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” I’d like to speak with you about the Avengers Initiative ”. Can it really be four years ago that Shield director Nicholas Fury ( Samuel L Jackson ) spoke those fateful words to a surprised Tony Stark ( Robert Downey, Jr. ) at the end ( the very tail end, after the final credits ) of Iron Man ? Marvel fans around the globe were ecstatic. The fabled comic book company was now in the film business ( other characters were licensed to other studios ) and Jon Favreau’s rollicking action hit was the first in their partnership with Paramount. With this bit of dialogue, were they announcing their intentions to team up some of their greatest heroes in one massive movie event? Fans were teased again later that Summer when Stark strode into the bar where General ” Thunderbolt ” Ross was drowning his sorrows at the end of The Incredible Hulk. Expectations rose two years later with Iron Man 2 »
- Jim Batts
Loki might have an army, but The Avengers have the Hulk and that’s very apparent as Mr. Mean-and-Green finally makes a decent appearance.
We’ve seen them bickering and getting on each other’s nerves but the latest trailer for The Avengers shows the super team coming together to do some major ass-kicking. Even Steve Rogers and Tony Start are showing mutual respect this time around.
The earlier clips paid extra attention to the main powerhouses of the group, with an occasional shot of Scarlett Johannson’s Black Widow showing up to break the monotony… and give the fan boys something to drool over. This time, however, everyone gets a little screen time. There’s plenty of Fury, a few quick shots of Jeremy Renner doing his Hawkeye thing, and of course, the Hulk finally comes rampaging onto the scene.
If there were still a few people out there »
- Marty Shaw
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