Marvel, and Disney aren’t taking their Avengers success sitting down. Even though the flick is still demolishing box office records, deets regarding the eventual DVD and Blu-Ray disc have come out, giving its finger to all our fanboy and fangirl wallets.
Remember that time Loki broke Manhattan? I do, because I watched his fine ass do it in glorious digital 2D (fuck 3D). But whether it be Loki, Doc Oc, the aliens from Independence Day, or whoever the villain was for the Fantastic Four movies (I’ve pretty much blocked them out, so it’s all very hazy), no one ever really thinks about the damages.
So, how much would it cost to beat the shit out of the Big Apple?
Ain’t going to be no Skrull or Kree in Avengers. Confirmed by Whedon himself.
Hit the jump for his explanation.
[Updated Updated: See the suck in even higher high-res. Thanks Daniel Heard!.]
I love promotional posters. Especially ones for shitty things like the International Licensing Expo. That’s where this beast was spotted in the wild. What should we take from this poster? Nothing. Nothing save some laughs.
Hit the jump to check it out.
For a company that has seemed deadset on compromising the quality of individual movies in favor of building up to a corporate-climax next summer with The Avengers, I’m often confused as to why they’d be cheap. Rumors about budgetary concerns have plagued the production, cropping up in stories about where they’d be shooting, or getting Norton to come back to play Banner. Now they allegedly could influence how much Tony Stark appears in the flick.
There’s a potpourri of Marvel movie news today, jettisoning out of various gulches and gorges and uh, maybe gulches don’t jettison anything. But still.
Ah, the soon to be officially ciché Marvel movies post-credits scene. Yep. Just stick Samuel Jackson in some shitty forty-second scene in with something leading up to the Avengers flick. They’ve been doing it for three years, there isn’t any reason to stop now. Apparently, purportedly, the post-credits scene in Thor tips off the villain for The Avengers.
Hit the jump for spoilers, ya fucks!
I have a good amount of anxiety regarding the superhero flick during and after the 2012 release schedule. In my fair estimation, we’re going to be fucking fatigued with the whole enterprise. More so than we are now. However, Marvel doesn’t share my concern. Marvel Studios president Kevin Fergie recently spoke about the sequels to their unreleased Cap and Thor movies, and more.
I was first made aware of Paolo Rivera through last year’s Spider-Man storyline “One Moment In Time”, and since then I’ve had a huge hankering for his artwork. Goodness gracious the time I’ve wasted not knowing of his existence! But so it goes. Anyways, Rivera’s artwork is gorgeous, and there’s an insane fuckload of it for free on his excellent blog. Today Rivera revealed an Avengers study he’s doing that’s (according to him) a work in progress:
A new Thor trailer just debuted, so I thought it would be a good excuse to show a recent study of the cinematic Avengers (they’re mostly based on the concept art that made its way on-line last year). I haven’t really read any Thor comics, but I’m still excited for the movie. I like what I’ve seen so far and I can’t wait to see them all on the screen together.
It’s fantastic. Get over there for more of his goodness.
Cobie Smulders is going to be Maria Hill in the Avengers flick. I had no idea who Smulders was until I googled her, and it turns out she’s in How I Met Your Mother…That explains why I had no clue. Nonetheless, according to Deadline:
I’m hearing that How I Met Your Mother star Cobie Smulders has emerged as the front runner for the role of SHIELD Agent Maria Hill in the Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers and that a deal could be done before the weekend is out.
Whelp! Don’t know her, but she is certainly pretty. Also, for what its worth, she looks excellent with hair that resembles Hill’s.
Thoughts? Anyone actually watch that show?