The 6 characters we’re most excited to see in The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Rosie Robinson

Junior, journalism major

Fan favorites like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) will once again show off their superhero stunts, but we’re also getting more screen time with the rest of the team. Check out the latest trailer and our picks for what we can’t wait to see.

Hawkeye’s Farm

In this released clip, the Avengers have been whisked off to his secret farm to…argue? And while I’m a personal fan of whatever Captain America is doing to that log, I’m also excited for the promised expanded role for Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). We’ve got some questions for him too: Why do you even have a farm, Clint? Are you growing organic vegetables? Is this where you were during “Captain America: Winter Soldier?” What happened in Budapest?!

The Black Widow backstory we all deserve

It looks like some light will finally be shed on Natasha’s (Scarlett Johansson) darker past. Director Joss Whedon has already teased that her character plays a huge part in the new movie. We know she’s got red in her ledger, but what does that have to do with a ballet studio and some creepy looking surgery tools? Flashes of both were seen in the trailers, so it looks like we’ll get an answer.

Some Hulk-busting

Speaking of Black Widow, it looks like she might be making heart eyes at Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). Watching this relationship develop onscreen should add some emotional gravity to Banner and his angry, green alter ego. The Hulkbuster super-suit also makes an appearance, which was designed by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Banner as a measure to prevent Hulk causing too much damage. The showdown between the two friends should be interesting.

source: ifc.com
source: ifc.com

The wonder twins

It’s pretty unclear whether these siblings, Wanda (Elizabeth Olson) and Pietro Maximoff (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), are good guys or bad guys. Scarlet Witch looks like she’s playing literal mind tricks on Black Widow, and Captain America gets a super-speed punch to the face from Quicksilver, but they could have a change of heart. They’re probably a little of both, which wouldn’t surprise comic fans. Either way, adding some powerful superpowers to the fight brings new intensity to the film. Scarlet Witch has the ability of telekinesis and mind manipulation, and Quicksilver moves lightning fast.

“There are no strings on me.”

It’s been a while since anyone, robot or not, made a Disney line so chilling. As the title suggests, Ultron is the central villain in this movie. Iron Man originally created the Ultron program in an attempt to save the world without the need for superheroes. Apparently, the only way to do that is to destroy humanity. Personally, I like my artificial intelligence a little unhinged; it makes things more interesting. I wouldn’t hang up the cape just yet, Tony.

In the latest trailer, Stark bleakly says, “There’s no way we all get through this.” We can’t help but speculate that this is foreshadowing the end for one of the team. With stakes as high as they seem, the death of a major character wouldn’t be impossible. Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow are safe until “Captain America: Civil War,” but what about everyone else?

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” opens in theatres May 1.

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