MOVIES: Avengers: Age of Ultron Sneak Peeks

These past couple of weeks have seen huge announcements in the Marvel universe, with the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron released, Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe revealed and now, two new scenes from the Avengers!

Staying true to their promise, Marvel aired a new scene from their next film scheduled to be released May next year during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The scene adds a couple of minutes to the beginning of the trailer released last week and sees the whole Avengers team, plus Agent Maria Hill and Lt. Rhodes, chilling out at Avengers HQ: Stark Towers. 

In typical Tony Stark banter, the Iron Man himself tries to lift Thor’s mighty mjolnir, but even with the help of the suit’s arm and Lt. Rogers, he is not worthy to lift the weapon.  This then turns into a challenge for the rest of the team; Steve Rogers giving it a go only to see the hammer lift slightly to Thor’s mild wariness, and Natasha Romanoff declining Bruce Banner’s request by stating ‘oh no that’s not a question I need answered’. 
It’s this type of comedic character banter that fans hope will set the next Avengers apart from other superhero team films.  Already from this short scene we can see an emphasis on character will be an aim of Age of Ultron, hopefully something that will define the movie from the sea of Marvel features to come.
Ending the scene is an entrance from Ultron, and the trailer begins. 
The next scene was not officially released but leaked from a fan in the Marvel Event in LA this week.  The scene features Steve Rogers and Tony Stark in debate about the pre-emptive war while chopping wood at Clint Baron’s farm.  The conflict between the two hero’s sets the stage for the third Captain America film Civil War which leads the franchise into Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

The film’s synopsis shows signs of tension between the Avengers, which this scene seems to be leading up to: ‘following the events of the Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers and Captain America is forced into conflict against former allies.’
These two scenes reveal a lot about the future in the continuity of the Marvel Universe, and definitely hint at tension building up between the Avengers, leading to Civil War in Captain America. But amongst all this, it is nice to see the next Avengers will still have what the first film did so well, great comedic elements interspersed with all the world saving heroism. 
Personally, I can’t wait to see the next Avengers. If these little scenes are anything to go by, it’s going to be a one of the best Marvel films in the Cinematic Universe.  They just keep getting better and better. 

Go Avengers!