Black Widow wields the shield in new teaser for Avengers: Age of Ultron

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While many of the recent previews for Avengers: Age of Ultron have focused on Iron Man, Hulk, and the film’s android villain, Ultron, the latest teaser for the upcoming Marvel Studios movie offers quite a bit more footage of some of the other characters getting in on the action next month — particularly Scarlett Johansson’s superheroic super-spy, Black Widow.

The new television spot for the film debuted on, and mixes some of the previously seen footage with extended versions of several scenes, including a pair of sequences in which the iconic shield typically wielded by Captain America (Chris Evans) is put to use by some of his teammates. In one scene, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) bats the shield into a crowd of robotic Ultron clones, while another features Black Widow putting her own spin on how best to use the shield as a weapon.

The trailer also shows Johansson’s character coming to the assistance of Captain America as he battles with Ultron, scooping up the discarded shield and showing some impressive motorcycle skills in the process.

The sequel to the most successful superhero movie in Hollywood history, Avengers: Age of Ultron features the return of franchise stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony “Iron Man” Stark, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, along with the aforementioned returning cast members Johansson, Evans, and Hemsworth. Age of Ultron chronicles the dangerous events that transpire when Tony Stark’s attempt to create an artificially intelligent peacekeeping program goes horribly wrong and instead spawns a powerful new enemy bent on eradicating humanity from the planet.

Along with the return of supporting cast members Don Cheadle as James “War Machine” Rhodes, Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig, the film features James Spader as the voice of Ultron, as well as Elizabeth Olsen as The Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, and Paul Bettany as Vision.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is written and directed by Joss Whedon, and hits theaters May 1, 2015.

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