Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L. Jackson will be reprising their characters, one of them may be for the last time.
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Joining the cast will be Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, the witch’s twin. James Spader will provide the voice of Ultron.
The Marvel Studios film is the sequel to 2012’s “The Avengers.” Thor’s trickster brother Loki created all kinds of problems in that one.
This time, the threat is even greater. A sense of fatalism pervades the new trailer, which is evident about a minute into the clip. It’s called foreshadowing.
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“It’s the end… the end of the path I started on,” Stark, aka Iron Man, says ominously. But that’s not all.
Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, (Johansson), sends a similar signal in a brief conversation with Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Jackson)
“Nothing lasts forever,” she tells him.
Why are the Avengers so fatalistic? Because they know they may not be up to the task. And they’re ready to sacrifice everything, even their own lives.
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It looks like both Natasha and Tony have bulls-eyes on their backs, which makes sense. Both Downey Jr. and Johansson have other things on their plates and may want to step away from the series.
Plus, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch would be able to step into their roles.
Check out the trailer below for the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is distributing the film, set for release in May 2015.
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