The Avengers are here. Have no fear. Scroll down for the extended Super Bowl Avengers trailer, and feel free to start laughing. For to call the Avengers trailer silly would be quite an understatement. Robert Downey Jr's deadpan delivery is supposed to be funny, but what had me cracking up instead were Scarlett Johansson as a dead serious Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson telling us he still believes in heroes.
Fans of video games and Marvel comics and cartoons will surely not be disappointed with The Avengers. Tom Hiddleston fans likely won't be disappointed, either. In their brief scene together, Hiddleston makes Downey Jr look like an amateur. Now, why is it that villains are always so much more interesting than heroes in mainstream American movies? But having said that, I gotta admit that Jeremy Renner looks good as Hawkeye.
Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers features Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, and veteran Jenny Agutter (Walkabout, Logan's Run).
The Avengers opens on May 4. Get ready. This is gonna be a long, silly summer. And quite possibly a profitable one for the Hollywood studios as well.