Well! That was an incredible 90 seconds of awesome! If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, go see it now and come back for my full impressions. Here’s what I took away from this latest Avengers trailer:
Dora Milaje Spotted! Black Panther is in this movie!
Now that isn’t to say that for sure Black Panther is in it. I have no official word from Marvel concerning this matter, but looking at the disrobing Nubian figure in that grotto makes me wonder. If you don’t know what i’m talking about, let me fill you in. T’Challa, the Black Panther is a crown prince of Wakanda, an African isolationist country. You know that part right? Well, much of this movie filmed in Africa. Wakanda is the only source of Vibranium in the world. Ultron, much like his comic book counterpart, will seek to coat his entire body in the indestructible metal. But seeing the aforementioned Nubian woman, on top of seeing Ulysses Klaw (played by Andy Serkis) who is Black Panther’s earliest nemesis, sealed it for me. The Dora Milaje are superior Wakandan female warriors who are the Black Panther’s personal bodyguards. They are adorned with ceremonial markings, similar to the markings worn by the woman I mentioned. It’s a relatively safe guess, but don’t hold my feet to the fire if I’m wrong.
Hulk vs. Hulkbuster Iron Man will be the best thing ever!
What’s better than The Hulk rampaging through hordes of Chitauri soldiers? What’s even better than him throwing down with Thor in the Helicarrier? From this trailer it’s going to be the showdown between Iron Man, equipped with his Hulkbuster variant armor and the Jade Giant himself in the streets of South Africa. Forget the Thrilla in Manila! This is going to be the greatest fight Africa’s ever seen. Hyperbole for sure, but who cares! It’s going to be freaking awesome! Both the Hulk and Iron Man will be going full out from the looks of things and all of us are going to have better lives because of it!
Ultron might actually be Marvel’s first truly menacing villain
If there was one knock on the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, it’s that the villians have been pretty weaksauce so far. Let’s recount: Red Skull, Loki, Iron Monger, Whiplash, Justin Hammer, Malekith, The Winter Soldier, Batroc, The Manda–(sorry I can’t finish that without choking), Aldrich Killian, Ronan The Accuser. No, Thanos does NOT count as he’s not directly involved himself as of yet. That being said, those villians haven’t really been anything one would say is menacing in the way that Darth Vader or even Khan Noonien Singh (the Ricardo Montalban version of course) had been. Loki is a fan-favorite, and being a loveable trickster does not a menace make. Now Ultron? Ultron is going to be on another level from the looks of things. I mean listen to him speak! Listen to what he says and how it’s dripping with malice! Ultron could be the next warning against A.I. in the technology sector. Even bigger than SkyNet!
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