The first trailer for Marvel's "The Avengers" finally hit the web this morning and we finally get a look and feel of how the movie, and the concept will come together. It's a pretty amazing feat to merge the story lines of five feature films, all with different writers and directors into one singular vision.
Tom Hiddleston as Loki starts the trailer off with some menacing declarations about man being born to be ruled, then some large scale destruction, followed by some VO from Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) explaining the idea behind the Avengers, calling them a "Group of remarkable people" who would be able to "Fight the battles we never could." As good of an explanation as any, no?
With this many huge characters, we can guess that the film will be somewhat montage-heavy, and the trailer follows suit with flashes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and some glimpses of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, and a bit of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
The rest of the trailer is a festival of quick cuts and snappy one liners that really brings front and center the fact that this is a Joss Whedon movie. Robert Downey Jr. gets most of the lines, but that should hardly come as a surprise.
The movie looks big, and I think it looks promising. I've enjoyed Whedon's writing on other Marvel books and if anyone can pull together this big of project it's him.
Take a look at the trailer embedded abover.
The Avengers stars (deep breath) Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Hiddleston. The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon.
The Avengers opens everywhere in 3D on May 4th, 2012
Take a look, are you excited for this mega-movie? Think it's a good idea, or potential disaster?