Lost in Previews: The Avengers

If you don’t count The Avengers teaser at the end of the Captain America credits, this is the first trailer.  The trailer gives you a taste of all of the comic superheroes that are in the film and sets up Loki from Thor to be the bad guy focus in the film.  The film looks like fun so far, but it seems to be keeping Iron Man and Robert Downey, Jr. as the main focus right now.  Considering both Iron Man films made a ton of cash at the box office, this is a smart move.  The film also stars Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson.  The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

I had a discussion with a friend after seeing this trailer.  What does the Summer 2012 look like in terms of superhero movies?  It would obviously not make sense to release any sequels to any of the superheroes featured in The Avengers.  We could come up with The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man.  Any others?

“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.”

The Avengers is in theatres May 4, 2012.

by Sarah Ksiazek

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