Wait, wait, wait. There’s a little story behind this. Let me get to that first.
So on Wednesday, Marvel announced that there would be a special treat next week at the end of the Oct 28th episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. They would air on ABC the first teaser trailer for next May’s Phase Two cap-off Avengers: Age of Ultron. And the internet did a collective Dance of Joy!
But not so fast Marvel execs! Some industrious and rather sneaky fan managed to post a grainy, bootleg copy of the trailer online first for all the world to see. Well, what was Marvel to do? They admitted defeat and released a better, shinier version of their trailer, no waiting (plus the first teaser poster was released too). And that led to not only more dancing but fan screams of joy heard ’round the world!
Let’s do this!
WOW! WOWY WOW WOW WOW!
So what have we learned? First of all, there’s a much darker tone here. Hammers are dropped, shields are broken, friends and allies are at each others throats (literally on at least one occasion, when Thor lifts Tony Stark off his feet by his neck), and a super-creepy AI bent on world-domination. What has become of our favorite team?
Seriously, how creepy is Ultron? Perhaps it’s James Spader’s voice doing it (and that would certainly do it), but listening to Ultron recite lines from “I’ve Got No Strings” from Pinocchio (they can do that in Marvel movies, since Disney owns both properties) and hardly sounding at all like a robot while a spooky version of the song plays in the background just gave me chills (honestly, Pinocchio scared the heck out of me when I was a kid, so there’s some post-trauma going on here). And with newbies the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver at least starting off on the dark side, we’re in for a harrowing time.
But we seem to be in for a globe-spanning adventure here aw well, with all of our favorite guys. Plus, the Hulkbuster armor finally makes an appearance, as does Nick Fury. And more Hawkeye, who we haven’t seen since the last Avengers movie. Yay!
The only disappointment is that it looks like Loki will definitely not make an appearance. *sigh*
The God of Mischief is not amused!
Can we at least get Coulson in there somewhere?
Seven more months to wait. If there’s one thing we learn as fanboys and fangirls, geeklings, it’s how to wait.
Here’s to a great follow-up!
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