New Avengers Promo Image Released by Marvel
08.28.11 by Ryan
While there has been plenty of "spy" video and photos from the set of Marvel's upcoming adaptation of The Avengers — the latest of which showed Loki (Tom Hiddleston) going toe-to-toe against Captain America (Chris Evans) — there hasn't been too many "official" images released by the studio. So far, it's just been the preview teaser that debuted at the end credits of Captain America: The First Avenger and the promo poster Marvel gave away at this year's Comic-Con.
Considering director Joss Whedon and the cast are still making the movie, there's no cause for alarm, but should fans think that the studio is letting the set photos be the only look at the superhero movie, Marvel is getting ready to release Road to The Avengers. It's a small series of stories in the movie continuity that will help familiarize audience members with the characters from The Avengers. Bleeding Cool has the promo image, which, like the poster, has a illustrated photo of the primary cast for The Avengers — Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man (or, really, just the armor), Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk (or the Hulk looking Ruffalo-esque), Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
The stories included in Road to the Avengers include I Am Iron Man, Iron Man Security Measures, Iron Man 2: Public Identity, Iron Man 2: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America: First Vengeance. More details about them can be seen below in the official synopsis for the book .
Gear up for the upcoming Avengers movie with these official in-movie continuity stories starring Avengers mainstays Iron Man, Captain America and the Agents S.H.I.E.L.D.! First, it's an expanded re-imagining of the original Iron Man, featuring bonus scenes not in the movie! Then, it's an all-new Iron Man adventure! What happened between the events of Iron Man and Iron Man 2? How did Tony Stark put a new chapter in the history books? And how did Iron Man break and rewrite all the rules? Then, it's Black Widow, Nick Fury and Agent Coulson in espionage action! Think you know S.H.I.E.L.D.? Check out what you DIDN'T see in the movies! And finally, it's the official comics prequel to the blockbuster Captain America! Steve Rogers is the inspiration for millions during the dark days of World War Two — but where did he get his inspiration from? How did he meet his best friend, "Bucky" Barnes? And what set him on the path to becoming the First Avenger? Experience an all-new Cap adventure on the European battlefields.
Written and directed by Whedon, The Avengers co-stars Clark Gregg as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson, Cobie Smulders S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, and Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig.