As we gear up for the opening of The Avengers on May 4, Marvel is busy releasing countless clips from the movie exclusively on websites all over the internet. The latest one comes courtesy of MSN and features a war of words between Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) as the rest of SHIELD and The Avengers look on.
Up until now, the movie has looked pretty light on emotion and drama, and heavy on mindless action and quips. But this scene reminds us just how talented the actors in this film really are. Hiddleston alone looks like he can carry the emotional burden of the movie by himself with his regal, yet manic, portrayal of Loki. And Jackson's Fury finally does something more than stand around in the shadows delivering exposition. Here, his drive to protect Earth is front and center as he shows us all what a badass he truly is.
If the movie can sprinkle in a few of these intense, dramatic moments, along with some gaudy CGI war scenes, The Avengers could finally strike the perfect balance between story and action that the other recent Marvel movies have failed to do.