WHO’S IN IT?
Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher), Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Scarlett Johansson (Lucy), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Anthony Mackie (The Adjustment Bureau), Hayley Atwell (Testament of Youth), Idris Elba (Luther), Stellan Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting), James Spader (The Blacklist), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction), Tom Hiddleston (War Horse), Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong), Claudia Kim (Marco Polo), Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Joss Whedon (Serenity), director, writer; Kevin Feige (Guardians of the Galaxy), producer; Brian Tyler (The Expendables), composer; Ben Davis (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), cinematographer; Jeffrey Ford (Public Enemies) and Lisa Lassek (The Cabin in the Woods), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Tony Stark/Iron Man (Downey Jr) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping AI program named Ultron (Spader), to combat the constant threat that he and fellow Avengers Thor (Hemsworth), Steve Rogers/Captain America (Evans), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Ruffalo), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Johansson) and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Renner) are starting to face. However, the plan backfires when Ultron, now self-aware, determines that humanity needs to be eradicated, leaving the Avengers to stop the robotic menace…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The highly-anticipated sequel to the biggest superhero movie of all time goes to deeper and darker places this time round, carried by Marvel’s greatest heroes and their endless charm in the face of danger.