Trailer Talk: 'The Avengers'

Fans have been cobbling together poster art and faux trailers for the 2012 superhero film ‘The Avengers’ for months. Today, movie audiences get a peek at the real deal – the first official ‘Avengers’ trailer.

In a word – “Oh, yeah.”

Yes, that’s two words. But you’ll forgive us while our inner geek runs wild.

The tease is exactly what comic book fans were waiting for, proof that this is a serious project combining many of the successful elements from past Marvel films.

Is it perfect? All you need to do is look at an uncomfortable Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner to answer that question. The Hulk character proved the thorniest her to bring to the big screen – it took two tries and neither proved as successful as his fellow superhero features. From what’s on display here that may still be an issue.

We’ll likely see more trailers in the months leading up to the film’s May 4, 2012 release. But this first glimpse should be enough to convince skeptics writer/director Joss Whedon could be the right choice for next year’s most anticipated summer movie.

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