Marvel and Disney unleashed the first official look at the next Avengers movie on Wednesday night, not long after a leaked version made its way online, and now May can’t come fast enough.
The two-minute clip features everything Marvel fans could’ve asked for, between James Spader’s chilling narration as Ultron, the introduction of Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver, and the glimpse of Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor.
Not to mention the well-played use of “I’ve Got No Strings” from Disney’s “Pinocchio,” which serves as an eerie soundtrack for the destruction that unravels in the clip.
The teaser trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” wasn’t supposed to make its debut until Tuesday’s episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” but that plan was scrapped shortly after Wednesday’s leak.
Marvel went ahead and released both the official teaser trailer and a teaser poster to boot after giving a good-natured response to the rogue teaser.
Within 24 hours, the trailer for the May 1, 2015 film tallied 34.3 million global views, according to parent company Disney, shattering the studio’s records for trailer views.
About 26.2 million of those clicks came from Marvel’s YouTube account, which would have been enough to leave the studio’s previous superhero trailers in the dust.
To watch the trailer, click on the link below:
(Reference: CNN, Entertainment Weekly)