Robert Downey Jr. Pulls A Bait-And-Switch On ‘Avengers’ Fans

Robert Downey Jr. teased a forthcoming surprise on his Twitter site yesterday morning.

“Seeing how Tues is the most productive week day I’ll not lower efficiency. TMW tho, I’ll throw a surprise your way.”

Many had speculated that the “surprise” Robert Downey Jr. had referenced was indeed the trailer for next year’s release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to The Avengers, one of the biggest films of all time. That assumption was made by the Black Sabbath Iron Man tee-shirt Downey is seen wearing beneath his blazer.

However, as Avengers fans feverishly watched the internet today in hopes of seeing the much-anticipated trailer, they were met with disappointment via Robert Downey Jr.’s Twitter feed:

Alas, Iron Man duped us.

Robert Downey Jr.’s big surprise turned out to be the second trailer for his film, The Judge. Great as the film looks, it’s a good bet that more than one Avengers fan was disappointed.

However, all is not lost. Marvel Studios released the official synopsis for The Avengers: Age of Ultron yesterday on their official site.

“Marvel Studios presents The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic followup 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.”

The Avengers

Ultron, voiced by James Spader, is the film’s mechanical villain. In the midst of their adventures, the Avengers also encounter Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, Quicksilver, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Paul Bettany as Vision.

The official synopsis also goes on to mention the other leads (with one notable omission), including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as The Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Agent Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill.

Who’s not listed? Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson.

The Avengers director, Joss Whedon, assumed directorial duties again for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Whedon also took up writing duties for the sequel. Produced by Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

Keep watching the internet for the official release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Just don’t expect to be tipped off about it by Robert Downey Jr.

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