When dealing with a motley group that includes a billionaire genius in robotic armor, a hammer-swinging Norse god and an unstoppable green-skinned behemoth, sound leadership is crucial. You'll want to put the star-spangled midcentury super-soldier in charge, of course.
That's one of a few new tidbits to be gleaned from the latest TV spot for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Marvel's all-star superhero team-up set to kick off the summer blockbuster season May 1.
The spot opens with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) gesturing to Captain America (Chris Evans) and explaining, "He's the boss. I just pay for everything, and design everything, make everyone look cooler."
It's not quite clear if that's just banter or there's tension in the ranks of the Avengers, but either way the squad will have to come together on the double to defend the world from the megalomaniacal android known as Ultron (James Spader).
As the previous trailer laid out, Ultron is one of Iron Man's science projects gone very awry, and now the rogue A.I. is out to exterminate humanity.
The new video puts the spotlight back on the good guys, with a superhero roll call featuring Black Widow (Scarlett Johannsson), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), plus newcomers Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).
It looks as though the latter two characters, whose backgrounds and motivations have so far been murky, will ultimately come around to help save the day.
As Quicksilver asks in a snicker-inducing Eastern European accent, "You didn't see that coming?"
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