OK, we still got the teaser trailer to Avengers: Age of Ultron during tonight’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as promised. But as we know, and thanks to HYDRA, the first look footage was leaked last week and forced Marvel to officially release it before its original planned debut. For what it’s worth, despite the early leak, the sanctioned HD trailer still managed to turn lemons into lemonade and break online records with 34.3 million global views in 24 hours.
To add to Marvel’s massive movie announcements this morning, they still had something to show tonight to lead into the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. In the quick scene (albeit previously screened in Hall H at San Diego Comic Con) that reads 100% Joss Whedon, we join the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes after a party in Avengers Tower as they take turns trying to lift Mjölnir, Thor’s hammer that is, off a coffee table. Wackiness ensues until party buzzkill Ultron shows up, sounding all sorts of awesome with James Spader’s haunting voice.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for May 1st in 3D. Directed and written by Joss Whedon, the film’s all-star cast includes Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Scarlett Johannson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), James Spader (Ultron), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Paul Bettany (Vision), Don Cheadle (Rhodey) and Andy Serkis.