The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble in the UK) are back.
Who isn’t in on this? With Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man) Chris Evans (Cpatain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk) Chris Hemsworth (Thor) Scarlet Johansson (Black Widow) Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Tom Hiddleston (Loki) Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts) and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, produced by Kevin Feige ( Who has worked on The Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, X-Men, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Spiderman 2 and many more) and directed by Joss Wheddon ; this is an investors dream.
There’s something very interesting to us about combing the best of everything. From super groups, to mixing genres (dare I mention Jason vs Freddy) there’s a nice ‘what if’ conversation that’s bred from the idea ‘what would happen if X fought Y’ that we all had in the school playground, or still do in the pub.)
This film pushes all the right buttons that Marvel comic fans have been discussing for years, and puts the result on the big screen in what will most likely be a global blockbuster for 2012 drawing in existing fans of the Marvel franchise and newer audiences wondering what all the fuss is about (or perhaps drawn in by the ‘not bad on the eye’ Hemsworth or Johansson.
Samuel L.Jackson plays Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. who needs his super humans at his side to defeat the evil Loki (see Thor) in order to save the earth.
This film will take the best characters and action from Iron man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk and Captain America, creating a ‘mega film’ set to offer great value for money, if you are going on star per screen space.
With previous films like The Hurt Locker, Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol, and 28 weeks later under his belt, Jeremy Renner is no stranger the the action, cult film genre, whilst Downey Jr was made for the character of Iron Man.
The dark underdog with a loveable side akin to The Thing in the Fantastic Four, The Hulk is a role that can be worked on with the film, and we would love to see the Avengers film making more of the deeper side with him and of the other mutants, so as well as offering a romper of an action film there’s that real connection with the characters themselves, which would only push the Marvel back catalogue further.
Hopefully the film will capture the offbeat humour seen in Thor by Chris Hemsworth, playing a god cast down to earth in a way that made Thor much more than a one dimensional action story and will also have the spectacular factor that action-adventure films, and Marvel fans crave.
Why not. The Avengers is directed by Joss Whedon, the same guy behind The Cabin in the Woods, Buffy, and a documentary on Comic-Con, amongst other things. The producing brains of Kevin Feige is the definite stamp of approval on this film before it even hits screens. The producer behind a huge variety of Marvel films, Blade Trinity, Elektra, Man Thing, and working on Captain America and Thor 2, this CV, whilst not diverse is certainly impressive, and can leave Marvel fans assured that their ultimate meeting of mutants is in the right hands.
When: Cinema Release Date:
Thursday 26th April 2012 – UK national release date
UK Thursday 19th April 2012 (Confirmed) @ Westfield Stratford Vue, London – Previews
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