By Matthew McKibben | October 23, 2014
Marvel Studios released the first trailer for next May’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on Wednesday. Somehow, someway, the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron was leaked early, forcing Marvel Studios to scrap their plan of releasing the trailer during next Tuesday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode. Realizing the leaked trailer was out of the bag, Marvel released the official trailer via their various social media platforms.
While it’s probably always disappointing for a studio to not be able to control the nature of how these things are released, Marvel had a little fun with it, posting the following tweet referencing the famous organization that terrorizes Captain America and the Avengers.
As far as the content of the trailer, I can’t say I’m altogether that blown away. It’s a good trailer and there’s a lot to see. It looks to be a darker movie than the relatively light The Avengers, but there’s not much in this trailer that I feel like hasn’t been done before. I am virtually positive the movie will be amazing and kick all kinds of ass, but the trailer doesn’t do much for me. It looks as if the movie will be following the standard Avengers assemble, Avengers do some infighting, followed by the inevitable team back up to defeat the big bad guy. I did like the use of “I Got No Strings” from Pinocchio. How’s that for some Disney synergy?
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for wide release May 1, 2015, is written and directed by Joss Whedon, and assembles Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, and Andy Serkis.