I'm pretty sure I unconsciously make deals with God every so often to make sure that should I be destined to die of anything other than old age that He give me a life long enough to witness certain cinematic moments. In the 90s, I wanted to make sure I saw all the Star Wars prequels. Later, I had to be around long enough to catch the Lord of the Rings trilogy in its entirety. On TV, I prayed that nothing would ever stop me from seeing the end of LOST (and now the Breaking Bad finale coming next year). But now, when it comes to movies, I will start making deals with God, the devil, 'round-the-clock on-call medical teams, and Vegas bookies to make sure I survive to see the Avengers film next May 2012.
I work out, eat healthier, and I don’t play in traffic. Hopefully, the odds are in my favor, because this is THE epic midnight screening amongst the geeky hordes of Marvel fandom that cannot be missed!
Want proof? Here’s the first official trailer for the film along with a few screenshots taken from it below…
Oddly enough, we still don’t get to see the great army that Loki has gathered from his inter-dimensional travels after his Thor movie defeat. I won’t spoil who they might be with the speculative spoilers that are already out there, but I’m hoping we see them in future trailers or officially unveiled in a special presentation at WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim (hint hint).
TO MARVEL AND JOSS WHEDON – All I ask is that we never ever ever get to see the heroic angle money shot of the whole team standing in one frame with Captain America shouting “Avengers Assemble!” UNTIL we see the actual movie!
Don’t ruin that moment by putting it in any subsequent trailers. It HAS TO be experienced in the movie itself at the start of the final battle. I beg of you. Don’t take that epic moment away from the movie. It won’t sell more tickets by putting it in a trailer and will only seem anti-climactic witnessing it in the movie after seeing it a billion times in the trailers and various tv commercials. I’m serious. And I think fanboys around the world would agree. Of course, that’s assuming that scene is even in the movie (hint: it kinda has to be if you want to slam dunk this thing).
Avengers assembles in theaters May 2012!