12:15 PM PDT 10/24/2011 by Rebecca Ford, Andy Lewis
Avengers assemble! The trailer for Marvel's "The Avengers" debuted Oct. 11, almost seven months ahead of its May 4 release. With the full class roster revealed, the trailer unveils several key ways the movie plans to honor story lines that will have longtime comic book fans looking forward to May (while also bringing in an all new audience.)
By the looks of the trailer, this tense relationship will continue in the films. In a scene in the trailer, Captain America (Chris Evans) challenges Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) by asking, "Big man in a suit of armor. Take that away and what are you?" Always armed with a smart answer, Tony Stark responds, "A genius billionaire playboy philanthropist."
Nick Fury originally was a secondary character, a cigar-chomping, Italian-American World War II vet with a dash of James Bond. In the Ultimates reboot, Fury was moved front and center as the leader of the Avengers and re-imagined as an ass-kicking, gun-toting, bald-headed team leader.
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