New “Avengers” Details & Footage Revealed At D23 Expor

Comic-Con was huge this year, but one of the many films missing from the festivites was Marvel’s upcoming Avengers film. The reason for this isn’t because Marvel suddenly picked a fight with the world’s biggest con, but because Disney, who recently acquired Marvel, wanted to keep all the goods for themselves.

Disney’s “con” of sorts, D23, took place this weekend and while no recording devices were allowed inside any of the panel, SlashFilm took diligent notes on everything learned about the upcoming Avengers film. Not only did the site’s lucky writer get to see new footage, but it seems like we can confirm with 90% confidence that Loki’s use of the cosmic cube to bring the Skrull to earth IS the plot of the film.

Click below to read their synopsis of the panel, but stay clear if you don’t want anything spoiled. It’s mostly talk of Nick Fury and Loki, but there are a few mentions of the heroes we long to see side-by-side on screen.

It begins with Loki being locked in a large, circular glass room that’s very technologically advanced. Nick Fury walks in, presses some buttons on a touch screen and warns him: “In case it’s unclear, if you try to escape, you even scratch on the glass, it’s 30,000 feet straight down.” We see the floor open up revealing we’re on the Helicarrier. Loki says it’s an impressive cage, but not for him, and challenges Fury by asking how desperate is he to do what he has done. Fury retorts by saying that Loki has brought his world to the brink of war and “you kill because it’s fun, so you made me very desperate.” Loki taunts him by saying Fury was so close to true power. He had the tesseract (aka the Cosmic Cube) and but now he, Loki, will remind you what real power is. Fury responds by saying, “Tell me if real power wants a magazine.”

Meanwhile, as Loki is delivering that speech, we see The Avengers all sitting around a table with Thor standing in the middle (this is the footage from the brief teaser trailer) watching Loki on a monitor. It ends with Bruce Banner, wearing purple, (Mark Ruffalo) saying “He really grows on you doesn’t he?”

Cut to Nick Fury explaining that S.H.I.E.L.D. had an idea to bring together a group of extraordinary people who could fight the battles we never could. As he’s saying this, we cut around what the Helicarrier, seeing various S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and such.

Next we see Tony Stark behind a bar and he says, “Let’s do a head count.” This is all intercut with footage. “We’ve got two deadly assassins,” Black Widow and Hawkeye on a bridge next to a crashed car. “A demi god,” Thor looks up menacingly, then we see him jumping in slow motion swinging his hammer at Captain America. “A legend that actually lives up to the legend,” this is Captain America, who we see looking at his new suit and jumping away from an explosions. And Stark ends with “and somehow you managed to piss them all off.” The reveal is he’s talking to Loki. Loki says, “I have an army.” Stark says “We have a Hulk.” We then see a transforming leg and the new Hulk screaming into camera. Title card.

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