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AVENGERS Footage Screened at D23

Footage from The Avengers screened at D23 Expo.

By Jarrod Sarafin     August 21, 2011
Source: Ryan Turek, Shock Til You Drop

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) in battle on the set of Marvel's THE AVENGERS(2011).
© Walt Disney, Marvel

It goes without saying that Marvel's The Avengers was one of the most anticipated panels out of this weekend's D23 Expo. With only a small presence at the SDCC (revealing concept art) and so many photos coming out of the Cleveland set the past month from Joss Whedon's production, fans wanted a chance to check out more footage than what they saw at the tail end of Captain America: The First Avenger.

Well, Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel delivered on that front with four minutes of action previewed at last weekend's convention. Unfortunately, they have yet to reveal the footage online in an official capacity. When it does hit online, we'll pass it along.

For now though, you can check out some thoughts from The Avengers panel courtesy of our friend Ryan Turek from Shock Til You Drop. He was in attendance and had the following to say on some of the teaser clips.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) takes his place in a prison of glass and metal. We presume he's on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Hellicarrier. Loki assesses his surroundings, but doesn't appear impressed. More amused. Nick Fury types away on a keypad nearby, threatening that if Loki even touches the glass, he'll meet a certain doom. But again, Loki isn't deterred by this. He's confident this prison won't hold him. Fury begs to differ, saying it was built to hold something powerful.

"You threaten my world with war. Steal a force you can't control. You have made me desperate," Fury says. Hinting, of course, to the Tesseract (the Cosmic Cube) seen in Captain America. Loki and Fury continue their tête-à-tête and we find that the Avengers have been assembled in another room and they're listening in. Elsewhere on the Helicarrier, we get a glimpse of Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), also monitoring the Fury/Loki encounter.

This extended scene flows well; the dialogue has a tight rhythm as these two large personalities, separated by glass, face one another. The intensity palpable. One gets the sense if Loki wants out... he'll get the hell out. But there's something else simmering in his motivations and, of course, we don't know what it is, because this scene gives way to a second teaser trailer, of sorts.

To read Ryan's full report, click here. And sound off with your thoughts below.

Marvel's The Avengers will strike theaters May 4, 2012.


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Wiseguy 8/21/2011 3:38:26 PM

I have a HULK mother effer, that is just too effing awesome.

muddseye 8/21/2011 3:46:04 PM

I wish someone would release the footage.

Kaziklu 8/21/2011 4:39:41 PM

Is it 2012 yet? no? how about now? 

wessmith1966 8/21/2011 5:02:15 PM

May 2012 can't get here fast enough for me!

panzerhd 8/21/2011 9:02:06 PM

Dammit I wanna see this new hulk, I like all the other characters so far have not seen anything on Hulk yet, just some art work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hey long till Fox or sony loses the rights to FF4 and Silver Surfer?

hanuman1966 8/21/2011 10:33:54 PM

Now if they would just add The Black Panther/T'Challa to the team, it would be perfect!!

wessmith1966 8/21/2011 10:40:46 PM

@ hanuman1966...I completely agree. It would be great to see Black Panther added to the team during the movie, and I'd like to see Chiwetel Ejiofor play T'Challa.

I'm hoping the successes of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America will make it easier for marvel to bring more characters to the screen.

doublerdiner 8/21/2011 11:16:00 PM

Hulk was always my favorite comic book character as a kid.  I grew up watching the television show and the original animated show.  When I was old enough I started collecting the comics.  It was nice to know that they had him in this footage at some point.  Just reading, "We have a Hulk." gave me chills!  Love Joss Whedon and happy to see that (at least based on the artwork) Hulk is going to look Hulk-like in the face finally.

This is all very exciting!  I can't frakkin' wait!

CrazyCEO 8/22/2011 12:46:08 AM

It's just a shame they all couldn't get Ed Norton on board.  Everyone elses presence is known but for him to pull out or get dropped (depending which story you believe) would have been cool to see up there with the rest.

It's all mute of course, if we see The Hulk more often than Banner.

tallman 8/22/2011 4:03:49 AM

@ panzerhd, there was a pic about a month ago of the hulk along with all the avengers which made up a banner type poster. But "We have a hulk" ha that may have wel been "loki....go f**k yourself!!" Brilliant line.

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