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New Avengers TV Spots Debut

Marvel debuted two new television spots over the weekend for director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, “Head Count” and “We Are at War,” the first of which offers perhaps our best look to date at Loki’s mysterious minions/allies. (Are they the Disir? Maybe?)

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures Marvel’s The Avengers — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Opening May 4, The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson, Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Selvig.


  • Patrick Keely

    Awesome stuff.  I can’t wait for the movie!

  • Mythos

    The Disir make sense, actually. They look similar to the movie’s creatures and are tied to Asgard.

  • Lacrima

    Kind of hard to tie it in though, ’cause of their back story… you’d need to explain to the audience the relationship btwn Bor, Odin, Thor, Hela and the Valkyrie, and the concept of Valhalla… Besides, the Disir didn’t go attacking mortals…

  • Lacrima

    They look slightly reptillian… i’m thinking Badoon.

  • Erikgalston

     that’s what i’ve been thinking all along.. plus they keep saying they want to launch Guardians of The Galaxy and who did the original team fight.. the badoon..

  • Anonymous

    During Walt Simonson’s Thor run, the famous Surtur Saga storyline — which at one point brings in both the Fantastic Four and The Avengers in an attempt to help save the day against attack by an overwhelming force in New York.

    What you see here are the sons of Muspell, creatures from Muspellheim, dropping into the streets of Manhattan to wreak havok. In both Norse myth and Simonson’s comics, this storyline also involves the breaking of the Bifröst bridge, but as some of that has been played out in last year’s Thor, Joss Whedon’s script for The Avengers probably won’t be going beat-for-beat with what we’ve already read in the comics.
    In Simonson’s storyline, the Sons of Muspell come to New York via a portal near the top of the Empire State Building.

    This too is echoed in scenes from The Avengers. In that first trailer, note a glimpse of some sort of large arch structure with the warriors dropping down from it, and also note the Chrysler building.

    They are from one of the Nine Realms of Asgard, so it would not be a stretch. Based on all the footage, it seems like they are the most likely villians. See the Original article here:

  • William Hodge

    Awesomeness!  The Hulk is looking Incredible!

  • Scott Stafford

    I’m betting they’re Korbinites.  Tell me those guys don’t look like Beta Ray Bill!

  • lead_sharp

    Wouldn’t that be so great!

  • ATK

    I had an interesting thought…Doom Bots?

  • Lord Prong

    They look like dead Asgardians – maybe Loki has conquered Valhalla or Hel and brought them to Earth.

  • Mak

    Man…. They can be Who ever the producers want them to be. More than likely whom ever they are, they’ll have a totaly different back story than what we’ll know.