So there’s a new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. It’s very similar to the one we’ve seen before with only a small handful of new shots. But within those shots are some hints at not just stuff within the new Avengers movie, but quite possibly upcoming Marvel films such as Black Panther, Thor 3 and more. We’re just going to take a look at the new shots, not the old stuff. If you want to see Vincent and I break down the first trailer, go here. It’s all speculation, but here are 5 new shots and what they might imply.
The first new shot we see is of a woman disrobing. Fans are speculating that this could be all sorts of people. Some think it looks like Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy. Others are wondering if it’s Jacosta, the female robot Ultron designs as his companion. Still more think it could be the younger sister of T’Challa, the Black Panther. I don’t think any of those are necessarily right. Looking at the environment instead of the character, that looks like a pool of water in a rocky area. In the first trailer, we see a bare chested Thor emerge from what looks to be the same pool, screaming.
I speculated in the last trailer breakdown that the Scarlet Witch’s powers may make people see the past or future or maybe their worst nightmare. I’m not sure how it works, but I’m wondering if this is a view of the future for Thor. That COULD be the Well of Wyrd. In the comics, that’s a mystical well in Asgard. It is linked to Ragnarok, the end of the world.
The next new shot is of what appears to be a young Black Widow being grabbed by the face and shoved onto a medical gurney. We saw the gurney and surgeons tools in the last trailer. Perhaps this is some sort of flashback to Black Widow’s past with the KGB and what they did to her in the Red Room?
Here’s Andy Serkis. I previously guessed that he’s playing Ulyesses Klaw from the comics based on his unique beard. Now I’m sure of it. In the comics, Klaw is obsessed with stealing vibranium, the powerful metal that is found in Wakanda, home of the Black Panther. It’s what Captain America’s shield is made of and I suspect Ultron upgrades himself with the material. Maybe he hires Klaw to get that metal? I’m pretty sure it’s him because if you look at his neck, he’s wearing a necklace with a talon. My guess is that’s from a previous battle with Black Panther.
This shot of Thor getting blasted by lightning is interesting because there’s a mystery woman in the background on the right hand side. I have NO idea who she could be. But look at the wall. Specifically the carving on the left hand side. We’ve seen that before. It’s the same markings in the castle that Red Skull broke into at the beginning of Captain America. That’s where Red Skull found the Tesseract. Now, I’d assumed it was one of the six infinity stones and that the Asgardians had hidden it on Earth. But now that we’ve seen a hint about Ragnarok, I’ve got a more elaborate theory about what the Tesseract was. In the first Avengers movie, we saw it open a door to space that Loki and his army used. So we know that it is the space gem. But the Tesseract was covered in that same relief we see above and Red Skull knew to push the serpent’s eye to open the wall. The serpent must have been The Midgard Serpent, who is basically a dragon that causes Ragnarok and destroys everything. But the Tesseract in Captain America was used by Red Skull and Arnim Zola in guns and cannons. When it hit someone, they left a black mark and vanished. What if the Tesseract wasn’t blowing them up but was actually teleporting them somewhere? What if it teleported them to wherever The Serpent is? It’s hard to guess how it all connects, but I think it’s related somehow.
Finally, we see a clear shot of Hulk’s face as he fights Iron Man. It’s important to note that Hulk’s eyes are beyond bloodshot. They’re flat out red. Like Scarlet Witch’s red blasts. That’s why I think she is doing something that controls our heroes minds. How it all works is anyone’s guess.