In a surprising move (to say the least), Marvel Studios has released 48-second teaser that reveals portions of the final scene in Captain America: The First Avenger, as well as the post-credits teaser for The Avengers.
The new footage debuted at Yahoo Movies, and is apparently aimed at getting people back into theaters for Captain America. Still, it’s an unexpected strategy.
While the new clips don’t reveal the entire Captain America finale or Avengers teaser, they do offer a spoiler-iffic peek at how the first film leads into the second. The Avengers clip is actually a teaser of a teaser, but it does feature a quick shot of each of the major players on Marvel’s superhero team, as well as a quick clip of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) joking with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) about his “nice swing.”
The Avengers footage is also notable for giving us another look at some of the characters’ redesigned costumes. Both Thor and Captain America have undergone significant redesigns for their return to the big screen, and it’s a nice little in-joke to see Tony Stark wearing a Black Sabbath t-shirt (the band’s “Iron Man” song was sampled heavily in the first Iron Man movie).
In the past, Marvel has been extremely protective of their famous post-credits sequences, so the reveal of so much from the Avengers teaser is a bold move. While it remains to be seen whether it will get more people into the theater for The First Avenger, you have to give the studio credit for trying something new.