Prior to Marvel releasing the official Age of Ultron trailer on the internet the other week, most people had already watched a version of it when someone posted a low-res upload of the international trailer to a Google Drive account. As things happen on the internet, this file was spread everywhere and it’s what forced Marvel’s hand to release the official trailer early.
Now Marvel ha subpoenaed Google to find out who the leaker really was according to the Hollywood Reporter:
“The entertainment company says in court documents that someone using the name “John Gazelle” posted a file of the film on his Google Drive account. On October 22, a lawyer at Marvel parent Disney sent Google a takedown notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, requesting that Google expeditiously remove the file. But Marvel wants more identifying information about the alleged infringer. The company is going after the IP address associated with this user’s YouTube and Google+ accounts. The exact nature of the uploaded file isn’t detailed in court documents, but according to recent news reports, there’s been circulation of an early trailer of the much-anticipated superhero film as well as a clip of a scene featuring Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.”
As the file he uploaded to Google Drive was basically the same file Marvel UK was going to upload to YouTube for the official release, it’s very possible this guy is either on the inside or has very good connections to someone on the inside of Marvel…