That’s what Marvel had to say about the leak of their first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was supposed to air next week, during Agents of SHIELD.
I’m not sure I get that plan, either, since most people watching Agents of SHIELD are going to go see an Avengers movie. Let’s just safely make that assumption. In reverse, if your goal is to get people watching the show to see the trailer… wait, people still watch television live?
Anyway, once the proverbial cat was out of the bag, Marvel gave up their original plan, and released the HD version of the trailer online themselves. Blame Hydra, but in this case they seem to have done something good… we’ve got the trailer and a few of our thoughts after the jump!
A few observations on the trailer:
- Hawkeye! Finally. Clint Barton has been missing far too long. What has he been up to? Where has he been? Who knows! Expect some memes from us to help explore this question.
- Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Yep, they’re around doing stuff. I don’t know if they look interesting yet – or look like they’re going to add a bit much to the story. They’re the enemies we know about in advance, teased at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- The Hulkbuster, or, Hulk vs. Iron Man. So wait, who are we fighting in this movie? We’ve already got the twins. Now it looks like there is an epic fight between Hulk and Iron Man. Awesome. But what’s going on? Too many therapy sessions? They’ve teased this fight a lot, leaking pictures of it, and now including it heavily in the trailer.
- Ultron, or, How James Spader Stole the Show. Oh my God James Spader’s narration!!! Chilling, gripping, amazing casting. So my thought: the heck with airing this trailer during Agents of SHIELD, where you know you have the audience. Air the trailer during The Blacklist, where you’ll get all the James Spader fans wanting to see the movie too! And Holly recognized the song, and was completely creeped out: it’s I’ve Got No Strings from Pinocchio. Which is playing, and which Ultron is quoting. They’ve pulled off the Ultron look in the Iron Man armors, as well – this is going to be great!
So how are all of these elements going to work together? Are we going to be left wishing James Spader had more time in the movie? Time will tell! And like, a lot of time: expect Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters May 1, 2015!