We’re currently eagerly awaiting the recently-classified first trailer for Ant-Man, which is one of two Marvel Studios movie releases arriving in 2015. Meanwhile, this year’s other new film addition to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, screenwriter/director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, will be getting a second trailer (U.S. trailer, that is) in less than two weeks, as is revealed in the above video.
Ant-Man, the superhero/heist thriller from director Peyton Reed (Bring It On, Yes Man), is on the verge of beginning its proper marketing blitz; we should find out very soon (maybe tomorrow) if the first trailer will debut with the Agent Carter series premiere, as is rumored. UPDATE: Sure enough, today we received confirmation that the Ant-Man trailer will debut with Agent Carter, during the two-hour TV show event on ABC on January 6th, 2015.
The new U.S. trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron will arriving on January 12th this month, during the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship that will air on ESPN, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. Presumably, the preview will drop online soon thereafter, unless Marvel does what Universal did with the Jurassic World trailer back in November and unveils Age of Ultron trailer #2 online before its small screen debut.
The first Age of Ultron trailer focused on introducing the eponymous AI robot-turned megalomaniacal machine (portrayed by James Spader), while also teasing the much-hyped Hulk/Hulkbuster fight, as well as various dramatic moments in Whedon’s Avengers sequel. Thus, it stands to reason that this second trailer will instead better highlight the general story (while maybe providing a first look at Vision in action), but without giving away too many details on the process.
We now know a little more about how Ultron and Vision (J.A.R.V.I.S. voice actor Paul Bettany) enter the equation in Age of Ultron, thanks to some recently-unveiled promo art for the film. What remains a mystery is how these pieces fit together with all the other pieces (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, Bruce Banner’s struggle, etc.) that make up the puzzle that is the Avengers sequel.
… And thankfully, the next trailer shouldn’t reveal too much about all that; just enough to keep everyone pumped, but still somewhat in the dark about everything that will be going down in Whedon’s “Empire Strikes Back of superhero movie sequels” – which is what the film is shaping up to be, in terms of its darker plot developments.
Be sure and check back here on Screen Rant for the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer #2 premiere online!
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The Avengers: Age of Ultron releases in theaters on May 1, 2015, followed by Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America: Civil War on May 6, 2016, Doctor Strange on November 4, 2016, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 5, 2017, Thor: Ragnarok on July 28, 2017, Black Panther on November 3, 2017, Captain Marvel on July 26, 2018, Inhumans on November 2, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 on May 4, 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 on May 3, 2019.