Avengers Assemble in Photoshop -- Er, New Poster

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On the eve of a new trailer debut, Marvel has released a new poster for May's superhero superteam pic The Avengers. Here you'll find all your favorite heroes gathered in various states of action and repose: There's Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) stalking her prey while Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) contemplates a sandwich, with Captain America (Chris Evans) having a senior moment in the background as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) hogs the spotlight. Typical. Get a full look at the cut & paste wonderment after the jump.

Also wedged into the same blue-tinged, explosion-filled background by Marvel's resident Photoshop intern: Mark Ruffalo's Hulk flailing for a way out (of this poster), Chris Hemsworth's Thor pouting through a bad hair day, and Sam Jackson as Nick Fury looking like he belongs in an altogether different movie. Say, a serial killer cop crime thriller about a one-eyed detective who does things his own way? Starring Ashley Judd, perhaps?

Meanwhile, over in the U.K. the film's title has undergone a revamping; it will henceforth be known across the pond as Avengers Assemble, ostensibly to avoid confusion with the 1960s British spy series, and probably the subsequent Uma Thurman-starring feature-length bomb that followed in 1998.

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 from a screenplay 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.

The Avengers is in theaters on May 4.


  • Herbro says:

    look for more about real Scarlett by typing Scarlett Johansson clone in Google search bar and you would see much more then in The Island movie..

  • dukeroberts says:

    Yeah, the poster kinda sucks. Also, is it too much to ask to have the heroes keep their damn masks on? That has always irritated me about masked hero movies. "But we can't see thye stars' faces." So? We know who they are. But I digress. I will still be there on opening day.

  • Max Renn says:

    Dreadful poster (although the new generation is so used to Photoshop disasters by now it doesn't care).

    PS. Does anyone even remember that horrible Avengers movie from 1998?

  • j'accuse! says:

    Too much random stuff happening in this poster. If it weren't for Mr. Whedon I wouldn't even be considering it.

    They should have just gone w/ something simple for this, then the character one sheets. The best would be Jackson's, which would ideally have him flipping up his eyepatch to reveal a beam of bright light illuminating the other side of the patch, which would of course read, "Bad Motherfucker"

    That is all.

    • Ashaa says:

      I'm no expert on miialtry armor and stuff, but, it seems to me, that, Captain America being the ultimate super soldier should be wearing something that has a miialtry feel A little like de suit of batman in "Begins". Then again, it's probably too early to say anythig since we're looking at a picture taken outside the "movie frame" without any FX And that's always the problem with these kinds of spoilers It always removes the magic from a coming movie

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