Hulkbustin' Makes Me Feel Good

On Wednesday, Marvel announced that, as a transparent attempt to bolster Agents of SHIELD's increasingly sinking ratings, they would premiere the first teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron during next Tuesday's episode. The internet, being what it is, ruined their plans by leaking that trailer mere hours later. Marvel, in turn, had little choice but to release the trailer officially online, thus undercutting their last-ditch effort to make something positive happen on Tuesday nights. The good news in all of this is that we now have some footage from Ultron to look at.

In structure, it reminds me a lot of the first Avengers trailer we got. A lot of buzz-positive images, a lot of the team in various states of crisis, and some shots that are obviously still waiting to have their CGI inserted. Low on story, high on destruction and action. Giving us a brief look at the hulk and an Iron Hulkbuster going at it is equivalent to Tony "bringing the party to us" back in 2011. that all said, there is a lot to get properly worked up about. The effects that are ready look great (as we've come to expect form Marvel), and James Spader's narration makes me really excited about his performance as Ultron. the smartest thing you can do as a director is cast Spader in a role that requires him to speak a lot, and it certainly looks like he'll be doing that.

We've got more than half a year to wait until the film arrives, giving Marvel plenty of opportunities to excite us with a slow leak of additional footage. So don't go deriding tone or substance just yet: we know nothing except what this footage shows us, and that isn't much.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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