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
Even though The Avengers has already had its worldwide premiere and it's set to open nationwide in less than three weeks, writer-director Joss Whedon's work is far from done. No, we're not talking about the rumor — started by Robert Downey, Jr. and confirmed by Mark Ruffalo, but denied by Whedon and Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige — that Whedon was planning on shooting one more scene for the movie after its premiere, but the work that Whedon will be putting into the home video version of The Avengers.
In a recent interview with Collider, Whedon revealed that his "first assembly" of the movie "was three hours long," and had to be trimmed down considerably for the theatrical release. Much of that material will never see the light of day, but Whedon promised that "at least 30" minutes of deleted scenes will be included on the DVD/Blu-ray release of the movie. what did whedon say? >> Posted 04.16.12 by BrentJS
It hasn't been easy keeping up with the barrage of TV spots, preview clips and featurettes for Marvel's The Avengers, but for those keeping track, the fourth preview clip has been released.
While only 30 seconds in length, the latest clip is a welcome return to action after the previous dialogue-heavy clips — one of which saw S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) discuss the Tesseract (or Cosmic Cube) while another featured Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) engaging in a casually intense chat about who was gong to beat whom. There's hardly any dialogue at all in the latest clip, which features Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) fighting side-by-side against Loki's secretive army of... aliens? watch the clip >> Posted 04.14.12 by Ryan
With The Avengers mania at a fever pitch, fans can now download their favorite team member to their desktop or toast their favorite character with a can of Dr. Pepper. There's also an almost daily outpouring of TV spots and preview clips, the latter of which had S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) helpfully explaining the Tesseract (or Cosmic Cube, depending on your fanboy acumen).
The third preview clip for The Avengers is similarly dialogue-based, but gives fans a bit more of what they want. Released by MTV, it shows Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in a verbal tête-à-tête with Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Talking in Stark Tower, Tony hands the Norse god a warning since he's managed to "piss off every single" member of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. watch the clip, TV spots, and featurette >> Posted 04.11.12 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
On the heels of the news that Marvel has made Captain America 2 official with a 2014 release date, the studio has also released a minute-long TV spot for The Avengers which focuses on Cap's leadership.
While The Avengers is also the first movie to feature Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) since their individual movies debuted, Cap's acclimation to the present after being frozen in a huge chunk of ice will be a huge part of the character's journey in the movie. The beginning of the TV spot addresses that very issue, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) trying to bring Cap "up to speed on" on the world so that he can lead the Avengers against Loki (Tom Hiddleston). watch the tv spot and see the poster >> Posted 04.06.12 by Ryan
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
The Avengers release is less than six weeks away, and no one knows that better than Marvel Studios. To keep its superhero team-up movie in the public eye, the studio recently released an IMAX TV spot and several rounds of new photos of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" in various forms of repose.
The latest "reminder" from Marvel is a new featurette that explains how Marvel decided to make The Avengers by looking back at the entire Marvel's "Cinematic Universe." The clip includes footage from 2008's Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk through to last year's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. There's also commentary from writer-director Joss Whedon and producer Kevin Feige, as well as stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans. watch the featurette >> Posted 03.26.12 by Ryan