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Much though I'm looking forward to The Avengers - or Avengers Assemble, as we're apparently supposed to call it now in the UK (ideally without giggling) - and much though I'm looking forward to watching Tony Stark trying to antagonise the Hulk, and lots of stuff blowing up, and lots of fighting of aliens, and robots, and a giant snake, and lots of stuff blowing up, and monsters, and did I mention lots of stuff blowing up? - this latest trailer has me wanting a domestic sitcom starring Loki and Iron Man. It could be called I Love Loki, and they could hang out in Tony's apartment and snark at each other all day. It'd be awesome. Bruce Banner could be the crazy next door neighbour.

A sitcom with explosions, and giant robot fighty things. This is what television is in need of right now. Somebody make it happen.

ETA: Okay, you can have it in English as well now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwxDZFmo54o. I'm rather fond of the Portuguese version, though. Their title is certainly a whole lot better than ours...


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Mar. 30th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
Now, I love "things blow up and people get sarcastic" movies as much as anyone - I'm even planning to go see the new GI Joe movie - but Avengers Assemble?? Really, they thought that was a good idea? You do know why they changed the title, don't you - because you foolish Brits would've ignored all the trailers and posters and advertising and gone in expecting to see Steed and Mrs. Peel. Seriously, that's the reason.

Edited at 2012-03-31 02:40 am (UTC)
Mar. 31st, 2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, I thought that was probably the reason, although there's also a theory knocking around that there's a rights issue. I love the idea that loads of Brits will be sitting in the cinema, watching superheroes fighting aliens, and grumbling to each other because they were expecting Patrick Macnee and his umbrella. It's like the idea that "The Madness Of George III" would have to be renamed, in case people wondered what had happened to parts I and II. How stupid do they think cinemagoers are?!
Mar. 31st, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
It's been done. A few years ago Marvel put out a series of children's comics called Marvel Adventures full of smartly written, funny, wholesome sitcome situations -- with monsters. They're collected in 4-issue digests and they're wonderful.

One story had Spider-Man and the Hulk hanging out at Iron Man's mansion when Hercules asked them to dog-sit for him while he helped his family redecorate, only the dogs in question were giant multi-headed monster-dogs from Greek mythology. Hijinks ensued, ended at a special performance at the Westminster Dog Show.

I'll see if I can find a link to some of them.
Mar. 31st, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
Pirate Thor! Awesome! Thanks for linking to those. :) The doggies are terrific.
Mar. 31st, 2012 03:47 am (UTC)
I love the stark snark in this. I can't wait to see how Mark Ruffalo is going to handle David Banner and the Hulk. I was surprised by how much I really liked 'Thor' but I still have to see Captain America.
Mar. 31st, 2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
Bruce Banner. I made that mistake too - it really annoys the comic book geeks. :) Apparently they changed his name to David for the TV series, but I have no idea why.
Mar. 31st, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
Oh of course! To me he's always David because I love the tv show. lol. But in the comics he's Bruce. On the series he is David Bruce Banner (as it says on his tombstone in the credits.)
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