New ‘Avengers’ Banners; Marvel Confirms Alan Silvestri as Composer

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Marvel superhero comic book movie fans will have to wait until February 2012 to get their next fix, in the form of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. However, the next big Marvel cinematic events is (of course) writer/director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, which should be getting a full-length trailer sometime sooner, rather than later.

However, in the meantime, we have a pair of new Avengers characters banners for you to check out – along with some official confirmation from Marvel that (as was previously reported) composer Alan Silvestri is indeed scoring Whedon’s superhero extravaganza.

On the off-chance you’re new to this whole Avengers thing, here is the official plot synopsis:

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), 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.

That “team” includes Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), The Incredible Hulk/Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson). On the opposing side will be the likes of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his “mysterious” extraterrestrial army.

Now have a look at the latest Avengers characters banners (which we’ve also separated into individual posters for each character) below:

Here is an official statement from Silvestri, with regards to his being brought on to score The Avengers:

“This is actually a very unique experience [for me]. I’ve worked on films where there have been a number of stars and certainly worked on films where there have been characters of equal weight in terms of their level of importance and profile in the film, but this one is somewhat extreme in that regard because each of these characters has their own world and it’s a very different situation. It’s very challenging to look for a way to give everyone the weight and consideration they need, but at the same time the film is really about the coming together of these characters, which implies that there is this entity called the Avengers which really has to be representative of all of them together.”

Whedon has long been heralded for his ability to juggle ensemble casts and multiple characters, without neglecting or over-emphasizing any single one – as evidenced by his work on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, along with his “Astonishing X-Men” comic book run. So, hopefully, both he and Silvestri will be up to the challenge of making sure each individual Avengers player gets the opportunity to shine and play an important role in the film as a whole.

The Avengers arrives in theaters around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies, Moviefone, Marvel


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  1. The Captain America one seems like it could be a classic. The others meh.

  2. Good…but still waiting for a wee bit more Hulk!!! Banner is not the one we want to see all the time…why the big wait ?!

  3. Damn, black widow has some junk in the trunk. Get dat booty!!

    • Man no doubt, Caps suit looks real crappy.

    • I agree that Cap’s costume looks bad, but what about Bruce Banner in a turtleneck and smoking jacket? That just looks wrong.

      • It may not be a turtleneck…but he still looks dumb.

  4. Caps suit is gonna ruin this whole movie , how about a contempary design instead of that spandex mess , shakes head !

    • You think that one costume is going to make a movie like this horrible?

    • If you think one outfit will rune a whole movie your wrong, its the combination of everything that makes or breaks a movie and how it works together. From what I’ve seen of the other movies this will be one of the greatest movies ever made

  5. I think cap’s costume looks cool but i’m not of fan on how hawkeye looks.

  6. Everyone looks ok, no criticism here. I had to laugh though when I got to the last pic and see they made sure Black Widow’s rear end is prominently displayed. Very nice. 😀

  7. The banners are cool and Alan Silverstri is a great composer but I think Hans Zimmer, Patrick Doyle or Brain Tyler would had been better.

    Still I hope The Avengers turns out to be the best comic book movie of 2012.

    X-Men: First Clas, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger are the best comic book movies of the year.

  8. people got a taste of black widow in IM2 and the movie got away without too many complaints about her portrayal. however if she gets more screen time in the avengers i think its just going to piss more people off and remind them that she is suppose to have a sexy russian accent which is completely lacking from scar jo’s version….

    also, the green glow on banner’s face…i see what they were going for but it just looks like he is standing next to a rice burner with underglow haha

  9. Best of Scarlet Johanson right there… :)

    And I’m digging the arms on Loki…

  10. The banners are okay (my favorite is Hawkeye’s)… I’ve already seen MORE than enough posters and banners, at this point, I don’t want ANY new promos for this movie until 2012, then when 2012 hits, I want to see clips, trailers, info, EVERYTHING!

    I don’t get why you guys are so down on Cap’s suit. They’ll obviously do their best to make it look cool in the movie (most of the pictures you guys’ve seen are only unofficial, set photos taken from some amateurs with a camera — I can agree those looked pretty bad, but all the OFFICIAL photos have been pretty awesome IMO), and as for the suit itself, it’s almost exactly like the Ultimate’s suit… they actually stayed true to the source material guys! And your bashing it?!
    When pictures of Cap: TFA’s suit came out everyone HATED it: they said it looked bad and NOTHING like Cap’s suit — next thing you know, movie’s out, and everyone loved it…
    Give the new suit a chance, we all know you’re going to love it when you watch the movie 😉

    The Avengers! Staring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jerremy Renner, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansen’s BUTT– I mean Scarlet Johansen 😉

  11. I am waiting

  12. I could care less for these banners/posters. The more I think about this movie the more I lean towards the disliking side of it.

  13. black widow huba huba =D

  14. I agree, the Black Widow one is my favorite due to the strategic display of.. how do we say?… her assets.