News: Exclusive Entertainment Weekly Avengers Pics
Entertainment Weekly got it’s hands on some exclusive Marvel Avengers stuff, and here I am showing it you a day later! Don’t all thank me at once.
Check out this photoshopped monstrosity! Yikes. Is this really the best a paid professional could do? Ah well. Let’s check out the head shots.
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, armed and dangerous, she says of the role – “The other day we were doing this big reveal shot of all the Avengers. Thor has got his hammer, Cap’s got his shield, Hawkeye has his bow and arrow, and Hulk is huge. Then it pans over to me and I’ve got guns. Iron Man’s like, hovering above all of us, ready to go, I was like, ‘Joss… um… do I look okay holding these guns?’” Director Joss Whedon’s response? “She’s a total badass. She’s a killing machine.”
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man. He says of his first script meeting with Whedon – “Well, I said, ‘I need to be in the opening sequence. I don’t know what you’re thinking, but Tony needs to drive this thing.’ He (Whedon) was like, ‘Okay, let’s try that.’ We tried it and it didn’t work, because this is a different sort of thing, the story and the idea and the theme is the theme, and everybody is just an arm of the octopus. But what was I like? As usual, just f—ing aggressive and hurtful; whatever. The usual.”
Chris Evans as Captain America. He says we’ll be seeing a darker, more cynical Steve Rogers – “It’s just about him trying to come to terms with the modern world. You’ve got to imagine, it’s enough of a shock to accept the fact that you’re in a completely different time, but everybody you know is dead. Everybody you cared about. He was a soldier, obviously, everybody he went to battle with, all of his brothers in arms, they’re all dead. He’s just lonely. I think in the beginning it’s a fish out of water scene, and it’s tough. It’s a tough pill for him to swallow. Then comes trying to find a balance with the modern world.”
Mark Ruffalo, doing his best Zoolander Blue Steel, as Bruce Banner. Oh his character dynamic with Tony Stark – “He’s the most mild-mannered guy, but a total loose cannon. No one wants to set him off except for Iron Man, except for Downey, who just wants to see him pop. It’s funny, there’s a really cool dynamic between Tony Stark and Banner. Banner actually enjoys it, and finds it really refreshing. They’re a lot alike in a strange way. They’re both these kind of scientists who are mavericks, kind of renegades. Banner, for all his mild-mannered mythology, he’s still the dude who was testing some pretty crazy shit on himself, so he has that rebel streak in him.”
Chris Hemsworth, looking very bit the male model (Fabio, anyone?), as Thor. He talks up his very interesting relationship with big bad of The Avengers, Loki (Tom Hiddlestone) - “I think (Thor’s) motivation is much more of a personal one, in the sense that it’s his brother that is stirring things up. Whereas everyone else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down. It’s a different approach for me, or for Thor. He’s constantly having to battle the greater good and what he should do vs. … it’s his little brother there. I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the only one who is allowed to be angry at them. There’s a bit of that.”
Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. He highlights Hawkeye’s relationship with ScarJo’s Black Widow - “The only sort of thing I cling to is the relationship of past experiences with Scarlett’s character, with them both being human. I can cling to that. He’s the only one who can really take down The Hulk with his tranq tip arrows. He knows his limitations. But when it comes down to it, there has to be a sense of confidence in any superhero.”
And now here are some scans of pics from the magazine itself -
Oh yeah, this is more like it! Black Widow looking bad ass while shit explodes in the background. As we all know, cool people don’t look at explosions.
Loki (Tom Hiddlestone) under lock and key… Possibly. Got a feeling the God Of Mischief is exactly where he wants to be.
You think Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is in two-minds about becoming The Sentinel Of Liberty again? We’ll have to wait and see.
Big Sam L. Jackson as Nick Fury getting shit done. What do you think the odds are of him making it to the end of the film? I mean, somebody big always dies in Joss Whedon’s stuff.
The Avengers is released in the UK on April 27th 2012 and then all our questions will be answered.
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