Marvel Studios has let it be known in no uncertain terms that a new theatrical trailer for The Avengers will arrive online this Wednesday. What promises to be our most extensive look at the big-time team-up hits tomorrow and will hopefully provide a good sense of just who or what the eponymous superteam is assembling against, but today, we've got an official poster to whet your appetite.
After keeping pretty quiet on the promotional front, Universal Pictures chose February to start selling The Bourne Legacy. Today sees a whole new image of Jeremy Renner as Aaron Cross, an exceedingly industrious and dangerous graduate of an assassin-training program very much like Treadstone, the secret operation that created Matt Damon's Jason Bourne.
The teaser trailer that debuted two weeks ago made it clear that though he might not be Bourne, Cross has an almost identical skill set, so it's entirely appropriate that this new image shows Renner slowing what looks to be a precipitous drop by wedging himself between two walls.
Good news, everyone. The start of another week brings a new still to add to your flipbook version of The Avengers, a low-tech solution for anyone struggling with an addiction to teases of the titular heroes hanging out in what look like SHIELD facilities.
Last week closed out with a look at Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, but now we've got other big Chris, Chris Evans, in full Captain America regalia. He's flanked by Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson as SHIELD operatives Hawkeye and Black Widow, all of them putting on mean faces and strutting like they're in The Right Stuff.
Apparently, when filming last summer's Thor, star Chris Hemsworth kept putting on so much muscle that his costumes had to be modified to accommodate his rippedness. In this summer's The Avengers, one of the thunder god's new outfits features no sleeves, allowing us all to bask more fully in the sight of Hemsworth's physicality.
A new image from Marvel's big team-up shows Thor and Agent Coulson, once again played by Clark Gregg, chilling at SHIELD headquarters, with two elements most prominent: Thor's right arm and Thor's left arm.
It's February. That means we're about two and a half months out from summer movie season, a season that is set to start in ginormous fashion with The Avengers. There's a curious thing happening with expectations around the film. In the absence of truly stunning, mind-melting, epic footage befitting a team-up of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, and the Incredible Hulk, there seems to be an assumption that, with so many heroes and all, The Avengers will inevitably fail to live up to its insane potential. Well today, visual effects maestro Chris Wells is here to provide some hyperbole, ensuring that expectations jump back up to the proper levels.
Synopsis: The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.
Universal Pictures has just released the first official teaser trailer and poster for The Bourne Legacy, the franchise continuation bearing the Bourne name but replacing Matt Damon's titular ass-kicker with another government-trained badass, this time played by two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner.
Any blockbuster of suitable size is accompanied by an often noxious cloud of tie-in merchandising and promotion that slaps your favorite character's face on fast food wrappers, condom boxes, and underoos. The Avengers is most certainly a blockbuster by design, which means that come this May, the titular superteam will be an inescapable presence both in and out of your local cinema. A new promotional image can attest to that, since it has the whole team striking their coolest "walking towards the camera" The Right Stuff pose, strutting in the name of Harley Davidson.
If you're watching the Super Bowl – the most popular televised event in America – right now, then you no doubt saw that thirty-second TV spot for The Avengers, with its superheroes uniting and Samuel L. Jackson giving some good gravitas. That spot will be included in our inevitable Super Bowl Spot Roundup, but guess what, Marvel Studios and Disney also just premiered an extended version of the commercial online, and it's way better than the one that was actually on TV.
Earlier this week, we saw a commercial for the commercial that will promote The Avengers during this Sunday's Super Bowl game. The thirty-second TV spot will hopefully give some more insight on the nature of the villainous army that necessitates bringing together Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the Incredible Hulk. For the moment though, all you Avengers superfans are going to make due with that ten-second tease of a TV spot and some minor goodies that made their way online today.
First up there are two new banners featuring the major heroic players in the big Marvel Studios ensemble. Actually, they're both pretty much the same banner, but one swaps out Iron man for the SHIELD trio of Nick Fury, Agent Coulson, and Maria Hill, played respectively by Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, and Cobie Smulders.