‘The Avengers’ Trailer: Superheroes, Mad Gods & Alien Armadas

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Believe it or not, just over two months are now left in the countdown to the release of Marvel’s The Avengers. The comic book movie studio has been especially busy cranking up the buzz surrounding its estimated $300 million superhero juggernaut over the last week, to help heighten anticipation for today’s unveiling of a second official trailer.

The new Avengers trailer is now online and unlike previous trailers, it basically dives head-first into the plot of the film. While a good deal of the mystery surrounding Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his powerful alien army remains in place, the stakes have now been made clear and the stage is set for Earth’s most powerful superheroes to unite in its defense.

Without further ado, we present the epic second official trailer for The Avengers:

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Overall, there’s a lot to admire in this new Avengers footage as far as sheer action spectacle and the scale of everything is concerned. Between sequences of Hulk rescuing a downed Iron Man and vast alien vessels laying ruin to metropolitan landscapes (among other noteworthy moments) it looks like Marvel’s money has been well spent. More so, this is the first trailer to suggest that The Avengers may truly be worth the price of admission for either a 3D and/or IMAX screening, based on some of the more elaborate shots and action sequences teased here.

Rather than divulge the secrets of Loki’s forces just yet, this new Avengers trailer instead highlights the clashing of personalities and difficult team dynamic between the various members of the Avengers Initiative. Chalk up another early point for writer/director Joss Whedon, as he appears to have recognized that the conflicts between the various superheroes who make up The Avengers are (in many respects) just as important as the exterior ones they’re working against.

As for all those brief scenes where the Avengers are (literally) at each other’s throats? Well, don’t forget Tom Hiddleston’s promise that Loki will be up to more mind games in The Avengers. Should be fun to see how that plays out, to say the least…

For a better look at the newest Avengers trailer, check out our screenshot gallery below:

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The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, and Stellan Skarsgård as Professor Erik Selvig.

Look for The Avengers to arrive in 2D and 3D theaters around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.

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  1. Nice! This is awesome :)

  2. Yes they are aliens, but what alien race are they! Seriously a name drop wouldn’t kill them?

    • They have to keep some secrets for the film ;)

    • Notice how anxious you are to find out? That’s what they’re going for. They’re not revealing the details on purpose.

  3. Stark’s suit coming off as he is walking forward is awesome. This trailer is awesome. I cannot wait. Midnight showing here I come.

  4. Am I the only one that thinks Black Widow is seriously underwhelming with her little glock? Other than that this movie looks like it’s gonna ROCK!

    • You’re forgetting her forearm weapons.

    • Just an observation, but You know you can’t use a bazooka to thread a needle. Sometimes it’s all about what you can do with the tools your good at using. She and Hawkeye sort of make up for no Ant man in the sense that they are the surgical part of the field team for this movie…

      • Exactly, to all of what you said.

        I get the feeling that no one else noticed Black Widow’s “widow sting” bracelets flaring up during the two trailers, because I see a lot of comments saying “her glock is puny!” Besides, firepower isn’t what she’s about.

  5. They said there wouldn’t be any new Hulk stuff, but there was loads! Looks awesome! Between this and The Amazing Spider-Man. And as great as TAS looks, The Avengers for the win!!!!

    • I agree

  6. I’m at work and can’t watch it… NEED TO TAKE EARLY LUNCH!

    • take it now.

      • I did… So worth it!! Who cares about the 7 hour afternoon. :)

  7. Just 2 more months!! Also, i assume that the big alien snake thing at the end of the trailer is the leviathan?

  8. Sickkkkk!!!! ok the opening of the trailer was a bit too reminiscent of transformers but other than that looks awesome!

    shot of hulk catching iron man mid fall is EPIC

  9. I was going to give it a 10 out of 10 till about the last 7 seconds. It’s now greater than Spinal Tap.
    12 out of 10
    OMFG awesome

  10. Ok, that was great. And seeing Ruffalo and then The Hulk so quickly together you can see the similarities between the 2. And IMO that’s something they got wrong in the first 2 Hulk films.

  11. ok im a Dark Knight Rises fan and i said Avengers is gonna be garbage, but this trailer sold me, im looking forward to this in the theaters

    • I love Batman and I’m anticipated the TDKR the most, but there is no way The Avengers could be garbage. There is some aspect that appeals to everyone, favorite hero, alien invasion, etc.

    • Why not like both?

      • Oh behalf of Avengers movie trailer fans, I declare war on TDKR fans, your movie’s goin’ down!

        kidding, goin’ to both.

  12. Damn!
    I hate Apple’s Quick Player.
    First it took like a minute for the player to start running and now I have to wait for the thing to buffer. :(

    • it will be worth it

    • Oh waaaaah! You’re getting it in April, so there! :-D

  13. EPIC.

  14. Truly epic awesomness :)

  15. EPIC!!!, they did show more footage of the Hulk but I still can’t tell if he’s smart Hulk or not. I also have no clue on the villains

    • He has to be a little smart since he was catching ironman I would think.

      • I agree. That indicates that the Hulk is under control (That and the fact that he is not attacking his teammates). It will be interesting to see if the Hulk is under control at the start of the film or if gaining control is a process throughout the film.

        • Classic comic book has to have the Hulk out of control at first then taken down then joining together….simple…but awesome tail !

        • Surely him gaining control of the Hulk’s consciousness would have to be an ongoing process. I’ve watched the trailer about 5 or 6 times now and I still can’t believe my eyes at what I’m seeing at 00:42. Is she really threatening the Hulk?

          • Well if TIH is still in continuity which it is, it hints at the end that he has it under control.

  16. :drools: Wow! just wow!

  17. Now I know what a multiple orgasm is. This should make all the haters shut the eff up.

    • I agree.

    • Word.

    • Cant lie. I havent felt any excitement for The Avengers since TIH. The other trailers and movies just didnt do it for me. But this is pretty cool.

      • (Your comment just put a giant smirk/grin on face ;))

        • lol it was a cool looking trailer. Action looks fun.

  18. Hmmm…. Thor seems to be caught in a cell or something? 1:38 in. Perhaps the one that was meant for Hulk?

  19. Holy mother of all things holy.
    That was fricken amazing.
    “EPIC” doesn’t begin to describe…
    Definitely the best Avengers trailer so far:
    The shot of the big three in the woods, the shot of Hulk catching Iron Man as he falls, the shot of Iron Man being chased by… I don’t know what the hell that was, all the shots for that matter, were incredible!

    • Sadly, the only thing I wasn’t crazy about, was that some parts kinda reminded me of a Transformers trailer – but then again, so did TDKR’s trailer, so yeah… maybe that’s just what people are doing this year ;)

      • Just curoious how TDKR trailer reminded u of transformers?

        • Mostly the football field and the vehicles (specially the chase scene with the flying Tumbler thing…).
          Don’t really want to get into it now.
          Too psyched… ;)

          • Oh… when Stark is stutting down after landing, thinking he’s a god, wait ’til he meets THOR. Epic epicness.

            • strutting… hee.

  20. Freekin awesome

  21. looks awesome! is it just me or during the last shot does scarlett johansson (as fine as she is) looks a bit out of place just loading a clip in her gun?? lol

  22. The part where Hulk catches Iron Man was epic, but then when Stark says im bringing the party to you and you see that giant whatever it was, was epic, the whole thing was epic… I cannot wait.

  23. kinda speachlessly in shock I’ll be watching that every day

  24. Watched it a second time… noticed something:
    In the woods scene where Cap and Thor fight, during one of the frames, it looks like (from their stance) that Iron Man came flying in to brake it up…
    So psyched now.
    Off to watch it again :D

    • Yeah seems that way. Saw a youtube clip a while back that featured cap fighhting Loki in a wooded/park area at night… Is it possible Thor shows up and Capt thinks he’s a villain like his brother? Loki escapes while iron arrives to break them up?

      Another note, think u said it a while back about the possibility of a “smart hulk” well it seems we pretty much got our answer (hulk saving IM). Hope he talks a bit (do like the hulk interpretation in the Avengers:earth greatest heroes cartoon).

    • Yeah seems that way. Saw a youtube clip a while back that featured cap fighhting Loki in a wooded/park area at night… Is it possible Thor shows up and Capt thinks hes a villain like his brother? Loki escapes while iron arrives to break them up?

      Another note, think u said it a while back about the possibility of a “smart hulk” well it seems we pretty much got our answer (hulk saving IM). Hope he talks a bit (do like the hulk interpretation in the Avengers earth greatest heroes cartoon).

    • Yeah seems that way. Saw a youtube clip a while back that featured cap fighting Loki in a wooded/park area at night… its possible Thor shows up and Capt thinks hes a villain like his brother, Loki escapes while iron arrives to break them up?

      Another note, think u said it a while back about the possibility of a smart hulk well it seems we pretty much got our answer (hulk saving IM). Hope he talks a bit (do like the hulk interpretation in the Avengers earth greatest heroes cartoon).

    • Yeah seems that way. Saw a youtube clip a while back that featured cap fighting Loki in a wooded/park area at night… its possible Thor shows up and Capt thinks hes a villain like his brother, Loki escapes while iron arrives to break them up?

      Another note, think u said it a while back about the possibility of a smart hulk well seem the edvidence is pretty conclusive that will be the case. Hope he talks a bit do like the hulk interpretation in the Avengers earth greatest heroes cartoon

      • On of a b****. Sorry for the multi posts yet again. Why does it say it failed and yet clearly it works… Iphone.. I hate u.

  25. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    May 3rd cant come FAST enough..
    Yes i will be at someones midnight viewing

    • Me too! Already have a PTO request in for the Friday!

  26. Contrary to an earlier critique it certainly looks “cinematic enough” to me.

    • Word.

  27. Everyone saying Black Widow is ridiculously outgunned in this ensemble must have missed that she is the recruiter and her part in Iron Man 2 was to look like a normal person (something no other Avenger could do) she is basically there to look good and, as she said the Bruce Banner in the trailer, “persuade you.”

    • Anyone who says she’s underpowered or undergunned is leaving out a huge chunk of her purpose on the team. Infiltration and espionage. She doesn’t need plasma rifles and super strength to sneak into a ship and plant some explosives.

  28. WOW, That save by The Hulk on Tony was S I C. This is going to be EPIC even if its not as good as all us fanboys have hoped for. I know it could NEVER live up to the hype but if it can come even close I will be most pleased!!!

  29. I just pooped a little.

    • A gigantic nationwide collective nerd poop if you will :D

      • Nationwide? Try worldwide!

        • Cosmically! 8-)

          • Pfffft! Cosmic poop. Lol :)

            Trailer looks great.

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