Ready to see how your superhero sausage is made? New set video has leaked from the Avengers: Age of Ultron shoot in Norwich, England, on the University of East Anglia campus. Whoever snapped the stealth video got a tantalizing view of Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans in full Avengers regalia, as well as Robert Downey Jr. looking too cool for robotic armor. Head over to Cinemablend for the full clip. (May contain very small spoilers.)
It’s hard to tell exactly what’s happening, but it appears that the camera pans over from an elevated track, where a group of fit people in blue uniforms are jogging. Sources tell JoBlo that these are “Avengers recruits,” and possibly S.H.I.E.L.D. agents; there’s also speculation that the track will be part of the new Avengers Tower.
Reportedly, franchise players Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), and BJ Britt (S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Antoine Triplett) also appeared at the shoot. Don Cheadle was not present, though onlookers spotted his Iron Patriot armor.
Director Joss Whedon is keeping plot details of Age of Ultron scarce, but this week, he assured The Huffington Post that it wouldn’t take a Dark Knight-style turn into bleakness.
“That was a superhero movie as The Godfather,” Whedon said of the Batman reboot. “And I was like, ‘But I just still want to see a superhero movie!’ We had just gotten the technology to make it awesome, and I wasn’t ready to be post-modern about it yet… I try to make my superhero movies as if there’s either never been one or there’s only ever been them.”
Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters on May 1, 2015.