It began with Thor as Kenneth Branagh told why he chose Thor as a film he wanted to direct: "I knew very little about American comics and of the ones I did know about, I loved Thor. He's a character that is incredibly impressive." The audience seemed genuinely pleased by the choice of Chris Hemsworth and as each trailer was shown, the cheers grew louder and louder.
Not to be outdone was the panel from Captain America. Chris Evans explained the challenges of taking on the title role. "It’s a little intimidating and a little daunting. If I focus to much on it, I’m going to panic," he told the crowd. He also admitted that it had only been five days since shooting began.
When asked about the suit, Evans also admitted that he hadn’t actually worn the suit yet. Director Joe Johnston revealed that the costume is still conceptual and the creative team wanted to make sure it was right. “We are slightly more modern than the original Captain America, but he’s not wearing pajamas - and I’m sure Chris will be happy with that.”
When the panels were finished, no one moved out of their seat. They were waiting and just before they were ready to burst, they heard the magic words, "Oh, and one more thing..." The cheering intensified as Samuel L. Jackson sauntered onto the main stage. Then, one by one, Jackson announced half of The Avengers team. Of course, the ever beloved and highly cheered Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr., came to the stage to announce the rest of the team.
In case you have been on another planet, here is our heroic team: Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man.
Fans couldn’t get enough of their team and none seemed disappointed as Comic-Con once again gave their audience an experience to remember.