Watch This: Vintage Trailer for The Avengers Movie from 1952
Wait - there was an Avengers movie made back in 1952?! No, no that's all just made up, but some guys on YouTube (found via AICN) did decide to whip up a short three-minute black and white trailer based on the question: "What if… The Avengers movie was created years before the actual comic book?" That concept in general is brilliant, but the entire trailer is very impressive. We would definitely be living in a different world (cinematically, too) if this Avengers movie really existed. This is must watch for any true comic book geek, so without further ado: "An astonishing tale, filled with suspense, and terrors from strange worlds…"
If you're looking for a list of footage used, you can find one in the description on the YouTube page. I love all the sounds clips and video clips and everything put into this, it all makes it so awesome. One other reason I wanted to feature this is that it's just a very fascinating concept to think about. Most of these superheroes we now know by the names given to them by Marvel or DC Comics have sort of existed in our psyche as various "extraordinary" heroes of legend. Most of the footage in this had to come from another film originally, right? I also loved the Iron Man stuff the most (his costume, oh man!). What a great find! Did you enjoy, too?