The Next 'Age of Ultron' Trailer is Almost Here!

Devotees of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I have some potentially disturbing news. We're going to have to start watching football. That is, if we want to see the second Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer on ESPN, which will debut January 12 during the college national championship. This was announced via a separate teaser video from Marvel Studios. Yes, we now live in an age where there are trailers for trailers. What a time to be alive, eh? Why the sports network? Hawkeye doesn't compete in archery contests, that we know about. Tony Stark probably plays poker, but the rest of the Avengers aren't exactly athletes. Like ABC and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ESPN is owned by Disney. Everything is connected. Who knows, maybe the trailer will leak again — though quite frankly I could do with a little less Hollywood hacking in 2015.

What could possibly be in this trailer? Hints on which Avenger will be kicking the bucket? Confirmation that Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver are Inhuman in the MCU? Will we see Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston, who are rumored to appear? I don't want the movie completely spoiled, but there are a few things I wouldn't mind learning a bit more about. We still don't know much about Dr. Cho, the character Marco Polo 's Claudia Kim is playing. Joss Whedon promised us four "prominent" female roles in Age of Ultron, and we've yet to hear from the fourth and only Woman of Color. That needs to happen! Nor would I mind a more high-res version of Captain America ripping logs with his bare hands for... reasons. I would also be interested in more story moments and less smashing (sorry, Hulk). I know summer movie trailers feel the need to be heavy on explosions, but we should be moving past that now.

Ideally, the trailer will be set to a slowed down, creepy cover of Beauty and the Beast's "Gaston" and Loki drawling "I use antlers in all of my decorating." We can add the track to a playlist with "I Have No Strings" from the last Age of Ultron trailer and Lana Del Ray's "Once Upon A Dream" from the Maleficent trailer. What can I say? Disney's Marvel Studios knows what they are about.

Watch the announcement here. Will you be tuning in?