Couldn’t make it to Comic-Con this year to catch Marvel’s official presentation of the first teaser trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron”? Well it’s your lucky day, because the video has leaked online two months after debuting in the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H.
As rabid Marvel fans may have read in the past, the video features an Iron Man helmet transforming into the head of robotic antagonist, Ultron, who will be played by James Spader (“Boston Legal”).
TheWrap noted in the past that the teaser trailer suggests that the film will not draw directly from a recently-completed 10-issue comic book arc titled “Age of Ultron,” where the malevolent artificial intelligence was the creation of Ant Man’s scientific alter ego, Hank Pym.
Instead, it looks like fans should expect Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) to create the baddest bot the world has ever encountered when the “Avengers” sequel lands in theaters on May 1, 2015.
“We’re doing our own version of the origin story of Ultron. In the origin story there was Hanky Pym, so a lot of people assumed he was going to be in the mix — but he’s not,” director Joss Whedon said in July at Comic-Con. “We sort of are crafting our own version of it, where his origin comes from the Avengers we already know about.”
Still reading this? Stop now. Disney may not allow that video (above) to stay online for much longer.