Not a single frame of this movie exists yet, yet we can already see it in our heads thanks to the celebrity circus staged by those Marvel Studios ringmasters at Comic-Con. The graphics-and-voice-over teaser trailer, with Samuel L. Jackson intoning the fabled preamble from the Avengers comics (''And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat...''), literally made my geek nipples hard. Then Robert Downey Jr. walked out and introduced the cast like he was Mick Jagger introducing his fellow Rolling Stones to the fanboy Woodstock. Swoon. Joss Whedon, ever self-effacing, joked that he's going to blow it. We pray that he won't. And we don't think he will. Jeff Jensen
JENSEN'S TAKE: 5 I'm already prepping my blog about this.
Jeff Jensen, Ken Tucker, Lynette Rice, and the rest of EW's team react to the goods paraded out in San Diego; see our takes, then tell us if you're excited about these films, rookie shows, and returning faves