The seed was sewn back in 2008 with Jon Favreau’s Iron Man. Samuel L. Jackson’s cameo appearance as Nick Fury at the end of the film. The Avenger Initiative, he said. The very mention sent a quiver of excitement down the spines of every comic book loving geek the world over. Would Marvel Studios really bring all their heroes (licensing willing) together in one movie? Could they? Four years and four films laying the groundwork (The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger), and we arrive at the big moment - The Avengers. And my gosh, are we ready for it.
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Yes, The Avengers finally assemble for us lucky islanders here in the UK in but one short day. To celebrate that fact, and to push excitement levels to their zenith, I’ve collected a whole lot of frankly awesome shots from the movie for your perusal – starting with The Hulk smashing the heck out of a fighter jet! Read more »
First, check out The Avengers banner above. It’s a combination of all the individual posters released earlier in the week. That’s not why you’re here, though. You want to see the crazy-ass Japanese trailer that gives us a lot more footage to get excited about. If you know your Marvel, some of the stuff in the new trailer will blow your mind! I recommend you click off the page now if you want to remain spoiler-free. Read more »
The Avengers hype machine rolls on, this week delivering some cool posters of the individual members. I shall pepper them throughout the article as we deal with the infinitely more interesting news coming out of SXSW. Joss Whedon was in Austin, Texas this week along with director Drew Goddard promoting upcoming film The Cabin In The Woods. It’s been getting great reviews but, of course, talk soon turned to Whedon’s The Avengers. Read more »