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Watch the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer

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 music

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 …

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…it all works.

The newcomers

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):

(Marvel)

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:

(Marvel)

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:

(Marvel)

And there's also this nifty Black Widow entrance:

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And Ultron looking menacing:

(Marvel)

Marvel was supposed to officially release the trailer on October 28. Avengers: Age of Ultron is slated for release on May 1, 2015.

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