‘The Avengers’: Marvel Featurette; Tom Hiddleston Calls the Film ‘Thrilling’

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Are you ready for your daily dose of Avengers goodness? Today, we can offer you a new featurette that mostly focuses on the origins of Marvel Studios and the films leading up to its “crown jewel,” but also includes new behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with writer/director Joss Whedon and Marvel head honcho/producer Kevin Feige (among others).

Meanwhile, Avengers star Tom Hiddleston has topped off an excellent year by taking home a Best Newcomer prize at the 2012 Empire Awards for his recent acclaimed work – including, his turns as Loki in Thor and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris. Of course, the actor had something to say about Whedon’s film while attending the event.

The new Avengers featurette comes courtesy of Symantec’s Norton, which previously did tie-in marketing work with Marvel on Captain America: The First Avenger. As mentioned before, the clip primarily deals with the buildup to The Avengers, but also includes enough in the way of new on-the-set material (along with some familiar “money shots” from the previous Avengers trailers) to make it worth a look.

Check out said Avengers featurette below:

In addition, here are Hiddleston’s thoughts on The Avengers (via Red Carpet TV News):

“['The Avengers'] is the first of its kind, because it’s a film about not just one superhero, but seven or eight, all of whom are beloved already… I’ve seen it now, I’ve only seen it once, it was very rough cut, but it’s absolutely thrilling. I mean, it grips you from the edge of your seat from the get-go and it does, it takes itself extremely seriously one moment and then doesn’t take itself seriously at all in the next moment, and so it has a huge sense of humor, but also a real heart and action. It’s more fun than should be allowed.”

As was the case with Clark Gregg’s encouraging thoughts about The Avengers, you have to take Hiddleston’s comments with a grain of salt, due to his being a paid Marvel representative (of sorts). Other than that, we have little additional reason to distrust what the actor is saying – especially since Hiddleston’s description of The Avengers recalls that for Whedon’s best work (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly), which tends to strike a nice balance between straight-faced drama and tongue-in-cheek entertainment.

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The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.

Look for The Avengers to arrive in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.


Source: Norton, Red Carpet TV News

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  1. It’s getting closer to May 4th … woot woot

  2. A few thoughts,
    I noticed in one of the trailers the “Avengers Asemble” tag and thought it was cool but I read recently that it will be the actual title in the UK to avoid confusion with the other series with the same name. Does anyone else now where else they are using that title?
    Another thought is that after watching this video I’m reminded that someday, maybe 10yrs from now there will be a Marvel Movies box-set that is going to cost me a pretty penny. I need to start saving ;)

    • As far as I know, the title change is only for the UK.
      As for the box-set: they’re already releasing a box set with all the Avengers prelude movies in May (it’s a standard box set, which features all 5 tie-in movies and their respective special features ) – i.e. if you already own the movies separately, then there’s no need to buy the box set.

  3. Awesome featurette.

    Tom Hiddleston is a great actor and the best choice for Loki.

    I really hope The Avengers turns out to be what Hiddleston said to be, this is a comic book fan’s dream come true.

    Judging by the trailers, The Avengers looks epic and is my most anticapited movie of 2012.

    I hope Marvel gets this right.

    • You know, it’s not nice to read other people’s minds. :-D

      Precisely what I was going to say.

  4. should be a good one.

  5. The featurette wasn’t really what I was expecting (it’s something more for the regular movie goer than the fans) — if someone asks me who the Avengers are, then I’ll just give ‘em the link to the Norton featurette… it pretty much sums up the the whole Avengers Initiative pretty well.

    Congrats to Tom Hiddleston for winning the Empire award for Best Male Newcomer… he really deserves it – Hiddleston is an awesome actor (I’m starting to worry that when I watch the Avengers, that I’ll be on team Loki instead of team Avengers ;))

    • I’m glad he won. I voted. :)

    • I finally saw Midnight in Paris, where Tom Hiddleston plays F. Scott Fitzgerald. Took me a few moments to recognize him. Personally I didn’t care for Thor, but his Loki was a bright spot.

  6. I think I just had a nerdgasm, let me check…yep. It’s hard to believe that there are only 39 days until the biggest CBM event thus far. Hiddleston seems trustworthy in his comments about the movie. I’m extremely excited about this movie, so much so that I’m actually gonna go see it in theaters

  7. Got my tickets for the midnight showing, cant wait til may 4th this movie is going to bethe best superhero movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Tom Hiddleston. This is the new actor to watch.

    He has flown a bit below the radar for some reason
    with other newcomers like Fassbender getting all the
    attention but Tom Hiddleston is the one destined
    for greatness and he’ll be around when others
    are a distant memory far down the road.

    I’ll be watching for you, Tom Hiddleston.
    I smiled when you thought you weren’t cool.
    Because the coolest guys never think they are.

    • He and Fassbender should play a brothers.

      • I imagine casting directors would like your idea.
        With the right property I suspect we will see that.

  9. I actually loved the film Thor. And a very large part of that was the relationship between Loki and Thor, in large part due to the intensity and barely submerged pain that Hiddleston brought to Loki, and the almost naive innocence Hemsworth brought to Thor. They were a great match for those roles.

    • Yup! Agree. Hemsworth as Thor and Hiddleston as Loki are both great in their respective roles. And Thor was awesome.

  10. can’t wait!
    oh…and caps helmet looks silly…lol!