Monday, March 26, 2012

"The Avengers" Want Some of the Spotlight Too!

Not that any pf the below-referenced material in any way competes with the hype of this weekend's "The Hunger Games" release, but even so, "The Avengers" just couldn't let a weekend go by without at least trying to grab some of the attention. Over the last 24 hours or so, Marvel has released 10 new official character photos for the film as well as a video featurette withe some cool behind-the-scenes stuff.

The photos aren't really anything too exciting at this point. I mean, of course I'm interested in checking them out, but we've seen so much imagery for this film already, that a couple of character stills aren't going to be anything groundbreaking. Still though, cool to look at.

The video is the more fun part for me. I love anything that gives me more info on the film or the actors and directors producing it. Again, there isn't a lot of radical new information, but it does a good job of tying all of the films together, and we get a little soundbite from most of the main actors on their thoughts of the characters they're playing.

So if you're like most of us and can't get enough of "The Avengers", check out the recently released photos and video featurette after the break.



First, here's the video, with excerpts from Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, director Joss Whedon, and producer Kevin Feige:



Now for some hi-res character shots. Quite honestly, these are all pretty standard and don't interest me much. The first one with Captain America in the smoke/fog is cool, and the one featuring Loki looks good too, but otherwise, they're pretty much just photos of standard people standing around.




Nice to see Marvel embracing what Scarlett Johansson brings to the table..



Is this photo from "The Avengers" or just any other random film that Ruffalo has ever done?





What do you guys think of the new material? Does it get anyone hyped any more for the film? Doesn't do anything more for me, but hype levels are already so high that it's of no matter.