This weekend at New York Comic Con, Marvel brought some new footage for next year’s highly anticipated film, ‘The Avengers’. The footage was different, at least mostly, from the footage shown at D23, and should be considered spoilers for anyone wanting to go into the film as blind as possible. Hit the jump to read the description of footage.
Thanks to Comic Book Movie for the description.
A little girl runs down the street, through a nondescript Middle Eastern village and into a city. She runs upstairs into a crowded house and starts begging for help from the doctor. The camera pans to reveal Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) standing over a group of very sick patients. He asks if her family has what these poor folks have as well. She says yes and holds up a fist of cash. Bruce follows her.
Cut to Bruce and the little girl standing in front of a rundown shack. She runs forward, but Bruce holds her back and turns around, just as a jeep full of military personnel drives by. Bruce hides his face.
Bruce then follows the little girl into the remote home, far away from the crowded city we saw moments ago and into a shack. He walks through the door just in time to witness the little tyke jump out the window. He immediately knows it’s a trap, “Should have got the money up front, Banner.”
Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) steps out from behind the shadows. “For a man who’s trying to avoid stress, you picked a hell of a place to do it.” She’s not in her usual Black Widow catsuit. Instead, she’s wearing a long dress. She introduces herself as Natasha Romanoff.
Bruce shakes his head, “You brought me to the edge of the city. Are you here to kill me Miss Romanoff? Because that’s not going to work out.”
“I’m here on behalf of SHIELD.”
“What if I say no.”
“I’ll persuade you.”
“What if the other guy says no.” (Crowd goes nuts.)
“You’ve been two years without an accident.” They continue to argue a bit and Natasha reveals that Nick Fury needs Bruce’s help with a Tesseract rock, which has enough energy to wipe out the planet. They can’t find it and they need the best gamma ray scientist for the job. She continues to try to win him over stating, “No one is going to put you in a cage.” But at that moment Bruce loses it. “Stop lying to me!” he yells as he slams his hands on on the table. (Crowd goes nuts again.)
Bruce looks up and Natasha has pulled her gun on him. She’s terrified.
And then it’s a stand-off. Bruce tries to calm himself saying that we can do this without getting “him” involved. Slowly Natasha brings the radio up and orders everyone to stand down. Cut to an aerial shot of the hut surrounded by massive team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, all pointing their guns at the shack.
The footage then cut to a truncated version of the sizzle reel shown at D23, but this one ended with a funny interaction between Banner, Stark and Cap. Stark zaps Banner while he works, trying to prompt a Hulk out but to no avail. Stark is impressed and asks Banner how he’s managed to keep his beast in check all this time. Jazz? Yoga? Cap snaps at Tony, “Is everything a joke to you?” To which Stark replies, “When things are funny.”
Sounds great, doesn’t it? I can’t wait to see it. ‘The Avengers’ hits theaters May 4, 2012.
- D23 Expo: Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ Footage (chipandco.com)
- Entertainment Weekly Gives the First Look into ‘The Avengers’ (chipandco.com)
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