So, next Friday is Avengers day (or the Friday after that for Americans, ) at long, long last. I'll have to wait an extra 24 hours to go see it on Saturday instead, but after 5 years, what's another day? Anyone else planning on heading out over the next fortnight to watch comic book and cinema history? If not, why the hell not? If so, what's got you most excited? I've gotta admit that the fact that this is the ultimate comic book movie and it's being made by Joss fucking Whedon is enough to have me bouncing off the walls over it. It's especially enticing given that all the movies bar one so far have been fantastic (and even Hulk's was a far better effort than his last) and while that may give this movie even more to have to live up to (as if the pressure on it wasn't enough), I don't really see any room for failure here. If there's one person in the whole wide world that can do a huge ensemble super-natural/sci-fi epic and do it damned well, it's Joss Whedon. I think there's also a lot to be said for how much inspiration the movie will take from the brilliant first Ultimates run (though Loki's involvement makes it overall a bit of a hybrid of the two universes - which is appropriate enough, really). It's been confirmed now that the alien army is the Chitauri (the Ultimate version of the Skrulls), and while we probably won't be seeing the same internal drama that the first run of the Ultimates featured (especially since the Pyms won't be present), I'm sure we'll see a fairly similar story progression where the heroes spend a fair amount of time initially fighting eachother, before coming together towards the end to kick the Chitauri's ass back to space.