It’s only one of the most anticipated movies of 2015. It’s also one of the most anticipated movies of the decade. Fans at San Diego and New York Comic Con have been lucky enough to see some of this already, but the wait was soon to be over, as last night it once announced that the next installment of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would feature the premiere of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Of course, as these things go in the modern age with the internet and all – Surprise! – this puppy leaked early. So if you have no impulse control and an itchy clicking figure, dig in now for your first look at the all new adventure of Marvel’s premiere super-team.
UPDATE: Marvel has thrown up their hands and gone ahead and released the official trailer, along with first official poster.
Marvel Tweeted this shortly after the trailer leaked:
Here’s the OFFICIAL trailer followed by first official poster:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 23, 2014
Ohmygod! Ohmygod! Ohmygod!
First off James Spader as Ultron: amazing! His voice is so haunting and hypnotic; when he says he’s going to show you something beautiful, you don’t want to look, but you can’t look away. And then it gets bad. People running and screaming, the Avengers themselves look dour and defeated. Oh my, oh my, what happened here? And that Pinocchio song, and the haunting rendition that ends with Ultron saying in a most menacing way “You’ve got not strings on me.” That’s how you make a villain.
The trailer opens with Ultron’s invite, and then we see a very messed up 1.0 version of the robot mastermind, interrupting the team’s downtime and calling them all “puppets… On strings.” We then see running, and exploding, and shooting, and ballet (?). We see Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in the company of Ultron, and then an army of Ultrons attacking, and Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) admitting that “this is the end. The end of the path I started us on.”
“Nothing lasts forever,” says Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).
Hulkbuster fight! Quicksilver running! Black Widow motorbiking! Broken Captain America shield! Where is this all possibly going? The trailer certainly sells well the darker vision we’ve been hearing about, and the action definitely looks to be going up, not just one notch, but several notches. The Avengers themselves look under siege, driven to the edge and pushed to the limit, especially poor Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) who looks downright miserable. As fans we all know that director Joss Whedon likes to screw with your emotions, and pull the proverbial rug out from under you in terms of expectations, so all we can say is whatever you’re expecting from Age of Ultron, forget about it!
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.
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.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is in theaters everywhere May 1, 2015.