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‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer: Evil A.I. threatens extinction

Every supervillain worth his salt eventually gives a monologue about his plans to remake the world in his image. Now the final trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has arrived to give its titular bad guy his big moment.

“I was designed to save the world,” says Ultron, the 8-foot-tall evil android played by James Spader. “People would look to the sky and see hope. I’ll take that from them first.”

Created by Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) as an automated protector of planet Earth, presumably one unimpeded by human fallibility, Ultron unfortunately develops other ideas for his maker, and just about everyone else: “There’s only one path to peace,” he says. “Their extinction.”

Standing in Ultron’s way are Iron Man and his fellow Avengers, including Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

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Representing the climax of the second phase in Marvel’s cinematic universe, “Age of Ultron” will properly introduce some new characters — Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Jonson’s Quicksilver, Paul Bettany’s Vision — but could send others packing.

At one point in the new trailer, Iron Man says, “No way we all get through this.” Captain America replies, “I got no plans tomorrow night.”

Marvel and parent company Disney, of course, have big plans for the “Avengers” franchise and its related properties, with a slew of superhero movies already on the calendar into 2019.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” hits theaters May 1.

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