The Avengers might seem to be calm, cool, and collected when presented with threats that make the average person shake with fear, but in a new clip released from the Avengers: Age of Ultron gag reel, fans are presented with a decidedly different perspective on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes — or more accurately, the actors who portray them.
A brief blooper reel from Age of Ultron (see below) was released on Yahoo Movies to promote the arrival of the film on DVD and Blu-ray next month, and features a pretty great sampling of some of the lighter moments that occurred behind the scenes during production on the blockbuster sequel.
Among the scenes featured in the clip are a moment of uncertainty for Chris Evans’ Captain America while attempting to gather his teammates, as well as Bruce Banner actor Mark Ruffalo doing a spot-on impression of Peter Falk. There’s also a nice shot of a sign posted on the back of Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor that reads “Kick Me – I Dare You.”
The follow-up to one of the most successful movies of all time, Avengers: Age of Ultron brought together returning cast members Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig. The film also introduced James Spader as the evil android Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as the Wanda “Scarlet Witch” Maximoff, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Pietro “Quicksilver” Maximoff, Paul Bettany as the Avengers’ new android teammate Vision.
Directed by Joss Whedon, the film pits the team against an android intelligence bent on eradicating humanity from the world — that’s for anyone who somehow hasn’t seen the film yet. After all, Age of Ultron has grossed more than $1.4 billion worldwide since its May 1 premiere, and currently ranks as the second highest-grossing film of the year domestically, and the third highest-grossing film of the year worldwide. It’s also the eighth highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S. and the sixth highest-grossing film of all time worldwide. So yeah, it’s kind of a big deal.
Avengers: Age of Ultron will be available on DVd and Blu-ray October 2. It will also be available via Digital HD September 8.