Excelsior! The first epic trailer for the superhero orgy known as The Avengers has released this week. We finally get to feast our eyes on everything that has been building up for the last three years since the first Marvel movie in this superhero series debuted in 2008. My anticipation is building and I’m sure anyone who has seen Iron Man 1 & 2, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America: The First Avenger can’t wait to see The Avengers assemble May 4, 2012. While I literally have not seen the trailer for The Avengers in motion – due to my commitment to stop spoiling myself with movie trailers – I have to say that from what I captured in my screencaps (by just clicking on the time bar and not actually watching anything move) this trailer doesn’t give too much away. So I honestly have no clue what is being said in regards to the plot, any of the jokes that are told, or what anything is in relationship to the screencaps I have captured.
The style, from what I can tell, looks pretty similar to that of Jon Favreau‘s Iron Man movies, but filled with more iconic poses. Everyone that I grabbed a screen for is just posed in heroic ways. Nothing really too action-ny seems to be going on other than Iron Man flying around or Thor hammertiming at Captain America. The only thing I get from this trailer is that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) will be a villain (SPOILER ALERT: and we already knew that if you stayed after the credits of Thor. But from what I’ve read rumbling on the Interwebs is that the Skrulls may also have something to do with the chaos on Earth.) END SPOILER.
My favorite part about having not watched this trailer is that I will hear the jokes for the first time when I see the movie in the theater. You can now watch the trailer right here and right now:
The one thing I am most worried about with this movie is having too much Nick Fury. I know he assembles everything, but c’mon, Samuel L. Jackson should not be Nick Fury. His little reveal at the end of Iron Man bugged the crap out of me, it was just bad (SORRY IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT BUT IT’S BEEN THREE YEARS SINCE THAT MOVIE CAME OUT YOU SHOULD HAVE ALREADY KNOWN BY NOW.) Even though Dennis Quaid can be pretty campy – just look at the camp that exudes from Jackson – I think Quaid holds a better persona and leadership qualities than Jackson, just watch G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
The other thing I am worried about is shoving too many heroes into the picture that fight for screen time. Like we have seen with Spider-man 3 – shoving three villains in one movie – too much can be a bad thing. Although, if you think about it, we have already gotten the back story on all the main characters, except for Nick Fury, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), we won’t really need too much in the way of character development thus leaving us with plenty of story and playtime for our heroes to run around in. Only time will tell.
You can also view the trailer in full 1080p at Apple Trailers, which is where this synopsis can be found:
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.
Behold my awesome gallery of hi-res screencaps from The Avengers trailer that I managed to snag by not watching it and just clicking on areas of the trailer on the time bar (click on the images to enlarge):
Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers arrives on the big screen May 4, 2012!