Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Marvel's The Avengers Movie Has a Trailer

Good news for geeks and those who love comic-inspired movies - The Avengers trailer is now out! 
I've always preferred DC to Marvel, but I do like The Avengers. I have also liked all of the recent Avengers movies that I have seen, and have been pleased at the post-credits teasers leading up to this film. I'm also a rarity among geeks in that I don't worship the ground Joss Whedon walks on, so my anticipation for this film is not about him. Sure I liked Dr. Horrible, but I've only been "meh" on his other work (and no, I haven't seen Firefly or Serenity; stop asking). Still, this is a great cast of people and the source material is an excellent starting point, so I have confidence that Mr. Whedon 


When news that Ed Norton wouldn't be back as Bruce Banner, I was a little apprehensive about this movie. Ok, a lot apprehensive. I really enjoyed his take on Dr. Banner. My fears were assuaged, however, by the casting of Mark Ruffalo. I have always enjoyed Mr. Ruffalo's work, particularly his role in one of my favorite films Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He has a conflicted aire about him anyway, and so I think playing the tormented Dr. Banner is right up his alley. I think he's going to be great. 


I also like the look of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye here. In fact, he looks just like my partner John, which made me smile. 


So, is it next Summer yet?