Firstly, be assured the following video contains no spoilersforThe Avengers. In fact, it contains no spoilers for any of the Marvel Studios films in which actor Clark Gregg appears as Agent Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D., Secondly, that is because for some reason Next Movie only include about two seconds per scene. Which is a bummer, because Gregg’s performances are often everyone’s favorite parts of these films, but there’s a lot of the guy just hanging out and being funny in this video and getting a glimpse at his experience making them, so check it out.
You can see Gregg now in The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon and based on the superhero team first assembled by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in the pages of Marvel Comics. The film has been embraced by superhero comics fans and critics, but some industry professionals like Golem’s Mighty Swing cartoonist James Sturm have called for a boycott in protest of Marvel and its parent company Disney’s treatment of the late Kirby and his heirs, who recently lost a court battle to reclaim rights to the lucrative characters. Mindful of the ethical conflict some people feel about the situation, cartoonist Jon Morris proposed an option whereby movie-goers can match the cost of their tickets with donations to The Hero Initiative, the not-for-profit group dedicated to assisting comics industry professionals in dire financial straits.
In the afterglow of The Avengers movie’s prosperous opening weekend, it’s easy to picture the team in their movieverse attire — especially since it’s inspired by the most recognizable components of their comic book costumes. Not every outfit donned by Earth’s Mightiest heroes fits into that design equation, however… in fact, some of their costumes from over the decades might be outright unrecognizable to casual moviegoers. In the spirit of celebrating some of the team’s endearingly goofiest comic book looks, we had Chris Haley (Let’s Be Friends Again, Captain American Idol) and colorist Daniel Butler cook up this alternate version of The Avengers poster featuring the Hulk’s Mr. Fixit look, Hawkeye’s circus duds, Iron Man’s skirt-enriched oldschool armor, Captain America and Thor’s overtly ’90s costumes, Black Widow’s flashy caped costume and, well… David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury. Celebrate the awesomeness after the cut.
The Avengers movie opens May 4 and we have yet another awesome piece of original art by Chris Haley (Let’s Be Friends Again, Captain American Idol) and colorist Daniel Butlerimagining the film starring alternate versions of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Following yesterday’s ’80s take on the team,we’ve shifted to a more gender-swapped theme that casts the women of Marvel — and one totally goofy character we had to make up — as the stars of the cinematic team-up. Standing in for the mostly male movie team we have She-Hulk, Hawkeye (Kate Bishop), Rescue (Pepper Potts), Maria Hill, American Dream, Thor Girl and… um… “Dead Husband” (a male S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who is the opposite of Black Widow? She doesn’t have a real male counterpart!).Enjoy the full gender-swapped assembly of The Avengers after the jump.
With The Avengers movie hitting theaters this weekend, you knew the mashups were inevitable, and here they are. Over at Moviefone, artist Dennis Culver (who previously appeared on CA for his killer Wire character gallery) takes a look at Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as Nicktoons. We’ve posted a few of our favorites, but head to the gallery for the full set!
Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving community of costuming that exists today and cosplay communities such as Cosplay.com and the Superhero Costuming Forum. In honor of the many fans who’ve displayed excellence in the mastery of homemade disguise, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), a weekly collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into our own super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.
With the release of The Avengers movie this weekend, based on the characters created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, I’ve assembled some of the best Avengers cosplayers for this week’s edition of Best Cosplay Ever!
The Avengers, the upcoming superhero film based on the heroes created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, is getting plenty of mainstream media attention in advance of its May 4th premiere, including a recent bit on Conan imagining a series of “rejected Avengers.” I can’t say they’re all comedy gold, but I also can’t say I’m sorry I got to see Ghost Rider on an olde timey bicycle. Read more to see it for yourself.
Check out this awesome new TV Spot featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. The positive buzz surrounding this movie is suffocating, so I’m sure I’ll like what I see when ‘The Avengers’ is released on May 4, 2012. What’s your favorite Marvel movie so far? For me it’s a tie between Thor and the first Iron Man film. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
-Synopsis: Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “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 Samuel L. Jackson, and directed 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. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.
We’re now less than two weeks away from the release of Marvel Studio’s ‘The Avengers,’ starring Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. Here’s a behind the scenes look featuring the Black Widow herself. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
A new Target ad campaign titled “A Superhero in Every Aisle” has assembled the Avengers from a wide variety of household objects, ranging from action figures to pencils to an inordinate number of Dr. Pepper cans with their logos prominently on display. Product placement… too strong… to resist! Much like the recent line of super-cool kids toys, the ad campaign unfortunately omits the only female member of the line-up (along with Hawkeye), so I guess we’ll never know what Scarlett Johansson would look like if she were made out of golf balls and iPods. Read on to the see the rest, which are admittedly pretty cool-looking. [via Gizmodo, Nerd Approved]