Marvel is working hard to ensure that everyone around the world gets psyched to see superheroes like Iron Man and Captain America unite in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, and so today we have a new German-dubbed version of the recently-unveiled Avengers trailer (complete with additional footage) to show for it.

While the majority of this subtitle-less German Avengers promo consists of the same material shown in its U.S. counterpart, it also features excerpts from two different scenes where Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) continues to verbally spar with Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and attempts to provoke a “reaction” from Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo).

That scene involving Stark, Banner, and Rogers was originally included in an Avengers sizzle reel screened at last year’s New York Comic-Con. However, since the majority of you reading this haven’t seen it before – and won’t be able to understand the German-dubbed Stark snark (now there’s a phrase) in either of the aforementioned new Avengers bits – we also have English translations, available after the trailer (tip of the hat to CBM for those).

First, have a look at the new Avengers German trailer:

The dialogue for that new Stark vs. Rogers scene (with Thor and Black Widow looking on nonchalantly) goes something like this:

Tony Stark:… And following orders is obviously not my style.

Steve Rogers: And everyone knows that style is all you care about.

Tony Stark: From all the people around here, who wears the most figure-hugging outfit?

Similarly, here’s the transcript for that concluding moment with Stark irritating Banner, as the latter examines what appears to be an extraterrestrial weapon:

Tony Stark: I promise a stress-free environment. No surprises. (zaps Bruce)

Bruce Banner: Ow!

Steve Rogers: Hey!

Tony Stark: You really got it under control, don’t you. What’s your secret? Relaxing Jazz, bongo drums?

Steve Rogers: Is everything like a joke to you?

Tony Stark: If it’s funny!

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Tony Stark messes with his teammates in 'The Avengers'


Downey looks to make good on his promise that Stark enjoys annoying Banner in The Avengers – and from previous clips we already know that the man behind… er, Iron Man doesn’t exactly believe in respecting his elders, judging by the low blows we’ve already seen him take at Captain America. Suffice it to say, the prospect of Downey as Stark wielding verbal zingers scripted by a master of witty wordplay like Whedon (see his work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly for proof of that) is quite promising.

As for the rest of the movie: that footage speaks for itself. If all goes according to plan, The Avengers will indeed be both a genuinely epic comic book blockbuster and a great way to kick off the 2012 Summer Movie Season.

The Avengers opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.

Source: Marvel [via Comic Book Movie]