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.
We live in a strange modern age, one in which an event can be made out of a thirty-second commercial and that commercial can be teased by its own ten-second preview. Strange days. This morning we shared a crazy-brief tease for the John Carter Super Bowl commercial, and now, there's a superquick glimpse at The Avengers Super Bowl spot.
The Avengers is a thing that is actually happening, a geek dream of nigh-unspeakable proportions that is becoming a real movie. Ever since Nick Fury showed up after the credits of Iron Man in 2008, Marvel Studios has been building to The Avengers, and it's now just a little more than three months from hitting theaters in 3D (Get your Rogue 3D Eyewear right here, folks). As such, the mighty promotional machine is about to really get rolling, with all the power of Marvel and Disney powering it.