Avengers Assemble, directed and written by Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) and starring Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and many more is out next Thursday in the UK. And to celebrate, Flickering Myth is staging a 'Road to The Avengers' themed week, revisiting the films that comprise its rather impressive prologue. But reviews can only quell one's appetite so much. Here are two clips that have been posted online from the film...
Iron Man vs. Thor
400%, eh? It appears as though Thor's hammer, Mjölner, can be used to power up Iron Man's suit. The clip suggests a much larger combination of each hero's respective power for the film's climactic battle.
Loki vs. Nick Fury
Whedon once said in an interview about Avengers Assemble that, if it were up to him, the entire film would be the five central characters sitting in a room, talking - which is how all action films should be approached.
His ability for dialogue is shown in full force here, as Loki (Tom Hiddleston) belittles the Hulk's cage, threatening Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Earth as he does.
But... Avengers Assemble?
'Assemble' isn't the most exciting of words. It's not much better than 'Avengers Meet-Up', or 'Avengers Gather'. The Americans get to keep the original title, The Avengers, because Marvel apparently want no connection with the British 60s television series of the same name. Nor its 1997 film adaptation, which is more understandable.
In fact, you know what it reminds me of..?