[RE-UPDATE: We’ve added the full Avengers character posters & completed banner to our gallery.]
So… have you heard about this flick called The Avengers?
Yes, it’s been literally impossible to escape more news and/or marketing material for Marvel’s superhero team-up blockbuster around the movie blogosphere of late. Today we have even more Avengers stuff to show, in the form of new character posters – and a Facebook application which allows individuals in select cities to purchase tickets (from a theater of their choice) to the Avengers midnight premiere screening.
Those who are solely interested in securing tickets to an Avengers midnight screening, go HERE.
Everyone else? Here’s Screen Rant’s own unofficial synopsis for the dream team comic book hero adaptation, as overseen by writer-director Joss Whedon:
‘The Avengers’ sees such iconic comic book heroes as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth), and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) unite in order to defend Earth against Thor’s megalomaniacal brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his mysterious alien armada. Joining those warriors for the battle are the capable agents of the international peacekeeping organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D., which is headed by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and includes such combat-trained warriors as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), among others.
Now have a look at six new character one-sheets for The Avengers (click on each image for a larger version):
Say what you will about the design and layout of these new Avengers banners (or any of the numerous posters released for the movie to date), but the final product looks to deliver the goods. The impressive full-length Avengers trailer is now screening in theaters around the world, so as to help convince the non comic book-loving masses that Whedon and Co. have produced the end-all of superhero flicks: a grand blockbuster which offers the rare mix of engaging character drama and awe-inspiring spectacle.
We will find out for certain whether or not the longest Marvel movie to date also ends up becoming the biggest hit at the box office, when The Avengers opens in theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.
Source: Walt Disney Pictures [via The Film Stage]
Re-Update via GeekTyrant