Marvel Entertainment released its first Avengers: Age of UltronÂ trailer almost a week ahead as was initially planned, hours after a bootleg version leaked onto the Internet, sending social media aflutter.
Marvel Entertainment is finally ready with the first trailer for the newÂ highly expected sequel to the famous franchise “Avengers”.
“In a baller move presumably out of Tony Stark’s playbook, Disney and Marvel decided to combat the breach by releasing the official teaser in full, one week before it was scheduled to debut. (The studios had planned on premiering the initial “Age of Ultron” trailer on Oct. 28 during an episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”),” The Huffington Post reports.
“Not that this wouldn’t have been worth the longer wait: The trailer introduces the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader), offers glimpses of new superheroes, Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), and even provides a first look at Andy Serkis’ mystery character.”
The Avengers are present as well, but the big takeaway is Ultron’s killer closing line: “There are no strings on me.” Yes, we’ll see you at the movies on May 1, 2015.
The first part of the popular movie saw the world back in 2012Â grossingÂ $178.4 million at the international box office over the first weekend, despite not having opened in three of the biggest markets yet: the US, China and Russia.
âThe Avengers,â costarring Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo, (The Hulk), Tom Huddleston (villain Loki) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), score especially well in key English-speaking markets â the U.K. ($24.7 million at some 530 situations) and Australia ($19.7 million at some 260 sites, the second biggest market opening ever).
Later, the Joss Whedon-directed movie, riding stellar reviews and a tsunami of Twitter love, piled up $200.3 million at theaters in the U.S. and Canada.
“There arenât even words, to be honest. Iâm running low on double takes. Every time we looked at a number, it just got bigger than what we could have hoped for in the best-case assumption,â said Dave Hollis, Disneyâs head of distribution at the time. âWith this film, this weekend, anything is possible.â
Avengers Assemble crushed competitors for a second weekend in the US and Canada, making $103.2 million (ÂŁ64 million) and is poised to break $1 billion worldwide.
“Weâre obviously thrilled with the global success of âThe Avengers,’â Robert A. Iger, Disneyâs chairman and chief executive, said in a statement. âItâs a fantastic movie and an extraordinary franchise that will continue with more great stories and compelling characters for years to come.â
After the highest domestic box office debut in history thatÂ weekend, âTheÂ AvengersâÂ set another record by easily topping the $75.6-million âAvatarâÂ pulled in during its second weekend in 2009, makingÂ AvengersÂ the first movie to exceed $100-million in its second weekend.
âYou never think that it can happen this quickly,â said Dave Hollis, head of distribution for Disney.Â âYou hope you can get to this day, and the fact that it is happening this early is a testament to a lot of work that went in on the Marvel side over the last six years to get us to a place where people wanted to see the Avengers assemble,â he said.