The most exciting and fun panel to be at during Comic-Con 2010 was without a doubt the Marvel Studios panel for The First Avenger: Captain America and Thor. Not only were we treated to a Q&A session with the entire casts of both flicks, including directors Kenneth Branagh and Joe Johnston, but Marvel President of Production Kevin Feige introduced to us, the 6000 screaming fans, the entire core cast of The Avengers.
Before our favorite superstar actors came out to show us their allegiance to playing the ultimate team-up of superhero characters, we were treated to a little teaser trailer for The Avengers narrated by Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson.
The Avengers teaser is now available online and while it doesn’t show any footage from the film (it doesn’t begin shooting until early next year), it was an epic moment when the lights came down after we thought the panel was over.
Here’s Nick Fury’s monologue transcribed:
There came a day
A day unlike any other
When earth’s mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat
To fight the foes no single superhero could withstand
On that day, The Avengers were born.
Awesome, right? It’s like a geek’s dream come true. They’re actually bringing together all of biggest of superheroes from the comics, into their own movies then together into this, The Avengers. The logo design and intro comes from Ahmet Ahmet and Peter Frankfurt of Imaginary Forces who made it for Paramount Pictures.
Unfortunately, the one scene director Joe Johnston was able to put together for Captain America in just a few days time for Comic-Con hasn’t found its way online yet, but we did get a glimpse at the Thor trailer.
What do you think of what we’ve seen so far for Marvel Studios’ franchise plans?
The Joss Whedon-directed Avengers film stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Clark Gregg.
Thor opens May 5, 2011; The First Avenger: Captain America hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012.
Source: Imaginary Forces
Also, check out the official Marvel page for The Avengers movie.