Watch THE AVENGERS Super Bowl TV Spot Tease; Plus Joss Whedon and Samuel L. Jackson Answer Fan Questions

     January 31, 2012


As Marvel is all about social media, the studio assembled a few of the creatives involved in the upcoming superhero pic The Avengers to answer some fan questions on Twitter today. Taking part in the discussion were director Joss Whedon and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, and Clark Gregg. Appropriately, Jackson kicked off the Q&A by tweeting a picture of himself flipping off the camera. The quartet talked a bit about the film (Whedon denied those ridiculous Spider-Man cameo rumors), and Marvel released a preview of the TV spot for the film that will play during the Super Bowl. The TV spot preview is pretty damn epic, and gives us a fantastic look at Hulk. I have a feeling that this is going to be the Super Bowl movie preview that everyone will be talking about. Furthermore, Marvel announced today that not only will The Avengers be released in 3D this May, but they’re also re-mastering the film for IMAX screens. So if you’re looking for a ridiculously immersive experience, check out your favorite superheroes in IMAX 3D.

Hit the jump for some of the highlights from the Twitter Q&A, and to check out the Super Bowl preview. The Avengers opens in IMAX 3D, 3D, and regular ol’ 2D on May 4th.

avengers-cobie-smulders-joss-whedon-samuel-l-jackson-set-photo-01When asked whether or not the film’s plot would be referencing any classic Avengers stories, Whedon replied thusly:

“It’s a combo platter: classic, Ultimate, plus a little ‘Richie Rich’ & ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking.’”

This is about how each question with Whedon went. A bit of truth sprinkled with a healthy serving of wit. The director also put to rest rumors that Spider-Man would be appearing in the film, saying “There is no Spider-Man cameo. But the Avengers do turn off the dark.” Another interesting tidbit, when asked if there were any characters he wanted to include that just didn’t fit the story, Whedon said he’s a fan of the Wasp. Presumably Marvel nixed that idea, as they most likely wanted to keep the film centered on characters we already know/have seen previously in awkwardly-placed cameos.

As for Jackson, he said that we’ll see interaction between Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders’ character all the time, but he cautioned it’s “sorta contentious.” He also affirmed that we won’t be seeing any Fury back story yet (hopefully that Nick Fury movie will come sooner rather than later).

Finally, Hiddleston talked a bit about how Loki has changed in The Avengers:

“More mischievous. More evil. More hubristic. More delusional. More damaged. More badass.”

As for what Loki’s looking for, Hiddleston said it’s not entirely about revenge but moreso identity. He said Loki is looking for “Belonging. Purpose. Self-esteem. Through delusional dreams.” Curiously, just before signing off Hiddleston tweeted the following: “By the way.. IN THE END, IT WILL BE EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.” Hmm. You can catch up on all the tweets at the following Twitter accounts: @Avengers, @clarkgregg, @SamuelLJackson, and @twhiddleston.


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