ByJerome Maida, writer at
Jerome Maida

Well, the second " [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035)" trailer just hit - and it rocked!

It had the appropriate darker tone, conveyed high stakes, drama and conflict. It had a few clips shown in the first trailer, while teasing us with just enough new stuff.

It also raised a lot of questions:

1.) What, exactly, was the impetus for building Ultron?

While it is almost a certainty that Tony Stark is involved in the creation of Ultron, Bruce Banner recognizing him and tone in speaking to him makes it extremely likely that he had a hand in creating him as well. Could Tony, in shades of the recent "Original Sin" comic book story line, have tampered with some of Ultron's design or programming without Brice's knowledge? That would make him angry..and we all know we wouldn't like him when he's angry.

Speaking of which..

2.) What has the Hulk so angry and battling Iron Man?

This has been a question since the first trailer and now with the second there are even more clues - and questions. For instance, the Hulk's eyes appear red, which could be a sign that the Scarlet Witch cast a spell that has turned the Jade Giant belligerent.

Another possibility is that Ultron is controlling him.

Of course, he could just be REALLY pissed at Tony Stark.

3.) Does Thor die?

Ultron seems to be the most worthy opponent Thor has faced in the films. Could the "contest" to lift Thor's hammer early in the film be a precursor to someone else HAVING to lift it after the Thunder God has been slain and sent to Hel?

4.) What is the deal with Hulk and Black Widow?

They certainly seem to the brief glimpses we've seen. If they ARE intimate, that would be another reason for the Hulk to want to smash Tony Stark, if......

5.) Does [Black Widow](movie:1070824) die?

Though it seems unlikely that Marvel would have such a popular character meet her demise, Joss Whedon has killed many characters thought untouchable through the years - even Buffy The Vampire Slayer twice!

Toss in the likelihood that SOMEONE is going to die, that Whedon is not going to have it be a small character so it will have maximum impact with the audience AND that there are some signs that the "mysterious Asian woman" in the first trailer is the woman who replaces the Ultimate version of Natasha in the comics, and it's definitely possible.

Speaking of mystery women...

6.) Who is the new "mystery woman" in this trailer?

At first glance, the new woman character seems to be Nebula, which would help the Avengers tie into the Guardians of the Galaxy and Thanos. However, there is also a possibility it could be Shuri, the Princess of Wakanda, the [Black Panther](movie:9047)'s sister - who once took that mantle herself.

This would be a way to set up the introduction of T'Challa. Since vibranium seems a certainty to be used in the film, SOMEONE from Wakanda appearing in the film are pretty high

So many questions..and we still haven't seen Vision yet!

I don't know about all of you, but I'm stoked!

Which question - or a different one - do you find the most intriguing?


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