Yesterday, the interwebs broke a little bit when the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked, one week ahead of its scheduled debut in next week’s episode of “Agents of SHIELD”.
Whether the leak was a real leak, or a planned slow-roll publicity stunt by Marvel (arguments there will likely never cease until the movie’s released), Disney and Marvel’s response initially was to ask sites that had posted the bootleg trailer to remove it, then they decided to buy the train and ride it themselves.
So here’s the trailer, released last night officially from Marvel Entertainment’s YouTube channel… it’s dark, delicious, and now James Spader’s voice is the newest to strike fear into the hearts of heroes.
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.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015. That’s too long, after seeing that trailer… and Jarvis becoming Vision? Blew my mind when I found out about it earlier this year. Plus the new tease from the trailer (if confirmed) that would open the door for us to see Black Panther? Yay, Marvel!