Excerpt: Warner Bros. fantasies have always had a certain memorable flair. Dating back to films like Superman and Blade Runner , a viewer could always be guaranteed a journey into another world. The Avengers would have been the next big franchise for the 75-year old studio. The Bondian suavity and strong-willed heroine were just two elements that might have made this a rich fantasy-adventure. Too bad, then, that it has been so shoddily edited at the last minute.