Trio return for Avengers: Age of Ultron

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' will feature Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell and Idris Elba, all of whom will reprise their Marvel Universe characters

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The Avengers poster (Marvel/Disney)

The Avengers poster (Marvel/Disney)

Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell and Idris Elba will all reprise their Marvel Universe characters in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'.

A new poster previewing the much-anticipated movie has revealed that all three stars will return to the franchise, where they will star alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.

Atwell had been widely rumoured to make a cameo appearance as Peggy Carter in the film, which is set for release later this year.

What's more, the poster confirmed that Asgardian warrior Heimdall (Elba) and the Falcon (Mackie) will also both appear.

The emergence of the poster comes shortly after 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' director Joss Whedon revealed he is using 'Godfather Part II' as his inspiration for the film.

He said that the 1974 epic crime movie is a "huge touchstone for me because you get everything you got from the first Godfather movie in a very different movie, in a movie that structurally couldn't be more different, and thematically and in intent and in mood, and yet nobody ever goes, 'It wasn't Godfathery enough'".

Avengers: Age of Ultron

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 141 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joss Whedon
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 23 April 2015

Ultron, an artificial intelligence created by Tony Stark (Downey Jr) to keep the peace, goes rogue and decides to kill off the Avengers. Barely logical but impressively entertaining superhero fun; Johansson and Olsen are central to the action and Whedon's script is strong, snappy and irreverent, but it doesn't have much…

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