Hey folks, Valkor here. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited for one of this summer's hottest films - The Avengers (Directed by Joss Whedon). I've been looking forward to it since its conception and now were exactly one month away from its release. I'm super excited! OK Marvel, you scored one when you released single film of The Avenger's main players - Iron Man (1 + 2), The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America and linking them all together. And now we're ready for the money shot, the big pay off! If you're not up to speed on the story, the players and teh tie-ins, then you need look no further than right here. I'm bringing it all together in one fantastic article that brings you up to speed and gives you the 411 on what hot in Avengers' related items.
The Synopsis (taken from the press release) - Marvel Studios presents "Marvel's The Avengers"--the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012.
"Marvel's The Avengers" is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios' Producer Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The Major Players:
- Steve Rogers/Captain America - Chris Evans
- Tony Stark/Iron Man - Robert Downey Jr.
- Thor - Chris Helmsworth
- Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk - Mark Ruffalo
- Clint Barton/Hawkeye - Jeremy Renner
- Nick Fury - Samuel L Jackson
- Black Widow - Scarlett Johanssen
- Loki - Tom Hiddleston
- Maria Hill - Cobie Smulders
- Agent Phil Coulson - Clark Gregg
Super Bowl XLVI Spot:
We know that Loki has something to do with an army invading earth. But what army is beyond anyone's guess. It was first thought to be The Skrulls or The Skree, but Joss Whedon has gobe on record to state that it's neither one. So who are these new villains that will battle against "earth's mightest heroes"? I'm still not sure, but the folks over @ Superhero Hype got themselves a good - in animated GIF format of what the alien creatures look like. And now I'm bringing them here for your perusal. (Click the image to be taken to the SHH site):
Need to catch up on the players involved with the film? The AMC has you covered. On May 3rd and for 40 bucks, you can watch all of the origin films - Iron Man 1 & 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger along with The Avengers for a midnight showing. Tickets might be sold out, but if you're interested just click the poster below:
Offical Trailer #1
Marvel's The Avengers will be released in 2D, 3D, and 3D IMAX. And if you're watching teh film in 3D then you might wanna look into these collectable 3D wear fashioned after favorites Captain America, Iron man, The Incredible Hulk, and Thor (Thanks to the folks @ RealD. You can get your pay via select theaters (if you're going to the AMC event you can definitely score a pair) or stay tuned to some of your favorite entertainment websites and you just might be able to win a pair.
Official Trailer #2
You prebought your tickets and you've got your collector's glasses, but lo and behold what's this? Not only can you look the part but you can also "smell" the part as well. The folks over at JADS International are puttingout an Avenger's 4 pack with scents such as: Mark VII (Iron Man), Smash! (The Hulk), Patriot (Captain America), and Worthy (Thor). The set goes for 59.99 and is available via JADS website either their name or any of the images below. You can also find colognes based on other Avenger characters such as Infinity (Nick Fury), Mischief (Loki), and Black Widow (based on Scarlett Johanssen's character).
Marvel's The Avengers Clip #1
To round out this preview, we have a host of official images from the film for your perusal. But stay tuned to TOV for more of this highly anticipated film and all items related to it as we get them in. Make mine Marvel? Oh hells yes!!!
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