Marvel had a rough day yesterday when the trailer for Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online. They blamed the leak on HYDRA, and then officially released the trailer a whole week before it was set to premiere.
The movie looks absolutely incredible, and that trailer was jaw-droppingly amazing. I especially love the dark, creepy tone that it has. That eerie "I have no strings" musical rendition was brilliant. If you haven't seen it yet, click here.
It will be interesting to see if they offer fans a different cut of the trailer next week during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. due to the fact that it "leaked." I can't help but think that it was leaked by the studio on purpose. While we wait to see what happens next with Avengers: Age of Ultron, here's the poster! As you can see, it has a menacing, Ultron feel to 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. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.