The internet sort of exploded last night. Earlier in the day, Marvel had announced that the teaser trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ would be premiering during the next episode of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’. Several hours later, they were forced into an early online release in response to it being leaked by unknown sources. Now, I have my suspicions about this being a true “leak”, regardless of what employees from Marvel have been saying. The folks on the bottom don’t always know what the folks on the top are doing and Marvel tends to run the tightest ship I know. So. Intended “leak” to spur furor? More than possible, highly likely. But as long as everyone is talking and blowing up social media about the AoU trailer, I doubt Marvel cares TOO much about the how and why.
There was a lot of debate over whether fans should’ve promoted the link for said leak with the fervor that they did. For some, it “ruined” their excitement or they felt it was disrespectful to Marvel and other fans. I’m not going to argue about how I think a person should feel, but I’ll be the first to say that I passed that link around like it was on fire. And to make myself seem like MORE of a horrible person? I give no fucks about it. That’s just the bottom line. I really don’t. Marvel is the sort of powerhouse whose paper cuts don’t keep me up at night and I’m honest about it. My…need for all things Marvel is likely to ensure that I will swallow whatever is thrown at me and not always care about the ethics. Hail Hydra?
When it comes to the contents of the trailer, it goes without saying that Marvel doesn’t disappoint. They’re also about to bring the pain. All the pain. We should probably just start crying now so that our bodies will be used to the dehydration. Sources do tell me that this is the same teaser from San Diego Comic Con so, take a moment to see for yourself:
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ stars Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, and Cobie Smulders. US release is slated for May 2015 because, in the age of the internet, the powers that be still think it’s a good idea to avoid simultaneous releases of blockbusters.