Marvel is back again with another international sneak peek at their upcoming superhero mash-up, The Avengers, this time offering a Russian voice-over and, once again, bits and pieces of new footage.
While the footage here is very similar to the German Avengers trailer (which also featured new clips), the new preview does offer a few notable moments of video – specifically a solid shot of Loki’s grittier Avengers look.
Preview marketing for 2012 has reached a fever pitch with tremendous buzz surrounding several notable trailers. First, The Dark Knight Rises prologue wooed moviegoers into paying premium IMAX prices for their Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol tickets. However, those who weren’t fortunate enough to see the film in a 70mm IMAX format were instead treated to a new full-length preview for Nolan’s final Bat-installment. Only a few short days later, Peter Jackson unveiled a first look at his return trip to Middle Earth in the form of The Hobbit trailer. Then, after three days of countdown teasing, Ridley Scott unveiled the first trailer for his mysterious sci-fi project, Prometheus, which is expected to serve as a prequel of sorts to his 1979 film, Alien.
Check out The Avengers Russian trailer below:
As mentioned, the trailer is somewhat of a mash-up of footage between the German and American versions of The Avengers trailer but does give audiences a couple of new Loki-focused shots. In general, the trailer serves as a fun tease for Tom Hiddleston fans who are no doubt interested to see what the actor does with the character – now that the overarching story has allowed him to fully embrace the role of evil trickster.
The Avengers unites Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) as they unite to battle Thor’s evil brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the extraterrestrial threat he unleashes upon the Earth.
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The Avengers will be in theaters on May 4, 2012.