At last night’s world premiere of The Avengers in Hollywood, the red carpet was packed with huge movie stars. But of course, that was the point, since The Avengers brings together several heroes from the Marvel universe to form a superteam to defend Earth. Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the Hulk already have their own franchises, and Black Widow and Hawkeye are poised to break out, but did the cast ever doubt that all these characters could fit in one movie. Yes, actually. “If I’m being honest, I thought there were going to be too many in Avengers until we read the final script,” said Scarlett Johansson. READ FULL STORY
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As we get closer and closer to tonight’s live-stream of The Avengers’ red carpet premiere — and baby steps closer to the theatrical release — every teaser clip is just another reminder that our awesomeness tolerance is thisclose to being Hulk-smashed.
MTV has a new sneak peek at the Marvel mash-up, due out May 4, in which Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man, a.k.a. Robert Downey, Jr.) casually confronts supervillian Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in an oddly quiet Manhattan high-rise. In the clip, Stark coolly takes roll call of his fellow Avengers (the coolest co-workers ever, natch) and lets Loki know that he’s pissed off every single one. Watch below, and see if you can guess which Avenger is the one with “breathtaking anger management issues”: READ FULL STORY
We know Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow can fight — even with her hands tied behind her back — but what about the other high-profile woman on the S.H.I.E.L.D. team, Maria Hill (How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders)? A new Avengers clip, which Smulders debuted on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, shows Hill in a (verbal) scrap with her boss, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), over whether it’s safe or even possible to evacuate due to the unstable Tesseract. At least, I think that’s what they’re talking about. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY
The coda to last year’s Captain America set up The Avengers and, in turn, The Avengers is apparently setting up a Captain America sequel. Marvel Studios and parent company Disney announced today that Chris Evans’ patriotic superhero will go straight into a stand-alone followup scheduled to debut April 4, 2014.
New 'Avengers' clip: Scarlett Johansson fights Russians, in a leotard, with both hands tied behind her back
The press on The Avengers has been focusing mostly on the film’s central “Clash of the Spin-Off Titans” premise: The presence of power trio Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, with the Hulk as a background vocalist/bouncer. But when I was growing up, the fun thing about the Avengers comics was the preponderance of lesser-known utility players and specialists who supported the A-team. A new clip from the movie spotlights one of those specialists: Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, shown here pulling a Statham-Brand Chair Backflip on some Russian dudes. Watch: READ FULL STORY
For months, fans have been trying to guess who the alien attackers will be in The Avengers, with little to go on but blurry images in trailers and photos of crashed ships and weapons on the film’s set.
Writer-director Joss Whedon assures fans that it is not the Skrull or the Kree, two extra-terrestrial races with rich histories in the Marvel Comics universe, but beyond that this bad-guy army remains a mystery. All we know is that Loki (Tom Hiddleston), the troublemaking, exiled brother of Thor, is apparently leading them.
A new TV spot (seen after the jump) gives us our first close-up of the attackers — and they ain’t pretty. READ FULL STORY
The Tribeca Film Festival was established by Robert De Niro and other prominent members of the New York arts community to help resurrect and revitalize the city after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. In The Avengers, the streets of Manhattan become an epic battleground as Marvel’s greatest warriors face an unprecedented threat to all humanity.
Today, Tribeca announced it will celebrate the everyday heroics of New York’s best — policemen, firemen, first responders, and members of the U.S. military — with a special screening of Joss Whedon’s superhero mash-up, which will close the film festival on Saturday, April 28, one week before the blockbuster roars into theaters. New York’s own noble guardians will have an opportunity to attend the screening and meet the cast. “Showing at Tribeca is both an honor and a double homecoming for me, who grew up in Manhattan, and for the movie, which wrapped production there,” said Whedon, in a statement. “I’m thoroughly psyched to be closing the festival with our intimate little think-piece.”
The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place from April 18-29, 2012.
We get yet another blurry glimpse of these aliens (isn’t that always the way) in the new Japanese trailer for the movie, along with a shot of a fretting Gwyneth Paltrow as Tony Stark’s majordomo, and a good long look at the helicarrier for S.H.I.E.L.D.
Have a look-see for yourself.
One of the most tantalizing mysteries about Marvel Studios’ The Avengers has been the identity of the mysterious creatures at the heart of the film’s world invasion plot. Are they the Skrulls? The Kree? The reptilian baddies from Galaxy Quest?
Turns out, it’s none of the above. At “A Conversation with Joss Whedon” at the SXSW festival, I asked the Avengers‘ writer-director to identify finally who these rogues are. “It’s the Vulcans,” Whedon joked. “I don’t know a lot about the Marvel universe, and I thought there were Vulcans. I know we’re going to get a lot of emails about that one.” After the audience laughter died down, Whedon actually answered the question with a surprising revelation: “I will say only this: It is not the Kree or the Skrulls.” READ FULL STORY
How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders is taking on a legen–WAIT FOR IT–dary role in the first big popcorn flick of the summer, Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated The Avengers. Smulders plays S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, who was described by former Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada as “a force of nature.” See the full-sized pic of Smulders in action below, plus another glimpse of Ms. Hill (if you’re nasty). READ FULL STORY
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