A couple days ago we covered the release of the second full-length trailer for The Avengers. The trailer was met with wild enthusiasm from fans who have been waiting to see the Avengers on the big screen for years. Many of these fans worried that Joss Whedon, who directed the film, would not be able to give Marvel’s heroes the big screen debut they deserved. While the trailer didn’t quite put all those fears to rest, it certainly gave the fans reason to be excited.
Avengers fans, though, aren’t the only ones with reason to be excited. Apparently the trailer, which hit the iTunes Trailers site first, set a record for the most views in 24 hours. An amazing 13.7 million people saw the trailer on the iTunes site, not to mention those who saw it on YouTube.
The Avengers stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Marvel Studios has been building toward this movie for years, with a series of movies featuring Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, and Captain America. The movie is set to open on May 4th.
And in case you missed it – and because it’s always worth another viewing – here’s the trailer again:
Were you one of the 13.7 million people who watched the trailer on iTunes? Will you be seeing the movie when it comes out in May? Let us know in the comments.