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'Avengers 2' Comic-Con Footage Offers 'Darker,' 'Incredible' Look At 'Age Of Ultron'

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"Avengers 2" footage showcased first look at "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron." | Kevin Winter via Getty Images

During Marvel's Comic-Con panel on Saturday night at the San Diego Convention Center, studio boss Kevin Feige and the cast of "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron" unveiled new footage from the forthcoming sequel. The follow-up to "Marvel's The Avengers," the 2012 blockbuster that earned more than $1.5 billion in worldwide grosses, is set for release on May 1, 2015. Joss Whedon, who was not present at Comic-Con because he recently underwent knee surgery, is the film's director. Needless to say, journalists and fans in attendance for the Marvel presentation were impressed with the footage. A compilation of their enthusiastic tweets are below.

"Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron" reassembles Avengers superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), while also introducing Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) to the mix. James Spader is set to play the villainous Ultron in the film.

In addition to the footage from "Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron," Marvel also announced official casting for "Ant-Man" and revealed that "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" would arrive in theaters on July 28, 2017.

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