It’s a great week to be a geek. We started things off with the first official “Avengers” trailer, and we’re closing out with the second season premiere of “The Walking Dead” this Sunday evening (October 16). On top of that, New York Comic Con is going on for those of us fortunate enough to be hanging in the Big Apple. Really, does it get any better?
Why, yes it does, thank you for asking!
“Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman is in town for NYCC this weekend, and he swung by MTV News headquarters earlier to chat about the season premiere and his new “Dead” novel, “Rise of the Governor.” But while we had him in our clutches, we couldn’t let Robert, a lifelong comic book reader and one of the top writers in the field, get away without talking about the new “Avengers” trailer. What ensued was a full-blown “Avengers” trailer commentary filled to the brim with Kirkman’s unique and hilarious insight into the upcoming Marvel Studios blockbuster.
Some out-of-context samplings of Robert’s comments:
» “I think you could put Iron Man in almost any movie, and I would go see it. Like, the new ’Twilight’ movie. I’m not really into that stuff, but if you put Iron Man flying in the new ’Twilight’ movie, I’m totally going to go see that movie!”
» “If you look at the way that [Robert Downey Jr.’s] goatee is designed, people are going to get that tattooed on their backs at some point. It looks like some kind of weird tribal spaceship design or something. It irks me!”
» “You don’t need to have Samuel L. Jackson shooting a rocket launcher. That’s not necessary. This already looks like a good movie, and I’m probably going to see it anyway. But at the point that Samuel L. Jackson shoots a rocket launcher, I think to myself, ’I’m probably going to see this movie twice.'”
“The Avengers” hits theaters next May, and of course, “The Walking Dead” crawls back onto television this Sunday (October 16) at 9/8c.
Tell us what you think of Kirkman’s “Avengers” trailer commentary in the comments section and on Twitter!