The Avengers: Description of New Footage From D23

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2011 at 6:09 am,

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Disney held their third annual D23 event this weekend for the fans, showcasing everything that’s coming up on all of Disney’s fronts, from television and radio, to films and video games. And since The Avengers didn’t make an appearance at Comic-Con this year, as expected, Disney and Marvel brought members from the cast along with sizzle real of footage to D23 instead.

Unlike Comic-Con, Disney was very protective in ensuring their presentations were exclusive to D23 attendees and they would not let cameras, cell phones, laptops or any other such tech/recording equipment into the rooms but we can still certainly describe what was shown for The Avengers.

Before the cast came on stage, The Avengers segment of the presentation was introduced with a video that recapped the series of movies before it, emphasizing the story and characters we’ve met so far and what it’s all been leading up to. It included bits of all the films to date (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger) as well as all the “button” post-credit scenes of the films (teaser trailers/easter eggs). This footage ended with the scene of Nick Fury saying to Stark at the end of Iron Man: “I’m here to talk about the Avengers initiative.” This was quite an intro and the audience nearly lost it.

Marvel President of Production, Kevin Feige, then came on stage, explaining that director Joss Whedon is working away on the final two weeks of The Avengers shoot, but that he’s prepared a little something special for the D23 attendees. On comes the new footage the eager audience was waiting for.

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The Avengers Cast on stage at D23

Here’s what was shown:

  • Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is trapped in a high tech, glass prison room.
  • Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) enters, and uses the panel to communicate to him: “In case it’s unclear, if you try to escape – you even scratch the glass – it’s 30,000 feet straight down.”
  • Floor opens, revealing that this is taking place on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
  • Loki says the room is “an impressive cage,” mocking that it’s not good enough to hold him.
  • Fury quips that the “cage” was built for something much stronger than Loki.
  • Loki: “…a mindless beast makes play he’s still a man,” referring to the Hulk.
  • Fury accuses Loki of bringing the world to the brink of war: “You threaten my world with war. Steal a force you can’t control. You have made me desperate.”
  • Loki points out that Fury nearly had true power, having the Tesseract (the Cosmic Cube from Captain America and in post-credits of Thor), and talks of what SHIELD’s plans are for it, mocking their purpose with using it as a “warm glow for all of mankind.” Loki taunts Fury about being so close to “real power” and says he’ll show him what “real power” is.
  • Fury responds in classic Sam L fashion: “Let me know if real power wants a magazine.”
  • The Avengers team is in a briefing room, sitting at the table from Captain America post-credits Avengers button with Thor standing in middle of the room – they’re watching Loki on the monitor.
  • Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo): “He really grows on you doesn’t he?”
  • Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) is also shown watching the happenings through a monitor of her own.
  • Next scene shows Nick Fury explaining S.H.I.E.L.D.’s plan to bring together these heroes to handle the issues too big for the agency.
  • Scenes are shown of SHIELD agents around the Helicarrier and we get a few action scenes of our favorite heroes.
  • Next scene shows Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) behind a bar, introducing the team: “Let’s do a head count.”
    • Stark lists through The Avengers roster and as he names them, scenes are shown for each character (the Quinjet is also shown flying towards a city).
    • “We’ve got two deadly assassins” – Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) are shown on a bridge next to some destruction – Hawkeye shown aiming with his bow.
    • “A demi god” – Thor is shown with angry face, followed by slow motion action scene of him jumping, swinging is mighty Mjolnir hammer at Captain America’s shield.
    • “A legend that actually lives up to the legend” – Captain America (Chris Evans) dodging explosions – Also has a scene standing in front of a closet containing his new modern day costume.
  • Stark follows up by saying “and somehow, you managed to piss them all off.”
  • Loki is revealed to be the one talking to Stark and he retorts: “I have an army.”
  • Stark: “We have a Hulk.”
  • The final scene is showing Banner’s leg transforming into Hulk, followed by a close-up of his face while screaming Hulk-style.
  • The Avengers logo.

Needless to say, this was very exciting – and intense – footage but it will not be available online for a very long time. It was a pure tease and not revealing of any additional plot details or villains – we actually have learned more from the recent set videos and photos. There sadly was also no news about what comes next on Marvel’s film slate (i.e. Guardians of the Galaxy or Runaways) so we’ll wait until next July for Comic-Con 2012 and hope Marvel holds a panel there.

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston were then introduced to the stage (above, click to enlarge) with Feige as Downey, being the spokesman and poster boy of sorts for the franchise, took the mic and got the audience excited by asking them if they wanted to watch the footage again… and so The Avengers reel was shown again to everyone’s pleasure.

The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard. It is of course written and directed by Joss Whedon, opening in theaters on May 4, 2012.


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Sources: Cinema BlendSuper Hero Hype, Marvel

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  1. The Avenger: Yea i watched all of em. I still dnt knw if he’s referring to the Cosmic Cube, cos Fury mentions, steal a force that u cant “control”. Now, the key word here is “you cant control”. As we have witnessed in Thor, Loki certainly knws how to use the cosmic cube and he knws how to control it. and one more thing, Fury by now, would know the origins of the Cosmic Cube after the stories that would hv been passed down from Stark Snr. and the rest of the ppl who knew of the Red Skull and his obsession of the Cube, since Fury has been around since WW2, after the slowing age formula that was given to him. So, Fury would definitely know the origins of the Cube is otherworldly and its from the 9 realms. In my opinion, when he mentions “steal a force you cant control”, sounds like Loki took control of something from earth. Since Fury knows the origins of the Cube, he knows it belongs to the Asgardians. Maybe he has the Kree/skrulls under his control, and the same time, has control of The Leader or maybe The Abomination. For him to use the word “steal”, doesnt fit the context, after what i have researched. I could be wrong after all, time will tell :)

    • I don’t know how many people saw Thor or the button after the credits, so I will warn of ***** SPOILERS COMING *****

      At the end of Thor, SHIELD has the cosmic cube and we see Loki controlling the scientist talking to Fury about it. One would assume that Fury is talking about the cube, when he mentions Loki stealing it. In Thor, we never see Loki using the cube, so I don’t understand what you mean by, “As we have witnessed in Thor, Loki certainly knws how to use the cosmic cube and he knws how to control it”.

      • Hah, I was just about to type out all the same things you said, but I realized I didn’t care enough to spend time refuting all those statements he made.

        There was no point during Thor where Loki demonstrated mastery of the cube.

        • Great minds think alike. And when they don’t think, they become us. :-D

    • DUDE! :D you are wrong on SOOOO many levels

      “As we have witnessed in Thor, Loki certainly knws how to use the cosmic cube and he knws how to control it.” – we haven’t seen ANY footage where Loki is controlling the cosmic cube – we haven’t even seen him holding the darn thing yet! I think you’re confusing the cosmic cube (a box with a blue glow) with the Casket Of Ancient Winters (a box with a blue glow) which Loki used throughout the film.

      Fury hasn’t been around since WW2 (in the COMICS he was – but this isn’t the comics). In the movie universe, Fury is a normal human like the rest of us – if he had “been around since WW2″ we would have seen him in Cap: TFA leading the Howling Commandos.

      Also, I doubt anybody except Odin and villains like Thanos would know how to use the cosmic cube to it’s full potential. At the end of Cap, the Red Skull touched the cube and was ripped apart be time and space – transporting him to who knows where/when- so even the Red Skull didn’t know how to use it (and he had about 3 years to study the cube – since that’s the time-frame of the movie) . So I think it’s a safe bet that Fury and Stark didn’t know how to use it either. Also, during Thor’s post-credit scene, doctor Selvig asked what the cube was when Fury showed it to him, to which Fury replied: “It’s power doctor, and if we can find a way to USE that power – it may be unlimited” – THAT kinda gives an indication that Fury (and the rest of the world) DOESN’T know how to use the cube.

      Also, I doubt the Leader and the Abomination will have anything to do with this movie: I could be wrong after all, time will tell ;) (maybe they’ll get mentioned though – but it would be too confusing for the mainstream audience to see SOO many characters that they don’t really know)

      Go watch the movies AGAIN and then do some more “research”, yeah?

    • Plus using and controlling are two different things.

      • But he didn’t even USE it. He never touched it.

        I think razormu is confusing the Cosmic Cube with the Casket Of Antient Winters (which Loki used in the Thor movie). When I went to watch Thor with my family and a buddy, after watching the post-credit scene, my friend also got confused between the two artifacts (they do look alike).

  2. Heh. Would be kinda cool if Loki said, “I have something for you brother”. And The Abomination attacked him.

  3. Interesting fact: Jeremy Renner aka Hawk Eye on the 2012 Avengers movie, played a serial killer vampire on Joss Whedon’s
    show, Angel. Season 1 Episode 11 called Somnambulist.

  4. With “Steal a force you can’t control” he could have meant the Hulk at the beginning of the film.

    Just a thought.

  5. ok guys. im a bit confussed here.
    in Cap America, in the first scene, red skull goes to that place in norway and gets the cosmic cube. here you see the skeleton of odin (im pretty sure) holding the fake cosmic cube.
    what im confussed bout is that if that was odins skeleton, then how is that odin is alive in Thor which happns almost 70 years after the events of Cap America
    please explain