Ever wondered what The Avengers would be like with less of Joss Whedon’s light-hearted fun and more of the dark, gritty themes of Zach Snyder’s Watchmen? Me neither, but that’s what YouTuber The Unusual Suspect set out to create with his newest style crossover trailer, and it works surprisingly well.
Taking footage from The Avengers as well as several of the Earth’s mightiest’s solo films, the two-minute trailer shows what the film could have been with a much darker tone. It features the same slow zooms, dramatic music, and cameras-inside-mechanical-things of 2009’s Watchmen but now with the ever popular Marvel characters having their saturation turned down to painfully low levels.
For comparison’s sake, have a look at the trailer for the original Avengers trailer, which looks nothing like The Unusual Suspect’s. Then, make sure all your lights off or the reflection will make it impossible to see, and check out one of the official Watchmen trailers. Needless to say, he really did nail the style of Zach Snyder with the fanmade Avengers trailer.
If you’re a fan of this sort of thing, be sure to hop over to The Unusual Suspect’s YouTube channel, where he appears to do a lot of other style mashup type trailers, including Star Wars in the style of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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