‘Avengers’ Galore: ‘What We’re Doing Here Is Completely Unprecedented’ — VIDEO



ALTThe first trailer for The Avengers was downloaded off iTunes 13.7 million times in its first 24 hours. Anyone wondering what the definition of “anticipation” is now has a clear answer. But that first sneak peek of the epic superhero team up had its problems — the team element felt forced, the playful banter lacking and, for an epic summer event film, the scope was limited (does the entire movie take place on a New York City street?). There was hope, sure, but eyebrows were raised over whether Avengers could deliver on its promises.

Now, a little over two weeks until its release, Avengers is stepping up its game. The curtain is more than pulled back — it’s been completely obliterated. Following up a thrilling clip of Scarlet Johansson kicking butt as her superheroic alter ego Black Widow, Marvel/Disney have released a handful of new clips featuring the name cast — including Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Samuel L. Jackson — unleashing everything they’ve got. The final snippet of video, a featurette on the making of the film, will sufficiently pump you up. As director Joss Whedon elegantly puts it: “this has never been done before.”

And now we finally believe him.

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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.