While the cast for The Avengers was certainly impressive by virtue of simply bringing together a slew of actors who had already been the leads in their own movies, there was a great deal of time spent without the Avengers as a group. That was a necessity of the story, since the point of The Avengers was to show how, you know, The Avengers is created. But for the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, the team is already formed, everyone’s pals, and there’s even an Avengers dance party at Tony Stark’s penthouse.
The latest Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette doesn’t focus on the stunts or tease new characters. Instead, it simply shows the joys of having Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Chris Hemsworth all together in one movie. Indeed, writer/director Joss Whedon explains that having more scenes where all of the Avengers are in the same room is great…most of the time.
As you can see in the video, there’s a fair amount of clowning around that occurs whenever the core group is together, and I imagine it’s going to make for one hell of a gag reel now that everyone’s familiar having worked together on The Avengers. I mean Age of Ultron looks cool, but I’d honestly watch an entire movie made up of outtakes from this fun-filled set.
Check out the new Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette below, via Marvel. The film opens in theaters on May 1st.
Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron:
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.