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.
Zoe Saldana transforms into Ellen Ripley from "Aliens" while Nathan Fillion taps into his inner Captain Kirk and Chris Hardwick goes "Back to the Future" as Marty McFly in THR's tribute to graphic novels, with the help of illustrator and artist Reid Kikuo Johnson. View gallery
DC Comics and VICE teamed up to give 20 acclaimed artists a white latex reproduction of Batman's famous cowl and cape and asked them to design what they envisioned the Caped Crusader wearing — this is what they came up with. View gallery