The overwhelming tsunami of The Avengers promotion continues unabated in the days after the film's Hollywood premiere. Today, we've got two video bits to hold you over until Marvel's mega movie actually arrives in theaters next month. One is a brief clip straight from the film and the other is a featurette with some sweet bass and much interpersonal conflict. Both will make comic book fans with it were May 4th already.
By now, you're probably well aware that Marvel's The Avengers had its Hollywood premiere last night, generating a uniformly enthusiastic response, and the guaranteed-blockbuster is set to open Stateside in less than a month. But what if there are still some surprises in store for audiences once the movie actually hits theaters? Apparently, it's possible that one more scene from The Avengers has yet to be filmed, and according to one of the stars, an additional scene could be shot tonight.
A week after the first clip from The Avengers showed Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow laying waste to a bunch of ostensible interrogators, we've got the second official excerpt from Marvel's much-anticipated superheroic ensemble. Like its predecessor, this one does involve one of the few representations of femininity in the film, this time from the endlessly lovely Cobie Smulders as SHIELD Agent Maria Hill.
The next month is undoubtedly going to be dominated by The Avengers. Marvel Studios and Disney know just how novel and potentially huge the team-up of several different superhero franchises, so the event towards which Marvel has been building for several years is going to be promoted like a proper event. That means posters, billboards, clips, merchandising, fast food tie-ins, and commercials. Endless commercials.
With just one week to the day before the crossover event film has its world premiere and a month until the Stateside release, Marvel has released the very first official clip from The Avengers.
While the eponymous superteam has no shortage of masculine heroes – like those willing to flex whilst hurling vibranium shields or godly hammers, for example – this first clip focuses on the team's sol female representative, the Black Widow aka Natasha Romanoff, played for the second time by Scarlett Johansson. Whilst in the middle of some garden-variety SHIELD espionage, she gets a call from the lovably deadpan Agent Coulson, prompting some fisticuffs.
There was never any question that, over the next month, the world would get positively pummeled by pervasive promotion for The Avengers. Turns out the promotional orgy for Marvel Studios' big team-up is going to be even more all-encompassing than we anticipated. But we'll get to that in a minute. First, let's just enjoy the anticipation that will no doubt be exhausting soon. Let's do that with two new TV spots, both of which are built around the same dialogue exchanges and one of which features a whole mess off new footage from the film.
Hey, summer movie season is right around the corner, and one of the very hugest of all the huge summer movie is no doubt The Avengers. Right now, our fingers are crossed that this will be such qualitatively, but it's certainly already true quantitatively. There are, are of course, a whole mess of superheroes from heir own individual shared franchises battling some unknown intergalactic army. You'll find all the superheroic-types in ten new stills from The Avengers, but you'll find not a single look at the bad guys who misunderstood Asgardian adopted son Loki calls down on an unsuspecting Earth.
Opening in theaters on March 23rd is a new British drama from director Terence Davies (The House of Mirth) called The Deep Blue Sea. The film stars Academy Award-winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner), Tom Hiddleston (Thor), and Simon Russell Beale (Hamlet).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently sat down with director Terence Davies to discuss his work on The Deep Blue Sea. The director talked about the new movie, adapting the play into a screenplay, the period, the lighting and look of the film, cinematical influences, casting Weisz and Hiddleston, the relationship between their two characters, finding important moments in the rehearsal process, and the film's implied hope.
From here through the first week of May, news on The Avengers isn't likely to let up one bit, as Marvel Studios is set to aggressively pimp its biggest movie yet. If you're already sold on the blockbuster team-up and are thusly wary of hitting a saturation point with spoilery new material, best to just bow out now, because a new international trailer sort of spoils a few fun beats in the film that we hadn't glimpsed until now.
Over the years, Joss Whedon has proven to be a very loquacious figure. That's lucky for him, since The Avengers requires him to not only write and direct the superhero epic, but to ceaselessly answer the same questions about the film for a few years straight. This he has to do with characteristic good humor but without giving away any of the film's secrets; his latest comments on Marvel Studios' big ensemble team-up are something of a master class for writer-directors pimping the latest summer movie product. Whedon has disavowed the notion that the Skrull or the Kree are villains and chimed in on the running time, director's cut, and more, all without spoiling a thing.