Comic-Con: New Avengers Posters Revealed; Plus Brief Update from Joss Whedon
07.25.11 by Ryan
While not trying to out-do last year's "assembled" cast line-up of the upcoming The Avengers movie that was the highlight of the convention, Marvel Studios is still using Comic-Con to help promote the comic book adaptation by releasing more of the concept art character posters that started with Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) last week.
Marvel began unveiling more posters on Friday, beginning with Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and slowly expanding with Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) with Agents Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), and, finally, the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). All the posters were available at Marvel's booth.
Marvel also released a stitched-together version of the characters posters that features the entire cast, which you can see below.
Marvel didn't premiere much footage at Comic-Con, with the exception of the premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger (so, really, more than two hours of footage was shows) and a clip of short movie called "The Consultant", one of two shorts that will debut with the Thor Blu-Ray that involve Gregg's character of Agent Coulson, prompting Gregg to storm the stage after the clip to mock-arrest Marvel COO Joe Quesada during his "Cup 'o Joe" panel for showing the footage.
Avengers director Joss Whedon was also there, and briefly discussed, amongst other things, what it was like to work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with characters he didn't create as opposed to the ensembles he created in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly/Serenity (via Collider).
It’s not actually that different. You establish a good relationship with the actors and then work within the parameters of whatever the project is. It hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be. The characters in The Avengers mesh really well with all of their differences. The actors are having a great time working off of each other. The group of actors is actually a better team than The Avengers are.
The Avengers won't open until next summer on May 4, 2012, and will co-star Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig.