Sorry, ABC – blame Hydra. Last night, the first trailer for next May’s Avengers: Age of Ultron leaked online, just hours after it had been announced that the preview would air during an upcoming episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Always one to roll with the punches, Marvel decided to simply release an official trailer – and poster! – without trying to quiet the collective screams of delight that immediately consumed the interwebs.
And what a trailer… Over in the We Got This Covered bunker, it’s been essentially playing on loop – and yet, the chilling, squeal-inducing sounds of James Spader’s Ultron singing I’ve Got No Strings On Me have lost none of their impact. It’s a stunning, thrilling and supremely intriguing teaser for what is increasingly looking like one of Marvel’s biggest and best films yet.
Although the geeks in all of us simply want to lapse into a satisfied coma after watching that trailer, the enthused journalists in us are going to win out today. So, here are six reasons why the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron is completely packed with awesomeness, and has us eagerly counting down the days until the blockbuster lands on May 1st next year.