This is not a drill. The first official plot synopsis for Avengers: Age of Ultron has officially hit the internet, courtesy of Disney, Marvel, and my inbox. Check it out:
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.
Hold on, I --
We're traveling! Okay, that's not big, but I'm excited anyway. While the terminology was certainly not intergalactic (sorry, [Guardians of the Galaxy](movie:424073)!) it clearly stated global, which means our heroes might end up chasing Ultron clear across the world - and that would make sense, since several shots involving Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye were filmed in Italy not long ago.
We're also given a little more insight on Ultron's origins, and Tony's original intentions when it came to the creation of the villain's Big Bad. The word jumpstart also makes me think that there might be reason Tony is trying to rush the production of Ultron, more than likely thanks to his incredible concern with his own mortality and the growing need to slip out of the suit and into a more concrete life with Pepper.
While the plot itself has been known to some for a while (hi, leaks) the most reassuring thing about this synopsis is the timeliness of it's release.
See, New York Comic-Con is just a few weeks away, and Marvel is going to have an extremely heavy presence there. Marvel's previous pattern of releases for trailers shows that most May films see October sneak peeks or trailers. In fact, the first installment of The Avengers franchise saw it's trailer release on October 11, though the film's release date hit in April. We were all anticipating a trailer at SDCC this year, but will it be the convention's east coast sister that we see the trailer reveal at?
What do you think of the plot synopsis - and do you think the trailer will hit next month?