The trailer for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers has arrived and to me at least it looks like exactly what I was hoping for: Joss Whedon writing jokes for Robert Downey Jr., assuming they haven’t just used up the only good jokes in the trailer anyway. From what I gather, Loki is on the rampage in [AMERICAN CITY] and is mercilessly making cars explode in a bid to rule the world which Nick Fury sees as a sign that it is time to implement his plan: “to bring together a group of remarkable people”. I like that until today this plan has just been filed away along with other untenable plans, but then Nick had the foresight to notice that there were enough individual remarkable people wandering around that you could gather them all together into a legitimate group. This is why he earns the big bucks.
“If we can’t protect the Earth then you can be damned sure we’ll avenge it” – surely naming your team after this maxim is a bit defeatist? Might as well have called the group Plan B.