“I still believe in heroes.” — Nick motherf–king Fury
Marvel has released an extended version of the Avengers trailer which played during the Super Bowl yesterday. That trailer and another .gif are below, but first, let’s nerd out about the mystery aliens in Loki’s Army. (Spoilers to follow.) BleedingCool put together a great post on who the aliens in Loki’s army seem to be, and it doesn’t appear to be the Skrull or the Kree after all. Here are some screencaps of the aliens falling from the sky, possibly emerging from the top of a building:
BleedingCool also posted some panels from Thor of the Surtur Saga storyline during Walt Simonson’s run, in which the Avengers and the Fantastic Four defend New York City from the sons of Muspell, creatures from Muspellheim, who emerge from a portal atop the Empire State Building and bear some resemblance to the aliens in the movie. Also, in the trailer, a similar-looking portal possibly opens atop the Chrysler building. In both Simonson’s comic and Norse mythology, the sons of Muspell are associated with the breaking of the Bifröst bridge, an event which we already saw happen in Thor, when Thor himself smashes the bridge with Mjilnor. In Norse mythology, it is the sons of Muspell who break the Bifröst bridge, which is a signal of the end times. Geez, way to go, Thor.
“F–king look at Thor, just like, “No, I don’t need a shield. My elbow will repel the blast.’ And it f–king does.” — Annee Maye
Here’s that trailer: