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Yesterday at Comic-Con was a glorious day for Comic Book Movies. DC, which apparently stole the day, showcased their footage of a battle-ready Batman vs an ANGRY, eyes-of-red, Superman for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. To read up more on that click here. Now it's Marvel's turn to wow the attending crowd, and the world!

The cast for [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035) were in full presence to talk about their next 2015 film. They answered their questions and had even a special guest surprise - Josh Brolin walking out on stage wearing the Infinity Gauntlet, who is now confirmed to be playing Thanos. While all of this sounds enticing, it isn't the prized jewel of the evening. Fans who were lucky enough got to see the first official trailer for Joss Whedon's next Avenger outing.

The epic and brutal poster for Avengers 2!
The epic and brutal poster for Avengers 2!

Last night the description made its rounds online, but this morning I came across the details of what the footage showed.

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We see the Avengers sitting around trying to untangle the "whosoever is worthy" thing, regarding who gets to hold Thor's hammer. And they all think it's a trick, or a circus sideshow.

"If I lift it, do I get to rule Asgard?" Tony asks. And Thor says yes. Tony says he will be fair but firm, and maybe work out the "wench clause." Tony can't lift it — even after he puts on an Iron Man glove and gets Rhodey to help him. Soon everybody is trying to lift it — including Bruce Banner, who gets kinda upset — and only Steve Rogers even comes close.

Black Widow doesn't even want to try lifting it, because "That's not a question I need answering."

Tony guess it's keyed to Thor's finger prints, or some other bio-metric, but Thor says the answer is simpler: "You're all not worthy."

Then there's a ringing sound and they're all deafened, and Ultron strides into the room, with a crude Avengers logo painted on his slightly misshapen chest. "How could you be worthy? You're all killers," Ultron says. "You want to protect the world, but you don't want to it to change. There's only one path to peace: your extinction."

Then a shit ton of robots burst through the wall and attack all of the Avengers, plus Maria Hill.

Then we hear Ultron's voice-over saying he had a vision of the whole world screaming for mercy, and everybody tangled in it.

And we see glimpses of some city in what looks like Africa being reduced to rubble by an attack. There's a closeup of Loki's staff, and everybody looking freaked out on the Quinjet — most of all Bruce Banner, who is holding himself and shaking with a terrified look on his face. People are running everywhere, and the debris is flying like crazy.

Ultron gives a menacing look, as he surveys all the destruction.

Then there are some hero moments: Captain America enters a place shooting some guns. Stuff is blowing up. Banner staggers to his knees in a snowy forest, looking sickly. Thor uses his hammer to smash a tank. Black Widow is in a medical bay, reaching for some surgical tools. We glimpse Nick Fury looking the way he did at the end of Winter Soldier. And Scarlet Witch is on a bus, approaching some people at the back of the bus with magic in one hand.

Tony Stark is looking forlorn and guilty. "It's the end, the end of a path I started us on," he tells Black Widow, who says everything ends.

Scarlet witch sinks to her knees shouting. And there are more shots of Scarlet Witch using her powers, just quick glimpses of her projecting magical energy.

At this point, the trailer starts playing the classic song "I've Got No Strings."

Tony, in Hulbuster armor, confronts Hulk on a city street, and there are several shots of them brawling and Tony getting the shit beat out of him. Quicksilver runs through a crowded room that seems to be standing still. Captain America is fighting someone in what looks like a knock-down brawl.

And because this is Joss Whedon, there's a glimpse of girls doing ballet.

Then we're back to Black Widow shooting shotguns, and more of the Hulk/Hulkbuster brawl. Thor grabs Tony Stark's throat and lifts him off the ground. Captain America is riding a motorcycle and then running. Cars are tumbling in mid air. Black Widow touches her hand to the Hulk's massive green hand, like she's calming him down. We glimpse a confrontation between Black Widow and Scarlet Witch.

And then Ultron finishes the song saying, "There are no strings on me," clenching a fist as he celebrates that he's no longer a puppet.And we go a shot of Captain America's shield — shattered to fragments. We pull back, and all of the Avengers are lying prone, apparently dead, in the rubble. Tony is leaning over them, and he looks totally horrified and ashamed.

Who will die in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron?
Who will die in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron?

WHAAAT?! Seems like all hell is about to break loose. Whedon promised us death, but who could have imagined it to be on this scale?

Thor grabbing Tony by the throat? Hulk shaking with fear? Widow in in a medical bay? Captain America's Vibranium/Adamantium-laced shild shattered?! And Tony Stark standing over his comrade's lifeless bodies? It all sounds VERY chilling!

Not even Mjolnir could have done this!
Not even Mjolnir could have done this!

My theory is this could be a premonition. I mean if it is all true then what about Captain America 3, Thor 3, and The Avengers 3. I think Tony will see the error of his invention and will try to stop it from happening. Either way this film is shaping up to be VERY promising, and possibly the best Marvel film. A title being held by a hopeful Guardians of The Galaxy - which by the way already has its sequel confirmed!

Unfortunately the footage hasn't been leaked online yet, and Marvel has always been tight on security. They even warn their production team, staff, and cast members in their Non-Disclosure Agreements to beware of snipers! Hopefully they release it soon though. Real soon.

Avengers: Age of Ultron drops May 1, 2015 and it couldn't come any sooner. I need a Time Gem!

What are your thoughts? How do you feel about all this? Sound off below and blow up the comments section. Lets hear your theories!

Source: io9


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