Marvel had intended on revealing the highly anticipated "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer during a commercial break next Tuesday during "Agents of Shield". Well, their plan was pushed to the waste side as the trailer leaked online yesterday and exploded like wildfire around the web.
Marvel could either scour the internet, trying to pull the trailer down or own it and capitalize on the buzz. The chose the latter and on their twitter page, the clever words, "Dammit, Hydra" said it all. Disney then chose to blast out the trailer in the real HD version. Very smart moves yet again by the company that is solidifying their world domination.
The trailer is everything we hoped for and more. The tone is very dark and the stakes have definitely been raised. We are reunited with our favorite core group of Avengers, including The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
We are also introduced to the Maximoff twins, Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlett Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). The wonderful Andy Serkis was also shown, yet his role has still not been confirmed yet.
James Spader's silky voice even surpassed expectations as Ultron. He added real depth and emotion to the robotic creature, proving that he will indeed be an incredibly fierce and menacing force the Avengers will face.
I'm not sure we could have asked for a better first trailer. It was gorgeously shot, very intense and started weaving together the storyline we will be treated to next year. A slowed down version of Pinocchio's "I Have No Strings" served as the background music, which was incredibly creepy and eerie and matched the words illuminated by Spader's Ultron.
I didn't think I could possibly be more excited for Joss Whedon's sequel. This masterful trailer certainly proved me wrong. Hurry up, May.
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