The Avengers Japanese trailer

It’s pretty fascinating to watch the trailers that Japan gets for American movies because of the tone and the imagery that editors put in these international trailers. This one shows off a ton of new footage of the as-yet-unnamed alien invaders. Yes, it’s still clear that Loki from Thor is still the head villain and they do show him in his Asgardian gear. 

This trailer did flame the Internet speculation on whether or not the invaders are Skrulls or Kree, despite writer Joss Whedon’s continued denials.

The trailer also introduces two characters that haven’t been shown at all in previous American trailers; Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts and Colbie Smulders as Maria Hill. 

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) are teamed up as Marvel’s famous team, The Avengers. Plus, there’s always Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.

Look for The Avengers in theaters on May 4, 2012. 

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