The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, opens in theaters all over the world next May 4th and Marvel has just released the first trailer! This is the greatest collection of superheros all in one place ever and includes Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) along with Director of the peacekeeping organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Thor's nemesis, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Professor Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard).
The plot revolves around Fury, who needs a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy emerges to threaten global safety and security. Fury spans the globe in a daring recruitment effort the assemble The Avengers.
Looks like Loki is the villain of the piece. It's interesting to see the Cleveland locations that we saw pics of over the summer, in this trailer. This trailer and I'm guessing the film itself is going to rely heavily on the star power of Robert Downey, Jr and his Tony Stark. Iron Man was, after all the film/character that got the ball rolling on the whole Marvel pantheon cinematic reboot. RDJ's gonna do what RDJ does best (and what they pay him the big bucks for). Personally, I think this initial trailer delivers. It gives us an idea of what to expect with the promise of greater things to come. I can't wait!