The Avengers movie… 1952 edition.


This video is a trailer that answers the question of what if Marvel’s “The Avengers” was a movie made in 1952– before the comic book was ever created?

Ivan Guerrero, who had also created a 1950s version of The Empire Strikes Back, has crafted this vintage preview of an Avengers film using bits and pieces from over 50 science fiction movies. This Timely/Atlas Avengers “premake” focuses on the Secret Invasion storyline and includes a roster that’s a mix of the original comic book (Cap, Thor, Iron Man, Giant Man, Wasp, Hulk) and the upcoming Marvel movie (Hawkeye, Black Widow, Nick Fury).

Upon first glance, you’d think this was an authentic movie. Even check out the description posted with the video:

“Lost in the annals of time and space, comes this magnificent motion picture of epic proportions. Taking a page from such horror classics as “Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman” and “House of Frankenstein,” Timely Atlas Studios (the precursor to Marvel Studios), created the first superhero movie team-up. “The Avengers” featured an awesome array of characters such as Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man in a larger-than-life battle against evil aliens from the planet Skrull. Face front true believers, this one is for the funny books!”

Here’s a frame-by-frame breakdown of the trailer:

 

Stay tuned this week for an all-new episode of the Cold Slither Podcast, where we will be discussing the upcoming Avengers movie as well as reviewing all of the Marvel films leading up to the upcoming summer blockbuster!

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