Marvel's Latest 'The Avengers' TV Spot Gives First Look At Loki's Army And Much More

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As we draw nearer to the release of Marvel's The Avengers movie we learn more and more about the film's script, premise, villains and what comics actually inspired the story we'll see play out on the big screen on May 4th, 2012. Two recently released TV spots gave us some clues at what to expect and reaffirms some of what we already knew.

For starters, we knew that Loki would be heading the cast of villains in the upcoming film; but we didn't know who those villains were and what they would look like. The Avengers "Head Count" TV spot is the latest look at Loki's "army" that will be featured in the upcoming film, and they are not a very good looking bunch. Check out the look at the villain about 23 seconds into the clip.

Back in January we reported that the film's Producer Kevin Feige discussed in EMPIRE that the Skrulls would not be appearing in 'The Avengers' and that the "bad guys" would be beings from "one of the other nine realms." If they aren't Skrulls, who could they be? The folks at Splash Page took a look at the clip and pointed out that the bad guy does resemble another character that already exists in the Marvel universe who also happens to have some relationship to Thor. Could it be that the close up shot we get of "Loki's army" is actually from Beta Ray Bill's world? Beta Ray Bill is one of the few worthy enough to have weilded Mjolnir? They certain do bear a resemblance. Last we checked, though, Beta Ray Bill was never an inherently evil guy.

Is that you, Bill?

Plenty of other information has been unveiled on different outlets throughout the web including details about the film's script and the extent of the relationships and interactions we'll see play out between the Avengers characters. For example, we already knew that a lot of what we've seen in the Marvel movies so far has been inspired by the Ultimates line of books, but what we may not have realized is that the script is also inspired by Marvel's recent Civil War story arc.

We know we'll see plenty of action, but will there be romance? If you read Marvel comics and happen to know anything about the Black Widow then you're already aware of her relationship history. So what are the chances we'll be seeing a romance bloom between Black Widow and one of her teammates in the upcoming film? According to actress Scarlet Johansson who plays the Black Widow in the movie, not very likely.

Black Widow and Hawkeye have a history together, having fought a lot together and worked with each other for years as agents of SHIELD. When asked if we see the characters in a romantic situation, Scarlett Johansson quipped 'There’s no time for romance, we have shit to Avenge.'

Somehow, we're not so sure we believe her. In addition to all of that, Whedon also revealed that he will be re-introducing the characters to audiences, making the film very accessible in case you haven't seen all of the Marvel movies thus far. Oh and if you've been waiting to catch a glimpse of the Hulk "raging," then you are in for a real treat. Check out the video below for that as well as a look at the SHIELD Hellicarrier that is set to appear in the film.

What do you think of the latest TV spots for The Avengers? Are you getting excited to see the movie on May 4th? Who do you think Loki's army might be? Check out more revelations about the upcoming film on /Film as well as set photos below.

Source: /Film

#1 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6836 posts) - - Show Bio

Gosh, that would just be too sweet of that was BRB or at least came from the same world as BRB. Those tv spots are totally ELECTRIFYING to me. Gosh, just a little more than a month away!

#2 Posted by AlKusanagi (650 posts) - - Show Bio

They look pretty undead to me.

#3 Posted by Baddamdog (2212 posts) - - Show Bio

'There’s no time for romance, we have shit to Avenge.'

QUOTE FOR THE FUCKIN WIN

#4 Posted by TheGreyOutcastX (2051 posts) - - Show Bio

@Baddamdog said:

'There’s no time for romance, we have shit to Avenge.'

QUOTE FOR THE FUCKIN WIN

Agreed!

#5 Posted by Deadcool (6752 posts) - - Show Bio

...Damn... I don't know what are those things.

#6 Posted by deadpool25mm (614 posts) - - Show Bio

Are they wearing egyptian helmets? maybe Kangs here after all...

#7 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2256 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved the trailer, hearing Stark's view of his Avengers team. His confidence in them. And him standing up to Loki.

#8 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34899 posts) - - Show Bio

I said from day one there wasn't going to be any Skrulls 

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#9 Posted by pspin (894 posts) - - Show Bio

They are probably dishonorable undead Norse/Asgardian warriors because Loki is from Asgard...

#10 Posted by LordRequiem (1323 posts) - - Show Bio

Tom Hiddleston is really great as Loki.

#11 Posted by TheGodofThunder (602 posts) - - Show Bio

I think someone is over looking the fact that beta ray bill is actually a korbanite who's essence was placed in an android body. Yes I can see how they resemble beta ray bill somewhat, they don't resemble beta's race.

#12 Edited by Fantasgasmic (1033 posts) - - Show Bio

Before getting this closeup I assumed that the Army was some non-Frost Giant, Norse race like Storm Giants or Trolls, but Korbonites seems plausible and not rage inducing.

#13 Edited by Gambit1024 (9843 posts) - - Show Bio

Those things look like they'd work for Kang.

To elaborate, their headdresses look somewhat Egyptian. Aren't Kang and Rama-Tut the same guy?

#14 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2256 posts) - - Show Bio

No Skrulls? Then that scene where Thor, Cap, and Iron Man seem to be fighting, isn't at all what I thought it was. And that rumor about Maria Hill is false too.

#15 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (8086 posts) - - Show Bio

BRB! BRB! BRB!

#16 Posted by SpidermanWins (3963 posts) - - Show Bio

The first TV spot gave me shivers down my spine. I cannot express how excited I am. I literally cannot.

@Baddamdog said:

'There’s no time for romance, we have shit to Avenge.'

QUOTE FOR THE FUCKIN WIN

I loved it when Scarlett J said that.

#17 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8061 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope BRB's in this ;3 or sequel or Thor 2...or The Dark Knight Rises

#18 Posted by The Impersonator (5618 posts) - - Show Bio

@Baddamdog said:

'There’s no time for romance, we have shit to Avenge.'

QUOTE FOR THE FUCKIN WIN

#19 Posted by nbradsher (38 posts) - - Show Bio

how is it about civil war?

#20 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

Thank GOD there won't be a Clint/Widow romance. 
 
That leaves plenty of time for Loki to get in on the Widow action <3.

#21 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4760 posts) - - Show Bio

Hulk looks brutal.

#22 Posted by kimjoshu (13 posts) - - Show Bio

WE HAVE A HULK!

#23 Posted by Dru_zod (213 posts) - - Show Bio

Loki; I have an army

Stark; We have a Hulk

Epic

#24 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

That last pic looks like Widow is holding an old musket or something. But you know what, it doesn't matter, she can kill with anything.

#25 Posted by sora_thekey (8184 posts) - - Show Bio

"Who are those creatures?" I just watched two awesome TV Spots... I'm so excited I can't come up with an answer!

#26 Posted by Fetts (4527 posts) - - Show Bio

Beta Ray Bill? I don't think so.

#27 Posted by sparty-dbq (849 posts) - - Show Bio

"When asked if we see the characters in a romantic situation, Scarlett Johansson quipped 'There’s no time for romance, we have shit to Avenge.'"

I love this woman. I really truly do.

#28 Posted by mtrakos (563 posts) - - Show Bio

Please be good, still hate caps costume.

#29 Posted by mickoreo_LZ (250 posts) - - Show Bio

C'mon CV community, we should be able to figure out who those bad guys are! I've heard rumors they are called "The Redacted", and that Thanos will be making an appearance. Can anybody confirm or deny this?

#30 Posted by Inverno (13282 posts) - - Show Bio

I SINCERELY hope Joss Whendon don't screw that up.

#31 Posted by capfan80 (348 posts) - - Show Bio

@mickoreo_LZ: Here are my three guesses:

1. They are the Chitauri who are the Ultimates version of Skrulls but are not technically skrulls so Whedon would not technically be lying.

2. They are Asgardian trolls or dark elves, but I don't think so.

3. Resurrected vikings

#32 Posted by MrSinister616 (43 posts) - - Show Bio

Nine realms?!? They look dead rotting corpses so I'm going for Hel! Hela is Loki's daughter so there is your connection!!!

#33 Edited by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio
@ArtisticNeedham said:

No Skrulls? Then that scene where Thor, Cap, and Iron Man seem to be fighting, isn't at all what I thought it was. And that rumor about Maria Hill is false too.

What rumor about Maria Hill?
 
When I first saw the 'creatures' in Loki's army the brief look of their headbands reminded me of the Destroyer. Maybe Odin didn't build the Destroyer but took it some someone else like Fire Demons. We've already had Frost Giants after all. That or Dark Elves....or Trolls....or Dwarves or something.
#34 Posted by kurai_von_kelps (4 posts) - - Show Bio

1. They are the Chitauri who are the Ultimates version of Skrulls but are not technically skrulls so Whedon would not technically be lying.

I agree with you. That would be good.

#35 Posted by shawn87 (2082 posts) - - Show Bio

One month to go and it's going to be about the longest month ever

#36 Posted by leokearon (1784 posts) - - Show Bio

Look like Badoon

#37 Edited by xanthiss (179 posts) - - Show Bio

So the question is are these Korbinites? The skin tone is off, and basic Korbinites were kinda wimpy as I recall. They were just orange hairless humans, am I right? Beta Ray Bill did not change into the horse face version until he had Thor's power. That said, are these movie versions of Korbinites? Are they Korbinites with god powers? Or not them at all? A lot of interesting questions. I hope Beta Ray Bill comes out of this, but that is asking a lot out of a first movie. Maybe an after the title sequence?

#38 Posted by CATPANEXE (9357 posts) - - Show Bio

Agree with Egyptian and undead comments. Maybe Seth's army.

#39 Posted by joshmightbe (24688 posts) - - Show Bio

The aliens look like what would happen if Beta Ray Bill knocked up a Badoon

#40 Posted by Rixon (15 posts) - - Show Bio

I am eagerly waiting to watch it :) :) : ) : )

#41 Posted by joshmightbe (24688 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rixon: 30 days

#42 Posted by Lvenger (21143 posts) - - Show Bio

Whedon definitely said that Loki's army would be familiar faces to Marvel Comics readers but after seeing the first TV Spot, I have no idea who they are. I guess because they aren't portrayed in their usual form in the comics that I probably would have problems recognising who they are.

#43 Posted by Chaos Burn (1788 posts) - - Show Bio

Phalanx?

#44 Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw (1646 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL we have shit to avenge :D I love scarlet johannson !

#45 Posted by BatWatch (3006 posts) - - Show Bio

I guess it could be Beta Ray Bill's species, but Beta's has sort of snout thing going on. In the Silver Surfer cartoon series, Beta Ray Bill's people were warriors who lived for battle, so that could tie in to the movie. Anybody a Beta Ray Bill expert?

#46 Posted by BlueLantern1995 (2448 posts) - - Show Bio

Go to my article on this and see my opinion.

http://www.comicvine.com/myvine/bluelantern1995/whos-lokis-army-in-avengers-movie/87-79325/
#47 Posted by Sammo21 (700 posts) - - Show Bio

The Avengers has me saying..."What's a Dark Knight Rises?" Honestly, I am even more excited for the new Spider-Man movie than I am Batman.

#48 Posted by caesarsghost (546 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks incredible!

#49 Posted by TheGeekCritique (26 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah... but Beta Ray Bill didn't look like Beta Ray Bill until he picked up Mjolnir. Before that he looked like the rest of his race of orange-skinned humanoids, not these creatures from the Mummy movies.

#50 Posted by sfx_5k (3 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheGeekCritique said:

Yeah... but Beta Ray Bill didn't look like Beta Ray Bill until he picked up Mjolnir. Before that he looked like the rest of his race of orange-skinned humanoids, not these creatures from the Mummy movies.

@xanthiss said:

So the question is are these Korbinites? The skin tone is off, and basic Korbinites were kinda wimpy as I recall. They were just orange hairless humans, am I right? Beta Ray Bill did not change into the horse face version until he had Thor's power. That said, are these movie versions of Korbinites? Are they Korbinites with god powers? Or not them at all? A lot of interesting questions. I hope Beta Ray Bill comes out of this, but that is asking a lot out of a first movie. Maybe an after the title sequence?

It's not true that Beta Ray Bill didn't look like a horse corpse until he picked up Mjolnir.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7gYa9tgG_vU/SggvG4z0t9I/AAAAAAAABHY/HlFGvTpVSeA/s400/214748-89556-beta-ray-bill_super.jpg

The Korbinites turned him into a horse faced cyborg before his meeting with Thor. The only thing that changed once he picked up the hammer was that he got a snazzy new Asgardian outfit and Thor's power.

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