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Watch the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

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 …


…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):


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.

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