According to Marvel, a trailer for the upcoming movie “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” will air during the newest “S.H.I.E.L.D.” installment on Oct. 28.
The news comes as “S.H.I.E.L.D.” has been struggling in the ratings. According to the website Collider, the episode which aired on Oct. 14 was the lowest-rated in the series’ history.
“Ultron” is the sequel to the 2012 movie “The Avengers,” which featured the first team-up of Marvel superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Captain America (Chris Evans). It was mostly well-received critically, currently holding a score of 69 on the review aggregator website Metacritic, and became the highest-grossing movie of the year, according to the website Box Office Mojo.
“Ultron” stars James Spader as the titular villain. During a Comic-Con panel this summer, Spader said he found the character to be “surprising and challenging and exciting.” The movie also co-stars Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, both of “Godzilla,” as siblings Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, respectively. “Avengers” director Joss Whedon told Entertainment Weekly, “They’re on Team Ultron.”
Meanwhile, Taylor-Johnson spoke with EW about the twins’ relationship. “They’re very yin-and-yang in that twin sense,” he said. “In his power, he’s physical and she’s psychological. My character is very much on the frontline, but he can be quite emotional. You see this beautiful tenderness between them.”
Olsen said of her character’s powers, “The reason she’s so special is because she has such a vast amount of knowledge that she’s unable to learn how to control it. No one taught her how to control it properly. So it gets the best of her. It’s not that she’s mentally insane, it’s just that she’s just overly stimulated. And she can connect to this world and parallel worlds at the same time, and parallel times.”
“Ultron” is set to be released on May 1.