Just when we thought the last trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers had arrived, a newly mixed trailer with new footage shows up over on the Japanese Yahoo! website. By all new footage I don’t mean an extra line of dialogue or two-second extended scene. A mild spoiler warning applies for what lies ahead.
Right away The Avengers Japanese trailer starts with Loki’s airborne army coming through some kind of wormhole in the sky, most likely generated by the Tesseract that S.H.I.E.L.D. has in its possession at the conclusion of Captain America: The First Avenger. This scene dispels rumors that the invaders are the Atlanteans as these foes are clearly coming from another realm. With Joss Whedon already confirming that The Skrulls and Kree are off the table, your guess is as good as mine.
Next we get a couple new shots of the invaders blasting their way through New York City with one intriguing shot mixed in. Gwyneth Paltrow appears as Stark Industries CEO Pepper Potts, looking mighty concerned while aboard a corporate jet. She’s probably airborne near New York City when the attack occurs. This begs the question: is Pepper’s life in jeopardy? Either way, this is the first confirmation that a secondary character from one of the other films other than Thor will appear in The Avengers.
The next chunk of The Avengers Japanese trailer is mostly recycled from the previously available North American versions. However, almost halfway through, Hawkeye gets to spit out a line and it’s almost identical to one he had in Thor.
What comes next can be considered the official full reveal of the Helicarrier. First we get a shot of the Quinjet approaching it over the sea, most likely delivering one or more of The Avengers after a recruiting effort. A little later on, we get to see the Helicarrier raise itself out of the water and into the sky. It’s a beautiful sight, and one that comic book fans have been clamoring for since word of The Avengers movie first broke.
Before The Avengers Japanese trailer end, Maria Hill is given an opportunity to deliver her first lines for us to hear and we get even more new shots of the New York City battle as well as Thor and Loki fighting atop a NYC skyscraper.
The Avengers from director Joss Whedon stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. Look for it in theaters beginning May 4.