Unfortunately, it seems Disney geeks aren't as crafty as the ones at Comic-Con, so we don't have the footage for you here.
Yeah! We said it! Having your cameras and cell phones confiscated is no excuse! What kind of nerds are you?!
We kid, we kid. It's good you all followed the rules … nerds.
Anyway, at the D23 Expo this weekend, The Avengers not only showed up in person to say hello to the fans (above), but some never-before-seen footage was shown for the fans to ogle. The two clips shown were a bit SPOILERY, so if you want to be kept in the dark, we suggest you don't ready any further. For the rest of you…
The first clip goes a little something like…. Fade up. Loki, Thor's evilicious brother enters a round cage with glass walls. He's been locked up tight in this room by Nick Fury, who we see walking over to a control panel outside the room. Fury speaks to Loki: "In case it's unclear, if you try to escape, if you so much as scratch that glass…" A pause. Fury presses a button and gaping hole appears on the floor of the cell. Inside the hole, you can see dark clouds and lightening. Clearly, they are in the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier. Fury continues his taunting, "…that's 30,000 feet straight down a stainless steel tube." Stone-faced, Loki praises the "impressive cage" but notes that it was probably not built for him. Fury responds that it was indeed built for someone a lot bigger and stronger. Loki understands, saying "a mindless beast makes play he's still a man," a reference to the Hulk.
The second clip, while much shorter, featured a little glimpse of the whole team, from Black Widow to Captain America, and instantly gave the flick it's tagline before the world has even seen it. At the end of the clip, Loki assesses The Avengers and doesn't find them to be much of a threat. He insists to Tony Stark, played by the delicious Robert Downey Jr., that he has an "army." Straight-faced and perfectly confident, Tony Stark replies, "We have a Hulk."
Cut to black. Outrageous applause. People fainting in the aisles. Life will never be the same.
If there was ever a doubt that this wasn't going to be incredible before, we hope those doubts are gone now.
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