On Wednesday night, the trailer to Avengers: Age of Ultron, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 blockbuster, leaked online (above) — one week earlier than it was officially supposed to debut. (Update: It looks like the leak prompted Marvel to release the trailer.) Here are some highlights:
The two-minute trailer is set to an macabre rendition of Pinnochio's "I have no strings" — a play on the idea of Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) creating Ultron (voiced by James Spader), a being he can't control. Cut against shots of Tony Stark looking sad, even defeated, Ultron unleashing a rampage, and this pan of Captain America's broken shield …
…it all works.
We don't really get to see much of Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), nor do we really have a good grasp whose side they're on (they both appear with a dark, ominous figure in the beginning). But we do get a glimpse of what their powers may look like. Quicksilver's super speed is going to be glowy (it looks like he's saving Captain America here):
Scarlet Witch is going to have a glow too, but her power — a form of telekinesis/magic (chaos magic in the comic books) — isn't really displayed other than this scene:
The best moments
There are a couple. The show-stopper is The Hulk taking on what appears to be an Hulk-busting Iron Man suit:
And there's also this nifty Black Widow entrance:
And Ultron looking menacing:
Marvel was supposed to officially release the trailer on October 28. Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated for release on May 1, 2015.