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To many The Avengers film will be the super bowl of all Marvel Comics movies. It marks the first time that stars of individually successful franchises will team up to play a bunch of larger than life heroes all in a unified storyline. So, what happens when the movie clashes with the real Super Bowl? You’re about to find out.

One of the coolest things about the Super Bowl are the commercials and today you can get an advanced look at The Avenger’s Super Bowl XLVI commercial. We should have hired some cheerleaders to do a little number before you hit play, but do watch anyway. We’ll add pompoms next time.

The commercial is a pretty short one. In fact, it is probably the shortest clip ever to still give me chills. I make mine Marvel and presumably always will. When the city is threatened, our heroes will have to unite for our protection. It did give me a little shiver, and that’s a great sign for director Joss Whedon.

The big question we still have is this: Who are the villains!? In the video you see multiple and massive, fiery explosions coming from strange flying vehicles that are too fast to really hone in on. Of course we know Loki will show his face, but there’s not much more detail than that. I’m good with it. I like to be surprised!