Monday, February 06, 2012

The Avengers Hit the Super Bowl

As we've come to expect with the big game ever year, yesterday's Super Bowl offered up fresh looks at some of the anticipated heavyhitters populating movie screens in the next few months. In addition to the G.I. Joe spot we already talked about last week, there was also a new teaser for The Avengers, which Marvel helpfully released online with thirty seconds added on. There's some stuff in there we've already seen, but plenty we haven't, including our first clear look at Mark Ruffalo's take on the Hulk (above). Also, the bit at the end with the titular team gathered back-to-back (to-back-to-back) does a whole lot of the heavy lifting. Just a great, iconic shot.

After the jump, check out the extended spot for Disney's upcoming John Carter, a long-in-coming screen adaptation of the literary sci-fi hero created by Tarzan's Edgar Rice Burroughs. I was on the fence about this when I saw the first trailer last fall, feeling that it looked like what you'd end up with if you stuck Prince of Persia and Tron Legacy in a blender and hit purée, but the more I've seen, the more I've been coming around, and I'm actually look forward to checking it out when it opens in a few weeks.

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