One would think that Marvel was on a mission to take over not just the 2014 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) but also, the world. Reveal after reveal, the cinematic universe has proved just one thing – that they have no intentions whatsoever of not being cool. This saying is evident from the series of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” concept art posters that they’ve just released.
If you didn’t see ’em, here:
It was later revealed that the concept art posters will combine to make one, big, gigantic “Avengers: Age of Ultron” poster.
And just when you think the surprises would stop there, it doesn’t.
The #SDCC2014 Marvel movie panel aka one of the most highly-anticipated events following Marvel’s earlier movie lineup announcement, saw special guest appearances by the movie cast.
Robert Downey, Jr. playfully strutted into the hall to the sounds of Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” before throwing flowers into the audience. The rest of the cast followed, and although the crowd went absolutely crazy, Iron Man was a difficult act to follow.
Here they are, save for Scarlett Johansson aka #ScarJo, who is currently busy being pregnant:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 27, 2014
On top of that, the panel attendees were also treated to a sneak peek at the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer!
While we don’t have access to the actual video (yet), but we hear that it had the crowd at the hall jumping on their feet and cheering along with the panelists after it was shown. This site has given a pretty good description of it:
The three to four minute preview kicks off with all the Avengers together. They’re having a party. Everyone is drinking. Iron Man is trying to lift Thor’s hammer and he can’t. He grabs Iron Man’s hand and still can’t pull it up. Thor is enjoying watching all the Avengers try. Hulk can’t do it either…but he’s not angry. Captain America is almost able to pull it up and it scares Thor. Thor says they’re all not worthy of holding his hammer, but then the party gets disrupted by the film’s villain: Ultron. We transition to a montage of war clips. “This is the end. The end of the path”, Iron Man says. Iron Man is wearing the Hulkbuster armor in one scene. There is lots of battle footage in snow-covered areas. “There are no strings on me”, Ultron says at the end. Then we see Iron Man looking at Captain America, Thor, and a ton of other people dead on the ground.
It all sounds very epic and we can’t wait to watch the trailer!
Watch the Marvel “Avenges: Age of Ultron” SDCC 2014 panel here:
Keep your fingers (and toes) crossed and maybe Marvel will make the trailer available to everyone very soon.
The cast of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” also spent a good chunk of their time meeting fans and signing autographs at SDCC 2014. If you’ve got time (the video below is more than an hour long), feast your eyes on these extremely good looking people. We’re not even being biased:
UPDATE (23rd Oct):
Oh gosh! The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here – Marvel has made the teaser trailer for the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” available to us! We had to watch this 2-minute long video over and over again because we simply can’t get enough of it! From the looks of it, it’s going to exceed expectations when the movie hits the silver screens worldwide.
UPDATE (29th Oct):
What’s that? You’d rather watch the full trailer? The one that was screened during the 2014 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) panel? You wish is our, or rather Marvel’s, command. Enjoy:
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is scheduled for a May 2015 release. It will be released in Malaysia on 23rd April 2015.