If you’ve not seen it yet then sit down and prepare to freak out. Marvel dropped the best trailer yet for the upcoming Avengers Assemble movie. There’s a tonne of stuff in here that will be familiar to anyone who’s read Mark Millar & Bryan Hitch’s run on The Ultimates (you could almost say the two of them planned it this way all along), but that is far from a bad thing.
Seriously, this is a very cool trailer.
Avengers Assemble is out this May.
I don’t normally post news stories like this, but this is too much of a giggle not to bring up. According to sources on the Avengers set Robert Downey Jr accidentally punched Scarlett Johansson in the face last week because he “pressed the wrong button” on his Iron Man suit.
Downey Jr was waiting to film a scene for the movie and decided to have a fiddle with some of the buttons on his suit, it turns out that his wandering fingers landed on the switch that controls his arm, causing it to swing round and catch his co-star in the face, knocking her off the stage. Fortunately Johansson was not badly hurt and was apparently able to laugh off the incident.
According to the source Downey Jr was apparently somewhat sheepish about the incident: “Robert, who couldn”t help because he literally can”t move in that iron suit, was beside himself – he kept apologizing and saying, Oh, my God, I”m so sorry!”
Avengers is out next year.
Check out this mocked-up poster posted by Local Comic Geeks Unite – sadly we can tell its mocked up as Hawkeye’s costume hasn’t been confirmed they’ve done a great job patching together a plausible one based on his old Avengers costume but our money’s on a slightly more ‘Ultimates’ look for the resident arrow slinger. If it turns out this is real hats off to them although in terms of design there’s very little that suggests it couldn’t’ve been.
The Avengers line-up has a slightly lesser known character being played by an actress more famous for TV roles. Cobie Smulders of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ (no we don’t either) will be taking up the position of former Head of Shield and all round tough momma Maria Hill. Smulders was reportedly up for the role of Wonder Woman but will now join WW helmer and Marvel (Astounding X-Men) veteran Joss Whedon on the Avengers movie. Given Whedon’s history with high kicking femme fatales (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) its looking likely that potentially perennial characters such as Maria Hill and Black Widow will get considerable screen time. Good news for the teenage fans and good news most probably for the budget.
This completes the already impressive cast line-up of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth as Iron Man, Captain America, Nick Fury, Black Widow and Thor respectively.
This with the added power of lesser known but credible choices Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and ‘Hurt Locker’s’ Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
According to Variety, Smulders has signed on for nine films, including ‘Avengers’ as well as the chapters leading up to it and following such as Iron Man’, ‘Captain America’ and ‘Thor’ etc. The scale of this is incredible. Marvel are forming franchises within franchises and all evidence so far suggests there’s reason to be very excited.
We will keep you posted.