Good point… just one problem.
Most people (at least from my consensus of asking) aren’t Marveling at it, and prefer the old one. I watched the old ones several times personally. They personified the feel of Marvel and the only satisfyingly descriptive word of them is “epic.”
This one I watched once, have skipped it ever since, and have no intention of ever watching it again. It’s not a bad intro, it’s just not as good as the old one.
And if resources were an actual problem, by all means, they could have just used a different one of the 3 or 4 older ones and added the new characters.
The way I’ve started thinking about it though is that maybe they did it the way they did to appease the comic book guys. From that sense, it’s a pretty good into. It’s like a wordless comic slideshow. The guys REALLY into comic books probably enjoy it more than the old one, and can probably get the same feel out of it that they do from reading the favorite comics.
The issue there is… I’m going to go ahead and say that most people playing Marvel probably don’t give much of a damn about comics. I sure don’t. Nothing against them, but since I can just watch a movie instead, I’d rather not bother reading them. Relevance to the intro being, why do I want to see a bunch of still images when they’d be far more interesting moving. That goes double for a fast-paced action fighter like Marvel.