Another week, another barrage of preview clips from Marvel's The Avengers.
Last week saw the release of three Avengers preview clips. The first saw S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) discuss the Tesseract (or Cosmic Cube), while the second saw Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) discussing who has the best tactical advantage while Stark enjoyed a drink in Stark Tower. The week ended with a clip that showed Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) fighting side-by-side against Loki's army.
The latest clip is again, dialogue heavy, as Nick Fury (Jackson) discusses the meaning of power with Loki (Hiddleston) after the latter has been imprisoned in a S.H.I.E.L.D. cell made for the Hulk. Thor (Hemsworth), Captain America (Evans) Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hill (Smulders), and Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) listen in as they talk. watch the clip >> Posted 04.16.12 by Ryan
The Avengers has so much potential to be a mega-hit — the superheroes of Marvel's Iron Man, First Avenger: Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor movies all "assembled" in one movie! — that it seems like everyone wants in on the action, from obvious merchandising tie-ins like coloring books, games, and toys to less obvious ones like cologne (we're not sure we want to know what the Hulk smells like, let alone smell like the Hulk).
The latest to get in on the action is the Wyndham hotel group, which recently launched the HotelsAssemble website. Through the site you can, of course, book a hotel stay, but you can also download a set of awesome wallpapers featuring the star-studded cast of The Avengers — the Hulk wallpaper offers our best look yet at Mark Ruffalo as the "jade giant" — and also play Avengers-themed puzzles and games, answer trivia, read digital comic books, and more. download Avengers wallpapers >> Posted 04.11.12 by BrentJS
Last August, Marvel Entertainment announced the release dates for two, mysterious untitled movies, one that would open on April 4th, and the other on May 16th. It was speculated by every website on the world wide web (including us) that Captain America 2 was likely for at least one of the two dates. So, it was no surprise when Marvel officially announced today that Captain America 2 would fill the April 4th release date.
The move keeps with Marvel's release pattern, which, in its brief history so far has been: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America. 2013 will see the release of Iron Man 3 and Thor 2, with Captain America 2 following in 2014. Whatever Marvel decides to put into that May 16th slot could break the pattern, even if it ends up being The Incredible Hulk 2. more about captain America 2 >> Posted 04.05.12 by Ryan
We are now officially a month away from when The Avengers reaches theaters and Marvel is spreading the word with a new preview clip and a new TV spot.
Combining the collective efforts of every movie Marvel Studios has done so far — 2008's Iron Man, 2008's The Incredible Hulk, 2010's Iron Man 2, and last year's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger — The Avengers assembles characters from each of those movies, as revealed in the latest TV spot. Titled "Team," the spot starts with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) firing on New York City, prompting Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to declare "we are at war" and "we need a team." The TV spot then shows off each member of the team, revealing Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) de-armoring into Tony Stark, Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) transforming into the Hulk, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) strapping on his quiver of arrows, and ending with Captain America (Chris Evans) asking Thor (Chris Hemsworth) if he's "sure about this" — amongst other snippets of new footage. watch the TV spot and preview clip >> Posted 04.04.12 by Ryan
The Avengers may be the biggest movie of the year, let alone the summer, but that doesn't mean it's the easiest franchise to jump into. Building from five prior movies with wildly varying backstories and tones means that it's easy for anyone to be lost. To solve this problem, we made a Cliff's Notes–style primer of the team members being featured in the flick in case you've missed some of the movies. But while compiling this, we were struck by how many of the dozens of Avengers members missed the cut. So alongside the A-Team, we put together a list of some of the more, frankly, disappointing superheroes who at one time or another were on the team, and why we're glad they didn't make the cut.
The Avengers primer >> Posted 04.03.12 by reelz
With just over six weeks before the opening of Marvel's adaptation of The Avengers, several new photos from the movie have arrived online, the first since a pair of stills featuring S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) were released earlier this month.
Smulders is nowhere to be found in the latest The Avengers images, which instead feature individual shots of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes." Those expecting action might be a bit disappointed with the pics. If, however, you want to see Thor (Chris Hemsworth) standing in a forest; or Dr. Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) actually working as a scientist; or another shot of Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) walking down a corridor in what could be the inside of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, these are the pics for you. Don't worry, there's plenty to see, including a look at Iron Man's (Robert Downey Jr.) armor, and more looks at Black Widow, Hawkeye, and S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). check out the photos >> Posted 03.21.12 by Ryan
Finally, Marvel has released a new trailer for The Avengers, the first new footage from the highly anticipated comic book movie since the arrival of its Super Bowl Ad earlier this month. Marvel has been making a bit of a promotional push for the trailer this week, revealing a new poster and allowing Entertainment Tonight to release a sneak peek of the trailer to go along with some behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast.
In the latest trailer, fans get to see S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) assemble Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) for the "Avengers Initiative" while Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) finds Dr, Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). While the team is obviously put together to battle Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the trailer reveals another threat that Loki is using to destroy "Earth's Mightiest Heroes." watch the trailer >> Posted 02.29.12 by Ryan
The most recent issue of Empire reveals several images of the Avengers team on its varied covers. Though the covers are mostly made up of individual character posters and banner posters that were released last year, the magazine does include some quotes from Chris Evans (via ScreenRant), who describes what it was like for him to arrive on The Avengers set for the very first time and interact with other superheroes after going solo in last summer's Captain America: The First Avenger.
read more of evans' comments and see the photos >> Posted 01.28.12 by Ryan
The first time I came on set and saw other people in costume, it was a night-time scene in the woods and it involved myself, Chris Hemsworth and [Robert] Downey Jr. I had just seen Thor maybe two nights before, so I got on set and I saw Hemsworth in the cape and immediately thought, "God, there’s Thor, I’m looking at Thor," and then I saw Downey Jr. in the suit.
After sharing space on the last two sets of banner posters for writer-director Joss Whedon's The Avengers, Marvel Studios has released a series of solo character posters featuring "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" — Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) — and their nemesis, Thor's twisted brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Also receving his own poster is S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who first made an appearance in the famous end-credits scene in Iron Man and is the mastermind behind the super-team. see the new posters >> Posted 12.21.11 by BrentJS
After a small break, The Avengers news is starting to appear everywhere again. Just yesterday, new character poster banners were released for Marvel's upcoming comic book adaptation, and today, Yahoo has posted an interview with writer-director Joss Whedon.
The Avengers combines the individual characters from Marvel's previous movies, and the task of combining a god of thunder with, say, a government agent whose expertise is with a bow and arrow, proved challenging. "At the end of the day, the guy with the bow and arrow is a lot easier to write gags for than the god," Whedon admitted. "But we created a situation where everybody can be useful, and everybody can be in jeopardy, and they really can act as a team, even though — as we have known from the first issue of The Avengers comic — there's no reason for these people to be on the same team."
Once Whedon found a way to combine the characters, there was also the task of putting them into action.
whedon discusses the individual characters >> Posted 11.18.11 by Ryan
I had one week where we shot basically the entire team arguing. I was like, "If I can get through this week, no bullet can harm me." And that week actually was complex, but went off really, really well. Then we got to the cars exploding, and I realized, "Well, this is actually much harder."And what's harder about it was that, trying to keep action from being generic — from being the same gag over and over and over — it's extremely tough. Because we have a go-to, and it's the cars flip over and blow up. And to take that and go, "Okay, well, how do I contextualize this? How do I make it matter, and how do I make it different, and how do I differentiate all their powers and their actions?"