After teasing social media with “a surprise” on Tuesday while wearing what looked like the Black Sabbath t-shirt from Avengers, Robert Downey Jr. shocked fans after hours of agonizing anticipation by NOT showing the first teaser trailer from Avengers: Age of Ultron yesterday.
No, instead he took the opportunity to show a movie that has no superheroes in it whatsoever. The only redeeming quality is that he’s actually in it, along with Robert Duvall. You may have heard of it, it’s called The Judge, and it will be the only new RDJ movie to tide us over until Avengers: Age of Ultron. Another Avenger’s cast member, Mark Ruffalo, also had a mysterious tweet a few weeks ago, saying he “made a video about a video” that he couldn’t talk about which helped the speculation that a teaser trailer would be released today, but with no other person associated with Age of Ultron chiming in on the cryptic messages, it appears that our hopes and dreams are dashed for now and all we have to show for it is a second HD trailer for The Judge.
What we do know about Age of Ultron is that Avenger’s director, Joss Whedon, tweeted in early August that filming had wrapped, and just a few days ago Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios gave Stitch Kingdom the first official synopsis of the storyline:
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
A grueling eight months of more waiting and weeping and stalking social media for new snippets of the highly anticipated sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to be released in theaters, May 1, 2015.