It’s a truncated version of the sizzle reel from San Diego Comic Con 2014. And it’s still awesome.
Let’s cut to the chase: In case you missed tonight’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel has kindly released the new Avengers: Age Of Ultron footage premiered in the last five minutes (to make up for last week’s untimely leak of the new trailer). And here it is, for your convenience!
This is actually a shortened version of the footage shown off last summer at San Diego Comic Con. It features the oft-discussed dinner party scene, as well as a sizzle reel that gives plenty of tiny details – some of which you’ve already seen in last week’s trailer – but few big picture hints. And that’s how I like it. The (very reliable) rumor mill has pretty much spoiled the whole movie at this point, but I’m pleased the way the initial marketing for Avengers 2 manages not to give away too much about what, exactly, will happen. Aside from holy crap it looks kind of great, of course.
The footage shown at Comic Con was about 4 minutes (give or take) longer, in case you’re curious. The dinner party scene is way heavier on the establishment of the Avengers’ relationship to one another, particularly in the way the snippy infighting of the first film has given way to an easygoing friendly rivalry, though with a hint of tensions below the surface. The sizzle reel, also, showed off more stuff as well. For those who want to remain largely unspoiled, I’ll refrain from going into details here, but for the rest, you can read our breakdown of the SDCC 2014 footage here.
Meanwhile, soooo, what do we think?