IGN was at last night’s Samsung's “Night With Marvel” event where Marvel Studios premiered a video featurette that showcased some new footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron focusing on the importance of the movie’s big bad robotic villain, played by James Spader.
So, what was new?
Well, one new shot from Marvel’s upcoming summer blockbuster featured a scene of what they believe to be Ultron bots bursting through a train’s walls in the slow-motion Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) sequence. A second was from the villa sequence, where everyone’s fave Avenger, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) flies at the camera, leaving tumbling Ultron bots behind him. And a third one featured the destruction of a ... Samsung-owned building.
IGN also elaborated a bit on the featurette — which was intercut with comments from director Joss Whedon and various actors (they don’t specify which actors were featured) talking about the importance of the villain — saying that it showed more extended looks at some Ultron concept art, with shots of it in its broken state and that “the piece really brought home the notion that the villain gets more advanced as the movie goes on.”
As for director Joss Whedon’s comments on the video (which, apparently, may get released online at some point on a Samsung platform), it seems like the director always pictured Earth’s Mightiest Heroes fighting Ultron, that he wanted a James Spader-like actor for the role, and so he went for the main man himself.
Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters on May 1, 2015.