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July 18, 2011

The Avengers Trailer Leaked

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011
The Avengers

UPDATE: The leaked trailer has, unsurprisingly, been taken down. If you really want to see it, though, you’ll probably be able to catch it after the credits of Captain America this weekend. And if you want to see the trailer that badly, you were probably already seeing Cap this weekend, anyway.

The Avengers has become the climactic moment to what will, by that time, have been a four-year ramp-up that started with the first Iron Man. Nerds everywhere have been keeping up on the production developments, checking out the casting, and ticking off their calendars in anticipation of the day they get to see Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, and Hawkeye on the same screen – AT THE SAME TIME. So this should send us all into a frenzy – the teaser trailer has leaked.

You can’t click the jump link fast enough, can you?

The clip was captured on a cell-phone when the trailer was shown after a special advanced screening of Captain America: The First Avenger this past week. Quality is pretty sub-par (you can barely hear what RDJ is saying to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor at the end), but really, who cares? Just watch it already.

So Scarlett Johansson’s return as Black Widow has me relatively un-enthused (I wasn’t too impressed with her in Iron Man 2), but everything else about this is just a recreation of my wildest nerd dreams. That shot of Thor and Cap sitting in costume at the table with the S.H.I.E.L.D. symbol in the back? Pure joy. I’m looking to Robert Downey, Jr. to bring the wit and hilarity to this movie, and the trailer seems to indicate that he’ll be doing just that (BTW, my guess as to his joke with Thor is that he’s telling him to gain weight).

My guess is that this will show either before Captain America this weekend, or as an after-movie trailer the way it was for the special screenings of Cap this past week. What say you, nerds? Is this whipping you into an uncontrollable movie-watching frenzy?