Marvel has officially released a new Avengers: Age of Ultron photo gallery featuring 16 hi-res images. Some of these photos we've seen before as they appeared either in the trailer, or as part of one of the magazine stories launched in the previous weeks. We get to see villain Ultron, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Quicksilver, Bruce Banner and his Alter Ego Hulk. We also get to see the man behind the madness, director Joss Whedon, as he works with his actors on set. Here is the official press release, along with the latest images:

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron promises to be the biggest event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet! Catch a glimpse of things to come and new behind-the-scenes pictures above, and see Avengers: Age of Ultron when it lands in theaters May 1. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) takes drastic measures to create Hulkbuster armor to take down Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)! Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), on the other hand, hopes she can see the humanity in Hulk to calm down the monster. Check out the images above for even more action from the super hero epic and see Joss Whedon orchestrating it all!

Catch Avengers: Age of Ultron when it hits theaters May 1 for all the action unleashed on the big screen! Make sure to follow @Avengers on Twitter and like Avengers: Age of Ultron on Facebook for all the latest on Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

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Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

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