This summer, Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers could very well be the biggest summer blockbuster of all time – if the numbers from the latest iTunes trailer are correct. In the span of 24 hours, the action adventure starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson broke the previous record of 10 million views, set during their The Avengers Super Bowl spot. The latest trailer, released only a few days ago on iTunes, Hulk-smashed it’s own record with a record breaking 13.7 million views.

We here at Nerd Bastards probably watched the trailer ourselves on loop for a day straight, but can you blame us? The trailers have been nothing short of awesome, Joss has turned the Marvel franchise into a forced to be reckoned with.

Here’s the official press release from the record breaking viewing:

Marvel Studios announced today that its new trailer for this summer’s most highly anticipated movie, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” has been viewed over 13.7 million times in the first 24 hours of its debut, setting a new record for the most viewed trailer on iTunes ( and the iTunes Trailers app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The new trailer, unveiled Wednesday, February 29, exclusively on iTunes, gives fans an exciting look at “Marvel’s The Avengers”—an action adventure of a lifetime—based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

In “Marvel’s The Avengers” the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

An exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is from Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joss Whedon from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with the screenplay by Joss Whedon.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” will be released on May 4, 2012.

Could The Avengers become one of the top 10 most viewed movies of all time? If these numbers are any indication, maybe so.

Source: Geek Tyrant

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