I love the Avengers. I very much like Joss Whedon, both as a writer and directer. Even so, last night’s Avengers Super Bowl trailer left me a little cold. A commenter at AICN figures out why for me:
Pan around the heroes… Norse god of thunder, Super Soldier, super-power armoured genius, mother fucking HULK, then…
girl with a small gun.
Yes. That’s what didn’t work. Everything about the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 felt like a studio note–from concept, to casting, to execution. This looks unsettlingly like more of the same.