What If Marvel's 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' Was Released in 1995?

April 7, 2015

The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 1995

There was a time when bringing something like Marvel's cinematic universe to the big screen was an insane and seemingly impossible idea. But that doesn't mean there weren't several attempts to bring The Avengers to the big screen for decades before it actually happened. Well, Vulture decided to commission editor Sleepy Skunk (who delivers year-end cinematic retrospectives that we feature) to create a trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron if it was getting released in 1995, and the result is just awesome. Complete with cheesy voiceover, the old Disney logo and video tape tracking issues, it's a fun little video. Watch it!

Here's the trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron from 1995 (via Vulture):

The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 1995

You can still watch the latest real trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron right here.

he Avengers: Age of Ultron is written & directed by Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Serenity). Earth's mightiest heroes must once again assemble when a super intelligent robot created by Tony Stark created to help fight any threats that might harm the world actually turns against him and the human race. Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson all return in the sequel to Marvel's The Avengers with new names like Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen joining the team. Disney & Marvel release the film this summer on May 1st. You ready?

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Reader Feedback - 20 Comments


And Don LaFontain's voiceover...something in my eye...

Nick Perkins on Apr 7, 2015


Haha, nice.

ProjectionistHP on Apr 7, 2015


And I suddenly remember how bad trailers used to be.

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 7, 2015


People in 2035 will be saying that about 2015. "What's with all the BWOMMM's?!?"

Benjamin Hunter on Apr 7, 2015


Yeah that's likely me after 20 years :3

Tuomas Lassila on Apr 7, 2015


could use a bitch'n Metallica soundtrack for the trailer, you know sort of like this:

Dan Hibiki on Apr 7, 2015


The special FX are too good

TheOct8pus on Apr 7, 2015


That "Bow to Me" was from Mortal Kombat...The first movie...Shao

zeldaprimed on Apr 7, 2015


i thought of doctor claw until you mentioned Shao Kahn

OmegaD on Apr 7, 2015


Drop the Oldsmobile.

Xerxexx on Apr 7, 2015


Is it too nerdy that I recognize the "floppy-disk-ejected-from-the-PowerMac" to be from The Net starring Sandra Bullock?

Ben Gott on Apr 7, 2015


I'd actually go and see this movie

SallySpider on Apr 7, 2015



Ry on Apr 7, 2015


The people involved spent some time on this, but they have absolutely NO IDEA of how to process footage to look like bad quality old stuff. Ugh. THIS is how you do it:

HyperJ on Apr 7, 2015


I'm fairly certain the difference is in the camera used. It's much easier to use an old video-camera than convert modern high-quality digital footage. That said, they didn't do it as well as here:

Snev De la Fontaine on Apr 8, 2015


Needs more Don LaFontaine. // RIP DLF.

DAVIDPD on Apr 8, 2015


Actually that makes me even more interested in seeing it!

Brian Layman on Apr 8, 2015


Do you really think that Key & Peele used an old camera? I suggest you look closer. No,all it takes it understanding what made old footage "bad", and how video signals deteriorate. They didn't even bother to make it 4:3 aspect ratio.

HyperJ on Apr 9, 2015


I looked closer, and I think you're right. Bravo to them though, because it's often much more noticeable even in bigger budget films when they edit modern-day camera-footage to make it appear old.

Snev De la Fontaine on Apr 9, 2015


Um, where's the tracking in the begining??

Nick Sears on Apr 20, 2015

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