Shocker: That Avengers trailer recycled a shot from Iron Man

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Dec 15, 2012

Recycling paper and plastic is cool—not to say environmentally correct. Recycling a scene from Iron Man and putting it into the awesome Avengers trailer? Maybe it's a little less so.

The whole ''shocking'' affair was noticed by Bleeding Cool, whose writers either 1) have very, very keen eyes and/or an eidetic memory 2) have a lot of time to spare and research everything they see 3) have Star Trek's android Data working for them—positronic brains always come in handy in those situations or 4) all of the above.

Here's the shot of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) taken straight from the Avengers trailer:

And now here's the shot taken from the first Iron Man film:

We can't argue that both shots are extremely similar. And if you peer very closely at both pictures (just click on them to make them bigger if you need to) and scrutinize them, you'll see the same scuff marks on the ''collar'' section of the Iron Man costume, and you'll also notice the same light and shadow effects on both helmets.

Now whether that particular shot will actually make it in the final film can be anyone's guess. It's highly probable the recycled Iron Man shot was used in the trailer because Avengers director Joss Whedon and team haven't finished all FX shots needed for the film yet—since the mighty Avengers are not due to assemble on the big screen for another seven long and painful months.

But what do you guys think? Are you shocked Marvel studios recycled an Iron Man shot for its Avengers trailer? Or does it not bother you in the least?