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'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' teaser is here

Marvel responds quickly to leaked teaser trailer, by releasing said teaser trailer ahead of schedule

By Andrea Tim | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Video: Marvel Entertainment

Marvel's The Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron had its teaser trailer scheduled for release next week, but someone leaked it onto the Internet. Did Marvel set up lawsuits or throw hissy fits at this?

No, no they did not.

(If you don't get the reference, you should catch up with the times and watch Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Provided we're sticking to just the Marvel Cinematic Universe, of course.)

And right after that, Marvel released the official teaser trailer, in HD no less, as a quick solution for views. Not that we didn't already watch the thing several times before writing this. How could we not?

It's the first time the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader) is seen onscreen, and is as bad-ass as depicted in the comics, even though he's a bit tattered here and there. Come on, which is scarier? A brand new puppet or a tattered old one with crazy eyes? And a freaky rendition of Pinocchio's I've Got No Strings song to back him up? Note that for the film, Ultron is Tony Stark's creation-gone-awry, rather than Hank Pym's, as per the original comic storyline.

All the supers from the first instalment return to reprise their roles, and new to the club are mutant twins (but they're calling them 'miracles' in the film) Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Also, Paul Bettany, who voiced Jarvis in previous films, will take up the android, Vision's mantle.

You'll definitely need to watch the teaser a few times over to really let things sink in, like spotting Andy Serkis (although we don't know what he's playing), the Hulkbuster, and Captain America's broken shield. These shivers down our spines may last way past 30 April 2015, when we finally get to watch the film.

Related: The best Malaysian films of 2014
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