Resentment is a powerful thing, isn't it? Let's take a moment and listen to what Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) has to say at the beginning of this new one-minute preview for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (you can watch it at the bottom of this post).
Maria Hill (Colbie Smulders) begins with a seemingly innocuous, “All set up boss.”
“Actually, he's the boss,” Star replies. “I just pay for everything, design everything. Make everyone look cooler.”
“He” is Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, who as “boss” likely means he's The Avengers first big screen chairman which is the title the superhero group has given their team leader for decades. Now, you could just assume this line of dialogue was just more fun wisecracking from Marvel's golden goose or you might realize that not only are Cap and Tony going to be at odds in “Age of Ultron,” but that this will continue into the previously announced “Captain America: Civil War” set for slightly over a year from now. Pick whose side you're on carefully! It's a showdown that will be hyped into the ground before you know it!
The real revelation from this preview, however, is we've finally gotten to hear Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) speak and, surprise, he actually sounds as Eastern European as he was written in the comic book! Unlike, say, another version of the character who appeared in a certain mutant franchise flick last year. Does it sound authentic? Probably not, but that's splitting hairs at this point, right? Close enough!
More importantly, we're officially less than a month from the entire movie being spoiled as it begins to screen across the globe for press and at numerous premieres. Sort of crazy it's come this fast, huh?
What did you think of Tony's snide little comment? Share your thought in the comments section below.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” opens nationwide on May 1. Unless, of course, you live in Russia, the UK or most of Europe where you'll get to see it a whole week earlier and spoil all the details about The Vision for us on social media.