You lucky people who went to Comic-Con in San Diego got to see this teaser trailer for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The rest of us have been looking forward to it ever since.
Then it was posted online this week … then it disappeared. Then it was back … then it disappeared.
So I guess we’ll see if this posting of it sticks.
The trailer is short and, as described, shows Tony Stark’s Iron Man helmet being hammered, forged into the macabre, grinning image of Ultron.
In the comics, of course, Ultron was a creation of Hank Pym, also known as Ant-Man. It makes sense that the movie version would grow, somehow, out of Stark.
If that’s what really happens, of course.
We’ll know more soon about the movie version of a favorite comic book villain, including how James Spader is to play the android. Motion capture? Voice over? Something else?
As for hints of the plot, there’s not much. Other than the sites and sounds of hammering Tony’s helmet into Ultron’s visage, there are a few lines of dialogue from previous previous Marvel movies. Most seem to be from “The Avengers.”
“I don’t play well with others,” Tony says. “Here with a mission, sir?” Cap asks. “We’re not a team. We’re a time bomb,” Bruce Banner says.
And we’ll know all in 2015, when the movie hits the big screen.