Initially, I wasn’t going to write about this because it was a leak, and while I won’t get into the legal or ethical explanations, I would have just felt like a dick doing it, so I didn’t. But now it’s official, so what the hell. Marvel was going to unveil your first look at Avengers: Age of Ultron next week during their regularly scheduled episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but since it got out, they decided to release it in an official capacity. So here it is.
I won’t say much about it, you can watch it for yourself below, but I have a few thoughts. First, Ultron looks rad, and second, James Spader, who voices the titular robot, was worth every damn cent. The menace in his voice is perfect. We’re hearing that this is almost exactly what they showed at San Diego Comic-Con back in July, if that means anything to you.
Also, Marvel blamed Hydra for the leak. You could freak out and get the legal team sending out cease and desist orders, or you can send out this tweet…
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014
…which is the absolute best response.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens everywhere on May 1, 2015. Enjoy.