Fans have been waiting a long time to see footage from the upcoming Marvel sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
On Tuesday night, Marvel Entertainment told them just when to tune in, announcing that the trailer will premiere during ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
The ABC spinoff has failed to replicate the blockbuster success of the superhero franchise, though it has found a respectable and loyal audience. Toward the back half of its first season, the show started tying in more directly with events from Marvel’s films, like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” The fallout from that film dramatically altered the direction of the show.
Now in its second season, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has found a new energy, as it’s become the torch-bearer of the main storyline of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. S.H.I.E.L.D. is a major government agency, and as it rises and falls the entire Marvel Universe has no choice but to respond.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until May 1, 2015, around the time that this second season of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will be winding down. Will Marvel go for more synergy between its television and film projects by setting the stage for this sure-to-be smash hit on the TV series?
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 22, 2014
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.