The Avengers Movie has to be the most anticipated movie of 2012. A culmination of stories hinted at in the Marvel movies that came before and should be a colossal success if done as well as their previous movie productions. With Director/Writer Joss Whedon and an all star cast Robert Downey Jr. as Ironman, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, and even Lou Ferrigno as the voice of The Incredible Hulk this should be something special. We know that the special effects will be good and the acting with this line up and director should be excellent. But what do we know about the story through the recent trailers?
We know through the convention interview with Tom Hiddleston that Loki did not die at the end of the movie Thor. Loki wandered through the universe getting knowledge and power. He made an alliance with an intergalactic army and comes to rule the earth but must confront his brother Thor and the Avengers to do this. He also shows great interest in the Cosmic Cube and may have found a way to use it’s vast power to his advantage. He has learned more and has become a very dangerous individual with an army behind him the greatest threat to earth we have seen in Marvel movies thus far.
Nick Fury has facilitated this Avengers get together because he “believes in heroes” and I know that S.H.I.E.L.D. is deeply involved in the plan to save earth from this invader. Thor is drawn to the challenge because of his brother Loki and I am sure he must have mixed feelings about dealing harsh with him. It looks like the Black Widow makes a personal appeal to Bruce Banner to be part of the Avengers and he accepts. How the Hulk agrees to be part of the Avengers we still don’t know but in the last trailer we see him fighting the army from another world so we know he is part of the team. Captain America after he wakes up from hibernation adjust quickly to the new world he gets a new uniform and has words with Tony Stark asking him what he gives the team without his armor. Tony Stark has a lot of one liners that add to the flavor of the movie in the trailers, I hope they saved a few for the full movie.
This is a mixture of characters that are used to working alone and must find a way to get it done and work as a team to defeat the major threat to the world. Every entertainment project of Joss Whedon has been done with quality and this should be also. This is a movie event that I think will put many people in the theater may even set records. We will be there, I recommend you be there on May 4th or there about to check the Movie The Avengers. Stay tuned comic faithful for more. 🙂 Walt