We’re inching ever closer to the latest instalment in the Marvel cinematic universe, with Avengers: Age Of Ultron set to hit UK cinemas on April 23.

A new trailer has hit the web today and it’s another tasty one – whether the sequel will match the box-office heroics of its predecessor is another matter entirely, but we’re well up for it regardless.

Here’s the synopsis, promising something somewhat darker than the first gang outing:

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 a global adventure.

And here’s that all-important trailer:

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Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.