’s names are there too. Also hidden in there, and worth a mention, is the name of Stellan Skarsgard, who'll be back as Erik Selvig.

We’ve heard rumors that Mackie’s Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, would appear in Age of Ultron before, and Idris Elba let slip months ago that he would also be there as Heimdall. But Atwell’s name is a surprise. We knew Peggy Carter would be back in Ant-Man, but not in Age of Ultron

The fun now will be to see in which capacity all three will appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron when the film comes to the big screen on May 1, but according to Badass Digest (via Comic Book Movie) they will appear as cameos coming into play during some hallucination/nightmare sequences in the Marvel comic book flick.

(via Comic Book, Comic Book Movie