Damn That Was Fast: Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Already Leaked

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Damn That Was Fast: Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Already Leaked

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If I worked on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I'd be furious right now.

I'm guessing that you know by now that the first trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron leaked online just over an hour ago. You might be wondering where it is? It's everywhere, literally everywhere. As you can see, we haven't embedded the video, and out of respect for Disney and their extremely effective cease and desist lawyer armies, we're not going to. But if you know how to use Google, you can easily find it. No really, you can. The genie is out of the bottle and even the eye of Sauron Walt can't stuff it back in.

UPDATE: Well, Disney knows it can't put the genie back, so they've gone ahead and made the release official. We've edited this post accordingly. Meanwhile, here's the trailer, now without the fear of Disney's legal powers:

Ok, let's talk for a second.

1) Those of you who were, like me, in Hall H last summer during San Diego Comic Con will recognize almost everything in it. The Avengers seemingly defeated, scenes of rampant chaos and destruction on what looks like a global scale, Tony Stark in his Hulkbuster armor(!!!!) facing off against The Hulk, and lots of what amounts to Ultron gloating while Tony Stark laments some serious mistakes. There's only a tiny glimpse of the dinner party scene also shown, just bits from the end when Ultron crashes the party. Basically, it's enough to know that shit is going to get very, very real in the second Avengers outing.

2) They've tweaked James Spader's Ultron voice since I saw these scenes last summer. He's still very robotic, but he has an almost raspy tone of voice. Whatever else Ultron may be, he's going to feel like a fully fleshed out villain with a surprising amount of humanity, one I really think will be up there with Loki, except with a much more coherent reason for him to be the film's antagonist. We'll see.

3) Incidentally, even from the small glimpse this trailer gives, it's obvious that the film could easily set up the kind of universe-shifting stuff at the heart of the crazy ass rumors surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

4) If I were involved in any substantial way with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I'd be screaming bloody murder to every single one of my bosses. Even though it's vastly improved in every measurable way from last season, the show has not experienced a ratings jump comparable to that improvement, and it's likely it might not make it to a third season. But, as was announced last night, this trailer was supposed to debut for the first time sometime during next week's episode. That kind of promotion has the potential to deliver a serious shot in the arm, ratings-wise, since a lot of people who might have written AOS off would tune in just for the trailer. No doubt then the show's writing and production staff had what they believed to be a really strong episode paired with the trailer in hopes of retaining new viewers in the following weeks.

But that's pretty much dashed now. Yeah, some people will still turn in, but while a debut next week meant that everyone would be talking about the trailer (and Agents of SHIELD) come Tuesday, the early leak and now official release means that conversation is happening now. It'll be old news in a week. Yes, they'll still advertise it next week as the official television premier, but that's weak tea after a week. This doesn't doom the show of course, but leaking it was a serious dick move.

Anyway, here's my point: someone just really fucked over MAOS today with this leak. And given how secretive Disney is with stuff like this, there is almost no way this leak didn't come from within the company. Now who, and why? I leave that to people smarter than me to speculate, but there's probably a lot of yelling right now in Burbank.

5) Finally, Marvel, for its part, had the perfect response:

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So, those of you who've seen it, let's talk about it in comments!

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Seems unusually broody and grim for Marvel.

Marvel have officially released it now, by the way.

And with it, I'm certainly hyped for it. That Spader voice especially.

Hail Hyrda.
I definitely think the movie is going to be good...but honestly the trailer kind of put me off. We've seen the Avengers fighting each other, heck them having to learn to get along was a good chunk of the first movie. Really hoping that isn't a major thing again; hopefully it's just a small section of despair where Banner losing control of the hulk. It's like hearing that another Spiderman reboot is coming, we all know the origin story just move on. And with all the Marvel universe rebuilding do we really need them at each other's throats again for a chunk of the movie?

Andy Shandy:
Marvel have officially released it now, by the way.

And with it, I'm certainly hyped for it. That Spader voice especially.

YEP, I saw, and I've already updated the post. Just refresh. And thanks of course.

This will definitely cleanse my palate of the Guardians sweetness. Ohhhh so nice

Advertizing stuff like trailers or production photos from press kits aren't "leaks", it's marketing.

They release that stuff on social media under a fake name and call it a "leak", expecting it to make the rounds on the internet.

REAL leaks would be footage from filming, clips from the final product, or scripts, and Marvel wouldn't be giving a joking "oh shucks, Hydra!". The corporate giant would use its money and government influence to co-opt anti-terrorism laws in order to avoid due-process again as they hunt down the leaker and copies, shut down sites, and grind the offenders into paste with their pack of attack lawyers and Homeland Security lapdogs.

Nurb:
Advertizing stuff like trailers or production photos from press kits aren't "leaks", it's marketing.

They release that stuff on social media under a fake name and call it a "leak", expecting it to make the rounds on the internet.

REAL leaks would be footage from filming, clips from the final product, or scripts, and Marvel wouldn't be giving a joking "oh shucks, Hydra!". The corporate giant would use its money and government influence to co-opt anti-terrorism laws in order to avoid due-process again as they hunt down the leaker and copies, shut down sites, and grind the offenders into paste with their pack of attack lawyers and Homeland Security lapdogs.

Ordinarily I'd agree, but Marvel/Disney spent a lot of money advertising the fact that the trailer would debut with Agents of SHIELD. So it doesn't make sense to undercut the investment like this. Still, either someone was a dick, or the whole company was a dick. Either way, AOS got screeewed.

Nurb:
Advertizing stuff like trailers or production photos from press kits aren't "leaks", it's marketing.

They release that stuff on social media under a fake name and call it a "leak", expecting it to make the rounds on the internet.

REAL leaks would be footage from filming, clips from the final product, or scripts, and Marvel wouldn't be giving a joking "oh shucks, Hydra!". The corporate giant would use its money and government influence to co-opt anti-terrorism laws in order to avoid due-process again as they hunt down the leaker and copies, shut down sites, and grind the offenders into paste with their pack of attack lawyers and Homeland Security lapdogs.

Uhhhh ok. A bit over the top, but ok.

Pretty sure it was an inadvertent leak. As Ross mentioned in the article, it would have been worth a LOT more to them to boost SHIELD's ratings with this trailer. Don't think this was press, though I reserve judgement if a sudden "new" trailer appears next week for the episode.

RossaLincoln:

Nurb:
Advertizing stuff like trailers or production photos from press kits aren't "leaks", it's marketing.

They release that stuff on social media under a fake name and call it a "leak", expecting it to make the rounds on the internet.

REAL leaks would be footage from filming, clips from the final product, or scripts, and Marvel wouldn't be giving a joking "oh shucks, Hydra!". The corporate giant would use its money and government influence to co-opt anti-terrorism laws in order to avoid due-process again as they hunt down the leaker and copies, shut down sites, and grind the offenders into paste with their pack of attack lawyers and Homeland Security lapdogs.

Ordinarily I'd agree, but Marvel/Disney spent a lot of money advertising the fact that the trailer would debut with Agents of SHIELD. So it doesn't make sense to undercut the investment like this. Still, either someone was a dick, or the whole company was a dick. Either way, AOS got screeewed.

Yea, but they also know a lot of people won't force themselves to watch a TV program they don't normally like just for a movie trailer, so I still say it's strategic marketing.

You don't even have to watch the show really, because even if it played when it they meant it to, it would immediately show up on the internet anyway.

Eh? Second verse, same as the first really. Who wants to bet it starts out okay, then things get progressively worse, an Avenger(most likely Black Widow) says something about having underestimated Ultron, Captain America gives a speech, they all fight as a team again, one or more of the Avengers is thought dead, Ultron is defeated in either a comically simple way or an overly dramatic explosion/emp blast, and in the end all the Avengers go their separate ways again.

Credits.

Well, Ultron looks bad ass.

As for the rest of it? Meh, looks a lot like the same. Maybe broodier than usual for Marvel. We'll see how they handle that, though. Maybe it won't be so bad.

Don't think they'll be able to top Fox's Quicksilver, though. He was just awesome.

That Hulkbuster armour made me extremely happy for two reasons:
1) Tony doing what he did at the end of IM3 was totally stupid and unnecessary, and it's nice to see Marvel running full-tilt away from that.
2) It means that steps are being taken in the MCU to defend the world from the Hulk, which means a Planet Hulk movie must be only a few years out. (No it doesn't, but a man can dream)

I forgot how creepy Spader is when he's let loose. Ultron, still a favorite among the Avengers enemies and they seem to do it justice. Plus moar Hulkbuster. Please.
Disney, Marvel... sucking money out of my pocket at every turn...

Silentpony:
Eh? Second verse, same as the first really. Who wants to bet it starts out okay, then things get progressively worse, an Avenger(most likely Black Widow) says something about having underestimated Ultron, Captain America gives a speech, they all fight as a team again, one or more of the Avengers is thought dead, Ultron is defeated in either a comically simple way or an overly dramatic explosion/emp blast, and in the end all the Avengers go their separate ways again.

Credits.

I bet you're super fun at parties.

OT: I'm fucking pumped. James Spader is perfect for Ultron.

Leaked, not leaked, don't care.
The animation on Ultron at the end of the trailer is frakking amazing!

Silentpony:
Eh? Second verse, same as the first really. Who wants to bet it starts out okay, then things get progressively worse, an Avenger(most likely Black Widow) says something about having underestimated Ultron, Captain America gives a speech, they all fight as a team again, one or more of the Avengers is thought dead, Ultron is defeated in either a comically simple way or an overly dramatic explosion/emp blast, and in the end all the Avengers go their separate ways again.

Credits.

Either you're the most underwhelmed/hard to impress Marvel fan ever or you're secretly flying DC's flag and hoping they'll get their act together and beat Marvel. Either way you're kinda killing the good vibes/hype.

My body was shivering at the end of the trailer. This is gonna be good (I hope). However the trailer does leave me with a question, why is Andy Serkis live acting at the 1:33 mark in the trailer, and who is he playing?

Yeah, this seems appropriate...

Nice twitter reply from Marvel, even though the person(s) behind the leak is gonna have Disney's lawyers riding their ass like a deranged jockey mounting a donkey.

As for the trailer... Dear lord, this is definitely shaping up to be The Empire Strikes Back of this franchise. Spader's take on Ultron is fucking creepy as hell. His early forms are unnerving and his final version is seriously wicked. Not gonna say this may be the end of the Avengers, but merely this incarnation after the smoke clears from Age of Ultron (Do I hear Cap's kooky Quartet plus new members from upcoming films?). May 2015 cannot come sooner for me.

Also, someone might wanna call Moviebob and tell him to ready a few Big Picture episodes. Mainly one that dissects the new trailer and another to explain who or what Ultron is to those who don't have The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe memorized. ^^;

Dammit Hydra indeed. That looked awesome!
So looking forward to Quicksilver in this one.

Yeah, I'm so ready for this. Hopefully by the time it is released, I'll have every movie in the Marvel Cinematic universe and can prepare by binge watching all of the movies.

That tweet was brilliant.

I'd wager that the leak was an IT issue with the trailer being uploaded somewhere in advance without being properly secured.

Still, it looks good. I've been expecting big things, so the trailer doesn't wow me, but I'm still expecting big things.

Hopefully, AoS will get enough support to continue. It been strong so far, but so much is dependent upon understanding where the characters are coming from. Without the appreciation of last season, new viewers may not find much of a hook in the show. Maybe they need to bring the series to a popular streaming service so more people can join (or maybe start) the bandwagon.

Man home run after home run, and than this, I'm certainly pumped. Hulk buster V Hulk is definitely one of my favorite match ups.

AgDr_ODST:

Silentpony:
Eh? Second verse, same as the first really. Who wants to bet it starts out okay, then things get progressively worse, an Avenger(most likely Black Widow) says something about having underestimated Ultron, Captain America gives a speech, they all fight as a team again, one or more of the Avengers is thought dead, Ultron is defeated in either a comically simple way or an overly dramatic explosion/emp blast, and in the end all the Avengers go their separate ways again.

Credits.

Either you're the most underwhelmed/hard to impress Marvel fan ever or you're secretly flying DC's flag and hoping they'll get their act together and beat Marvel. Either way you're kinda killing the good vibes/hype.

You forgot the third option: A guy whose seen a blockbuster movie in the last 10 years. What, you think Marvel is going to kill off one of their multimillion dollar characters?! Yeah, sure, that'll happen. They'll kill off Thor and then not make Thor 3. Lets all pretend this'll happen, otherwise SPOILERS: I predict the bad guy loses in the end.

Silentpony:

AgDr_ODST:

Silentpony:
Eh? Second verse, same as the first really. Who wants to bet it starts out okay, then things get progressively worse, an Avenger(most likely Black Widow) says something about having underestimated Ultron, Captain America gives a speech, they all fight as a team again, one or more of the Avengers is thought dead, Ultron is defeated in either a comically simple way or an overly dramatic explosion/emp blast, and in the end all the Avengers go their separate ways again.

Credits.

Either you're the most underwhelmed/hard to impress Marvel fan ever or you're secretly flying DC's flag and hoping they'll get their act together and beat Marvel. Either way you're kinda killing the good vibes/hype.

You forgot the third option: A guy whose seen a blockbuster movie in the last 10 years. What, you think Marvel is going to kill off one of their multimillion dollar characters?! Yeah, sure, that'll happen. They'll kill off Thor and then not make Thor 3. Lets all pretend this'll happen, otherwise SPOILERS: I predict the bad guy loses in the end.

Just because you knew they weren't going to kill off Han, Luke, or Leia in "Empire Strikes Back" didn't make the movie any less tense, and didn't mean they couldn't leave the audience with a shocking, "sad" ending.

Wait, is it seriously possible that AOS might not get a third season? That would suck...

Silentpony:

You forgot the third option: A guy whose seen a blockbuster movie in the last 10 years. What, you think Marvel is going to kill off one of their multimillion dollar characters?! Yeah, sure, that'll happen. They'll kill off Thor and then not make Thor 3. Lets all pretend this'll happen, otherwise SPOILERS: I predict the bad guy loses in the end.

ACTUAL POSSIBLE SPOILERS:

Don't ever doubt Marvel when it comes to fatalities. They're willing to do just that... because they've done it NUMEROUS TIMES IN THE PAST. And you know, variety's sake. Especially with Ultron as the antagonist, there's no way in hell the movie will end on a happy note.

OT:
Clever tweet Marvel, clever tweet.

As for the trailer, it looks great. Most of what I can gather is that whatever is going down is serious, it's all Tony's fault, Ant-Man is probably out there in a hammock thinking "in this movie universe... it aint my problem!", HULK BUSTER, no sign of Vision unfortunately, and that Ultron is looking to be the best Marvel villain.

Yes, from a trailer alone i'm willing to go off such a bold statement that Ultron will MAKE this movie. His dialogue... his look... his voice...
Can I say F***ING NAILED IT?!

Now THAT is a hulkbuster, that thing looks amazing!

Johnny Novgorod:
Seems unusually broody and grim for Marvel.

IT also looks kinda "meh."

I mean, I'm in it anyway. I was locked in the minute they did Avengers and I'll see where this goes, but...

Eh?

AgDr_ODST:
Either you're the most underwhelmed/hard to impress Marvel fan ever or you're secretly flying DC's flag and hoping they'll get their act together and beat Marvel. Either way you're kinda killing the good vibes/hype.

Or maybe just honest.

I mean, when I saw the title of this thread, I was basically saying "omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg" until the trailer video actually loaded.

And I was underhwelmed.

I mean, it had some cool stuff, but...I'm sticking with "eh" here.

Pity the poor soul who leaked this, because Disney will find them. And it's going to hurt. Very badly. Losing his or her job will probably be the least of it.

Okay, yes, the trailer looks good. I hope we're not going to see a civilian murdering spree in the movie (Avengers managed to do fine without that), but I have to admit that my favorite part of this whole article is Marvel's tweet. That made me bust up laughing.

I kept expecting Red Reddington to show up.

Also thought the 2 second snippet of hawkeye walking through the forest looked really awkward and out of place haha

Can't wait for this movie though. Looks awesome.

Silentpony:
Eh? Second verse, same as the first really. Who wants to bet it starts out okay, then things get progressively worse, an Avenger(most likely Black Widow) says something about having underestimated Ultron, Captain America gives a speech, they all fight as a team again, one or more of the Avengers is thought dead, Ultron is defeated in either a comically simple way or an overly dramatic explosion/emp blast, and in the end all the Avengers go their separate ways again.

Credits.

This trailer struck me as extremely underwhelming.

I was both surprised and disappointed with Marvel's first Avenger movie and they've more or less killed any hope I had of this movie being any better.

The Avengers have a ton of great stories to choose from. It's a shame to see them continuously underachieve like this. This movie, like the first, will basically be "Go for the safest option possible!", just like any trash summer blockbuster.

Wait? That was the teaser trailer? Will the full trailer will be 5 minutes long??? I suppose the only thing that hasn't be reveal yet is The Vision. Also I kind of disspointed with Ultron voice, I was expecting it to be more robotic and less emotion to it and yet still make it emotion to it.

James Spader as the voice of Ultron is even better than I imagined. He's going to make the last Avengers movie seem like a child's bedtime story in comparison.

That was crazy. In the best way possible. I am so hyped right now. May seems so far away.

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