The Avengers: New Japanese Trailer & New Posters

Posted by Grey Thursday, March 15, 2012

The cinematic Avengers assemble once again for perhaps its greatest and without a shadow of a doubt, most revealing trailer, ironically from the land of the rising sun, Japan.

Another week brings us yet another earth-shaking, adrenaline-pumping trailer of the much-anticipated superhero all-star film. But wait, this isn't just another trailer. Hailing from the great land of the rising sun, Japan, the latest trailer for Marvel Studios' The Avengers is no doubt the most revealing trailer till now.

We finally get to hear Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye mutter a line, How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders as badass S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, and surprise surprise, Gwyneth Paltrow reprise her role as Pepper Potts! And perhaps most important of all, a more revealing look at the evil source of support that the God of Evil, Loki, is tapping into... and it ain't the Skrulls!

Courtesy of Yahoo! Movies – Japan, hit the jump to check out the awesome trailer.



On the topic of the Skrulls, we here at The Daily Zombies, being Marvel Zombies ourselves, did some online research on what has been the word out there with director Joss Whedon being out on promotional tours lately. These are our findings:

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Whedon confirmed that there won't be any Kree or Skrulls in the film and they are definitely not the evil source we have been talking about:

"I will say only this: It is not the Kree or the Skrulls… Those two aliens are Marvel mainstays and have enormous backstories. They have a big life of their own that just could not be contained in a film where I already had seven movie stars… The Skrulls — they can shape change. That’s a whole thing. I’ve already got Loki. He’s got magic. Once you got magic along with your Iron Man and your Black Widow — it’s a real juggling act."

In an interview with Collider, Whedon talked about the length of the film:

"My first cut was three hours long and it’s now down to 2 hours and 15 minutes, and I’m extremely proud of that. I had always intended to go over two, under two and a half. There was no way a movie with this many great actors and this much epic scope was gonna clock in under two and not feel a little anemic, somebody wasn’t gonna get their moment if that happened. But at the same time, I get very angry that romantic comedies run over two hours long, it’s like ‘Guys, that’s not okay.’ More isn’t more. I don’t want anything in the movie that shouldn’t be.

There’s a lot of me that got cut out, but I think part of the process in a situation like this is you make the movie, you make your movie, then you remove yourself out of the equation. At some point you stop looking beyond The Avengers movie at your own stuff, you don’t look at that horizon you look at this movie and you go, ‘You know what, The Avengers are more important than I am so these things that I’m obsessed with aren’t necessarily moving the story forward, and therefore they are baggage.’ You can do that in a TV show, you can bring your baggage and sort of lay it out because you have a season to do it, but in a movie you actually have to remove yourself from the equation a bit and when I was finally able to do that, I saw a much clearer road to how to get the best experience for the audience."


Interestingly, Whedon also spoke about the Easter eggs in the film:

"I am not a fan of referencing your own work when it’s in a different universe than what you’re doing. That, to me, is a wink at the audience and winking isn’t actually cool when you’re not, like, 10. When I was 10 my girlfriend thought it was super cool that I could wink, but now you’re just sad if you do that.

There are a couple of mentions of things; we were preserving the continuity and I threw in one or two things where I’m like, ‘Well this is something one of them would say because it’s part of the Marvel universe even if it’s not a part of this movie necessarily.’ I had such a job just making the thing coherent that I didn’t have time to play a lot of games, and I’m not really a fan of that. I do think fanboys will see more in certain bits than everybody else, but ultimately I want them all to have the same experience."


When asked by SFX on the potential sequel, Whedon responded:

"By not trying to [go bigger]. By being smaller. More personal, more painful. By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself."

Following the release of the Japanese trailer, an touched-up new banner and a series of individual character posters were released alongside a Japanese poster that are somewhat reminiscent to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the way the heroes are split into their superhero selves as well as their civilian outfits. Hit the jump to check them out.











Here’s the official synopsis for The Avengers:

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.

Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and Cobie Smulders. The film is currently scheduled to be released in 3D on May 4th, 2012.

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