For those of you that missed the announcement during last night’s episode, the first teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron will debut on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Yeah, about half the country is figuring out what channel ABC in HD is on for next week. The second Avengers is among the most hotly anticipated movies of next year, and Disney is making use of all its properties to promote it.
If you made it through last season, you would have picked up that they tied in well with the Captain America: Winter Soldier. Before you get too crazy and think the season finale for SHIELD is in May 2015, so that must mean something, just hold on. Most fall shows have season finales in May. Put down the tinfoil hats on that. There may be a tie-in, but the date is coincidental.
Next week’s episode is titled ‘A Fractured House’ and will feature the Avengers teaser trailer. Yeah, there will be a lot of pausing and rewinding on that one.
The film is set to bow in May 2015, and probably will be the highest grossing film of the year. At least until Star Wars hits. Disney, you’re like the gift that keeps on giving.
Behind the camera for Avengers, for perhaps the last time, is Joss Whedon. The cast is made up of people you’ve come accustomed to seeing. Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Stellan Skarsgard, Hayley Atwell, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson all will be playing their previous roles.
New additions to the cast includes James Spader, who plays Ultron. Man, every time I hear James Spader, I want some more Stargate. Daniel Jackson people. Other casting news include Paul Bettany as Vision, and the duo of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olson playing Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch respectively.
With the release of the first trailer, expect the promotions to come fast and furious. The film seems destined to eclipse the billion mark in box office ticket sales, and Disney wants to ensure its personal money printing press franchise.
We will have the trailer up as soon as it releases next week. Like you, I’ve already set my DVR.