Second The Avengers Preview Clip All Business
04.10.12 by Ryan
Last week, Marvel released the first preview clip for The Avengers, which saw Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) tied to a chair and talking to S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) on a cell phone only to kick and punch her way to freedom. With the movie's release date less than a month away, promotion is at a fever pitch, and many might assume that the next preview clip might also be an action-packed scene from the upcoming comic book adaptation, perhaps more of the forest-set confrontation between Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) or even more of Tony Stark (Downey) talking with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in Stark Tower about who will defeat whom before throwing Stark out a window.
Instead, while appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman, Cobie Smulders brought a clip that sees her character of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill talk with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) about the Tesseract — known as the Cosmic Cube in the Marvel comic books and previously shown in Captain America: The First Avenger and in the post-credits scene in Thor — and how to maintain security measures around it. If you like action as much as rapid-fire dialogue, consider this clip "action-packed."
The Avengers was written and directed by Joss Whedon (Serenity) and co-stars Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.