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August 4, 2010 9:31 PM   Subscribe

According to Comics Alliance, 'if you missed the teaser footage from the Avengers panel at Comic-Con it's online (for now)!' But who would want to watch the real teaser trailer when there are so many fake ones to select from?

boredsox78: Avengers Teaser Trailer.
DrMachakil: The Avengers Begin (2012) Teaser Trailer.
mallemall012: The Avengers Teaser Trailer 2.
teknekflozart: the AVENGERS teaser trailer: FIRST INITIATIVE (SOME STRONG LANGUAGE).
TrunxX69: The Avengers Teaser Trailer.
VicandFrank: The Avengers Teaser Trailer.

And while we're at it:
imdb: The Avengers.
Wikipedia: The Avengers film project.
posted by eccnineten (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I haven't watched the fan trailers yet (which I plan on remedying in the next few minutes), but I can't imagine that any of them are as anemic as the official one.
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:43 PM on August 4, 2010


Gave up on the fan trailers after the first one. The "official" teaser really isn't even that; just Sam Jackson saying a single sentence over the logo. Really, kids, chill out.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:05 PM on August 4, 2010


Okay, just got back from watching the fan trailers. Do any of these people actually know which Marvel-verse characters are members of the Avengers and which aren't? I'll give a pass to Spidey, Wolverine and Mister Fantastic, since they've rotated in and out of the group multiple times, but the X-Men and Fantastic Four are their own teams, independent of the Avengers. I don't understand why Ghost Rider kept popping up, either. I liked the re-edited Stark/Logan bar conversation from the VicandFrank one, though.

I hope that they let Joss Whedon do a snark-pass on the final shooting script for the actual film, since having him direct a film without his signature dialogue would be a crime.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:08 PM on August 4, 2010


I hope that they let Joss Whedon do a snark-pass on the final shooting script for the actual film, since having him direct a film without his signature dialogue would be a crime.

He's the writer as well as director for Avengers. (And rumored to be doing a rewrite of the Cap movie as well.)
posted by kmz at 10:11 PM on August 4, 2010


I have to say though, I don't understand why the hell the teaser doesn't end with "Avengers assembled" instead of "Avengers were born". I mean, what the fuck, they had a perfect opportunity to get the signature phrase in there, and wasted it.
posted by kmz at 10:17 PM on August 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought the sam thing kmz. What a weird choice.
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth at 10:50 PM on August 4, 2010


Because it's a direct quote from the introductory matter at the start of every Avengers comic.

... and only Cap should get to say "Avengers assemble!"
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:00 PM on August 4, 2010


Early previs for the Captain America movie?
posted by Tenuki at 11:24 PM on August 4, 2010


Okay, just got back from watching the fan trailers. Do any of these people actually know which Marvel-verse characters are members of the Avengers and which aren't? I'll give a pass to Spidey, Wolverine and Mister Fantastic, since they've rotated in and out of the group multiple times, but the X-Men and Fantastic Four are their own teams, independent of the Avengers.

As anyone with half a foot in the Marvel Universe knows, the core Avengers circa 1964 were Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk (for all of 2 issues!) Ant Man (soon to add 2 letters to his name and become Giant Man, a much more satisfying character) and The Wasp. Captain America didn't come along for a few more issues, and Hawkeye, Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch joined a while after that. And that was a pretty lame teaser trailer...they're probably saving "Avengers Assemble!" for the close of the movie, I bet.
posted by motown missile at 11:26 PM on August 4, 2010


Janet van Dyne? Cue the Avengers/Desperate Housewives mash-up...

Nathan Fillion and Adrien Brody seem to be in the running to play Hank Pym.
posted by vhsiv at 1:45 AM on August 5, 2010


As anyone with half a foot in the Marvel Universe knows, the core Avengers circa 1964 were Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Ant Man and The Wasp.


Sorry dude, you've made yourself look a bit silly there.
posted by fullerine at 4:12 AM on August 5, 2010


Sorry dude, you've made yourself look a bit silly there.

He's got the line-up right, IIRC, and your image link doesn't work.
posted by Shepherd at 5:25 AM on August 5, 2010


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Avengers_film_project#Planned_cast
posted by vhsiv at 5:46 AM on August 5, 2010


The original Avengers Line up contained a much more satisfying character than Ant Man.

It's going to be a bit weird for Brits of a certain age to experience the Avengers media blitz without thinking, hmm, I wonder who's going to be the sexy as all hell side-kick. I suppose the only good thing will be a generation of comic-book nerds all GISing The Avengers and going woooah, who's that?


[The link went to Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee looking pretty damn cool.]
posted by fullerine at 5:56 AM on August 5, 2010


Sorry dude, you've made yourself look a bit silly there.

As the owner of the entire run of first series of The Avengers, I take issue with your statement.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:00 AM on August 5, 2010


So I was at Comic-Con and I heard about this and I thought "Oh well I guess the same thign that happened to Big Comics (huge crossovers!) would happen to Big Comic Movies" but I didn't really process it.

So now I'm going What? An Avengers movie? Directed By Joss Whedon? WHAT? Did my beta-wave dream state make a movie what?
posted by The Whelk at 7:08 AM on August 5, 2010


fullerine I want to be jon steed when i grow up
posted by The Whelk at 7:09 AM on August 5, 2010


Nathan Fillion and Adrien Brody seem to be in the running to play Hank Pym.

The latest scuttlebutt is that Hank Pym won't be in the movie at all. If he was in the movie though, Fillion would probably be a good bet. See also this clip of Nathan being Nathan (aka awesome) at one of Joss's panels.
posted by kmz at 7:26 AM on August 5, 2010


I'm also appreciating Joss's slow transformation into a Butt Magazine centerfold.
posted by The Whelk at 7:27 AM on August 5, 2010


Sing along with Tony!
posted by vrakatar at 7:34 AM on August 5, 2010


I don't understand why Ghost Rider kept popping up, either.

Ghost Rider was in the slightly inexplicable team The Defenders. Avengers, Defenders, they are hard to keep clear in your head....
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:36 AM on August 5, 2010


Nathan Fillion is already booked as the fake Green Lantern.
posted by Evilspork at 10:41 AM on August 5, 2010


^ kmz:The latest scuttlebutt is that Hank Pym won't be in the movie at all.

Nooooooooooooooo! That could possibly make Janet van Dyne unnecessary and cut an important bit of Avengers history.

Whedon is usually Feminist, but all I see here is a sausage-fest. Where are the women?
posted by vhsiv at 3:35 PM on August 5, 2010


I am seriously holding out for a decent Wonder Woman Story. You can do it. It's kinda easy, maybe a crossover. She's Princess Diana of the Amazons, trying to understand the Outside world. She's right there, an awesome person, just, gah.
posted by The Whelk at 6:56 PM on August 5, 2010


No Hank Pym?

Not the Avengers. Well, not MY Avengers. Hank Pym is important: he's the resentful second-banana, the brooding also-ran. He created ULTRON, for chrissakes! Ultron, the evil enemy who (again, for me) defined what the Avengers stood against!

Cap. Thor. Iron Man. Hawkeye. Wasp. And Goliath/Giant-Man/Ant-Man/Yellowjacket/Dr. Henry Pym. That, to me, is the core of the Avengers. (And Jarvis. Who's gonna play Jarvis?)

/fanboi rant
posted by BitterOldPunk at 7:14 PM on August 5, 2010


No Hank Pym?

Hank Pym struck his wife, Janet van Dyne back in in November 1981, precipitating one of the longest falls any superhero has ever had without becoming a full-blown villain.

Avengers, Vol. 1, #213, The Court-Martial of Yellow Jacket, was written by Jim Shooter. It's a book that Pym hasn't recovered from, almost 30 years later.

Dan Slott made a valiant effort at Pym redemption in The Mighty Avengers after Bendis relinquished the title. Cristos Gage continues this, somewhat, in his surprisingly interesting Avengers Academy, but Janet is now dead and Pym is now The Wasp, having changed his name to honor her memory.

But Pym, Janet, Stark, Iron Man, the Hulk and Thor were the first iteration of The Avengers. It would have been neat if Whedon could have stuck to the continuity of the original publication.

But it looks as though they may be going with Scarlett Johanson's Black Widow for this movie, which is the way it goes with The Ultimates, though the Ultimates also include the Scarlet Witch, the van Dyne Wasp and Pym as Giant-Man.
posted by vhsiv at 8:27 PM on August 5, 2010


Wonder Woman gives me hives. If she is based in Greek myth, get her out of the stars 'n stripes for the love of Arion.

And I hate Hank Pym! Just leave that nasty wife beater out of the movie.

Meanwhile, the Distinguished Competition have a game coming out soon.
posted by vrakatar at 8:48 PM on August 5, 2010


Dang! The suits blocked that link. Should be here.
posted by vrakatar at 8:52 PM on August 5, 2010


Thanks for the clarification, Fullerine. And the American moviezation of The Avengers (because it's not a film) was so terrible that's given me partial amnesia -- as in I've apparently willed myself to forget it.

Because the American remakeovie version was driven by the studios, like the also unfortunate Thunderbirds (2004), I've long since relinquished the original British creators from the crime of taking huge pots of money for the theatrical rights to their creations.

(The plight of Alan Moore's work comes to mind --Watchmen, League of Extroardinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta -- none were as great as they should have been.)
posted by vhsiv at 8:58 PM on August 5, 2010


No Hank Pym?

Well Edgar Wright is heading the Ant-Man movie for 2012 so I'll bet he'll at least make an appearance. Simon Pegg as Ant-Man?
posted by Tenuki at 9:22 PM on August 5, 2010


Alan Moore has refuses any and all money from his adaptions. DC also offered to give him back the rights to Watchmen if he wrote a prequel. He told them to fuck off.
posted by The Whelk at 7:07 AM on August 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


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