The long awaited trailer for 'The Avengers' is finally here and it looks to be action packed. We see a lot of familiar faces and a lot of the action flashes by quickly. Many have already watched the trailer multiple times (how can you not). Let's take a look and see what we can piece together about the actual plot of the film.
What we knew before was Loki would be involved. That makes sense as it was Loki that was the driving force that brought the team together originally in the comic. Loki isn't one to do all the dirty work himself and we've heard rumors that he might be getting some interstellar help. Could those rumors be true?== TEASER ==
The trailer begins with some explosions in New York City. This is a sign of what's to come. The Army has been called out to face some deadly threat but we all know they won't have the firepower to deal with this.
Being the intro of the trailer, we're getting a sense of what's going on. Last we saw Loki (in THOR), he fell off the Bifrost Bridge. He did make a little cameo at the end so we know he's going to cause some mischief on Earth. When we first see him here, he's in a dark room while some soldiers attempt to apprehend him.
This is going to be a summer action movie. That means you can't have lots of scenes of mass destruction in the city. Hopefully this won't affect tourism in New York City. It's not fully clear if this destruction happens at the beginning of the movie. We know there has to be some major threat that give reason for the Avengers to finally get off their asses and do something together. Who's causing the explosions?
With all that taxpayer property damage, it's time to do something. Agent Coulson and Nick Fury haven't really been see together much. You know if they're getting together, it's serious business. This is the moment before getting the Avengers to fully assemble. While they have been gathered or invited to join the Avengers Initiative, it's doubtful they'd be hanging around whatever location they'll be using as a base. This crazy destruction is going on so it's up to Fury to call them in.
With the team called out, we see glimpses of the individuals as they begin to arrive.
Coulson, "What do we do?"
Fury, "We get ready."
We've seen most of the Avengers now in other movies. As later pointed out by Tony Stark, they're not used to working together. It's going to be up to Nick Fury to motivate them to buy into the idea of the Avengers.
There was an idea, to bring together a group of remarkable people. So when we needed them, they could fight the battles that we never could.
If the scene with Loki at the beginning does come from the beginning of the movie, it could show the start of whatever crazy scheme he has up his sleeve. It looks like he's going to seriously attack the soldiers but we don't know the condition Loki is in and how exactly he arrived on Earth. It could also be part of his plan to get captured. We later seen him being escorted into custody as if he accepted defeat as he gives Black Widow a smug look as he walks by.
The next sequence shows a ship about to crash. There have been rumors that Skrulls will be in this movie. Upon first viewing, I assumed this could be an alien Skrull ship. That most likely isn't the case. It's probably a safer assumption that this is some fancy SHIELD ship or possibly the movie version of a quinjet. Either way, make way below as it's about to attempt a safe landing.
It's obvious that Robert Downey Jr will have some serious screen time in the movie. He's the only character with two movies already under his belt. In the next shot, we see Tony Stark in his typical fashion getting ready to unveil his latest Iron Man suit.
Now it's time for Nick Fury to show he's sexist. He's called the team together but despite Black Widow being present, he refers to them as "Gentlemen."
Gentlemen, what are you prepared to do?
It's kind of funny to think of Fury giving Thor a pep talk.
More shots of the team in action and Stark suiting up in his armor.
We want to see the team fighting some massive enemy together. But with the team just getting together, if they were all chummy from the beginning, that wouldn't be much fun. Each character isn't used to fighting with each other. They probably barely even know each other. As you can imagine, there's going to be some butting of heads before they all become buddies.
Thor and Black Widow watch as Stark and Rogers see who has more testosterone. At least Thor is enjoying the banter.
But the movie isn't going to be all about petty squabbles. In the next shot, you can see Iron Man chasing after a high speed object.
Is that just a regular missile or could it be something...more?
Everyone is getting their share of the action. Fury brings out his guns as Cap and Hawkeye fight in the middle of the battlefield.
Black Widow isn't going to sit out on the action. We saw some of her movies in 'Iron Man 2' and it looks like she's still as deadly as ever.
Are there or aren't there any Skrulls?
Since those sneaky guys are capable of shape-shifting, it's possible they could appear at any time. They could have already been in the trailer multiple times. The next scene gives the impression that perhaps that is the case. Sure superheroes always get into misunderstandings and end up fighting but could it be that one of these two is actually a SKRULL?!?
You'll notice Cap is in an earlier version of his suit and not the...updated version we see him wearing later (and in his locker). Maybe this Cap is the Skrull. If so, for the Skrull's sake, he better hope he managed to get his hands on the actual shield or at least some super-strong alien metal because when that hammer comes down...
Then again, maybe it's just boys being boys.
Captain America reminds everyone that he doesn't just throw his shield around. He has been trained with firearms as well.
In the next shot, we see that ship again which leads us to believe that it is a SHIELD craft and not an alien ship. For some reason, Tony Stark is inside with Loki. If that wasn't bad enough, he's not wearing his armor. Doesn't seem like the smartest move as he gets thrown out.
Now is where we might be seeing more of Loki's plan. He must have allowed himself to be put into custody. Or at least he wanted a place to crash and rest. As he makes his attack, we see that he won't be fighting with his fist. He brought some of his Asgardian toys with him.
Have we seen any signs of Skrulls yet? As the city is under attack, there appears to be some sort of laser blasts unleashed. Could it be from Loki or is this actual fire from a Skrull spaceship. What are Thor and Cap looking up at?
As the Avengers get settled into their new headquarters, we get a nice shot of how Iron Man is able to launch himself out. No more crashing through the ceiling. He appears to have a secret exit underwater.
What about Banner? Is he under some sort of heavy sedation? Is it really a good idea to bring him into the Avengers new base?
We may not see any green-skinned Skrulls but we do (finally!) get a glimpse of what HULK will look like in this movie. Let's hope if there are Skrulls, Hulk will be tearing them apart.
Did you catch anything else? Time to watch it again.