So, ICYMI -- and you most definitely did not MI -- the highly anticipated 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer was leaked a tad bit early last night (October 22). And from its plentiful footage of a terrifying new villain (James Spader) to its inclusion of Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), it was everything fans could possibly dream of and more. We're psyched.
However, as with any major Marvel movie trailer, the footage raised more questions than answers -- like, for example, why were Hulk and Black Widow holding hands? Who was Andy Serkis playing, and why was he not in motion capture like he always is?
But most importantly (and no, we are absolutely not hyperbolizing, here) was this:
(It was very important that you view this moment a second time.)
Why was Thor, the God of Thunder, the crown prince of Asgard, and the Avenger with the most twinkling set of eyes, acting out an Herbal Essences commercial in a hot spring? (Or was it just a fancy Southern California hot tub?) Wouldn't he have something more important to do being, you know, an Avenger and all? We're not quite sure, so we polled the rest of the team for their reactions:
Iron Man couldn't believe his eyes.
Captain America said he "was surprised at first, but eventually came around to the fact that that's just Thor being Thor."
Nick Fury was disappointed in his employee's gratuitous shirtlessness. "No comment," he said.
Ultron was feeling. It.
[Insert Andy Serkis Character Here]
Serkis was jealous that Thor was able to take a shower. "I'll have what he's having," he told MTV News.
Hulk admitted to MTV News that he began questioning his sexuality as soon as he saw this GIF.
Black Widow was intimated by the flawlessness of Thor's golden mane, and needed a second to regain her composure.
... While Scarlet Witch just had a very, um, "physical" response to the image. Us too, girl. Us too.