Uh, oh. Someone is in big trouble. When the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer leaked, a lot of fans speculated that Marvel leaked it on purpose. It looks like that's not the case at all since the studio is going after the source of the trailer leak. Even though the trailer went on to become the most viewed in the studio's history, they aren't going to let this slide. They've gone to the California Federal Court for a subpoena on Google so that they can weed out the person who leaked the trailer. The guy calls himself "John Gazelle," and the plan is to lay down Thor's hammer and serve some Marvel style justice. THR offers up some details:
"The entertainment company says in court documents that someone using the name 'John Gazelle' posted a file of the film on his Google Drive account. On October 22, a lawyer at Marvel parent Disney sent Google a takedown notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, requesting that Google expeditiously remove the file. But Marvel wants more identifying information about the alleged infringer. The company is going after the IP address associated with this user's YouTube and Google+ accounts. The exact nature of the uploaded file isn't detailed in court documents, but according to recent news reports, there's been circulation of an early trailer of the much-anticipated superhero film as well as a clip of a scene featuring Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr."
They will find this person, and when they do they'll… thank him? Probably not, as it sounds like the studio could be worried that this is an inside job. It seems to go right along with their initial response to the trailer leak when they amusingly tweeted, "Dammit Hydra!" They obviously are looking to shut down any further leaks.
Avengers: Age of Ultron was written and directed by Joss Whedon, and it hits theaters on May 1, 2015.