Marvel’s The Avengers is opening May 4, which means two months of promotion. (Yes, I’m buying into the hype, but a fun superhero team movie is something I hope to enjoy.)
Here’s the new trailer:
to go along with the new team poster shown here. That one’s got several compelling pieces: foregrounding the best-known actor, Robert Downey Jr., as well as the attractive Chris Hemsworth. (I really have to watch Thor soon.) The only female member, Scarlett Johansson, is now facing the camera looking determined instead of posed to show off body parts. It unfortunately has that “I know how to use Photoshop” composed look, with the characters in different spaces and the heads looking a little pasted-on in some cases. Still, it’s likely a good representation of the appeal of the film.
The trailer is even more revealing, with some good action shots of all the heroes, although in the climactic “here’s everyone in a circle showing their powers”, the Black Widow’s dinky little gun doesn’t really seem to match up to the larger-than-life superheroes she’s grouped with.
Update: (3/3/12) Marvel Studios has announced that the trailer has become the most viewed on iTunes, setting a new record, with over 13.7 million viewings in the first 24 hours.