New ‘Avengers’ Promo Pics and Magazine Covers

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Marvel’s The Avengers is one of the most (and, for many comic book fans, THE most) anticipated titles that will hit theaters in 2012.

That’s not only due to five films’ worth of buildup – plus decades of comic history – but also because the Joss Whedon scripted/directed ensemble adventure should provide a relatively complete answer to one of the big questions hanging over cinema this year: Is it feasible for superhero movies to maintain a shared continuity, much like their illustrated source material, WITHOUT shortchanging certain characters or major storylines in the process?

It’s because of those aforementioned reasons and lingering questions that every little Avengers-related tidbit has been so heavily scrutinized and prompted a good deal of discussion – be it rumors about certain Marvel universe characters who could cameo in the film (like the Asgardians Heimdall and Sif) or a more substantial revelation, such as how the Avengers unfolds from the perspective of Steve Rogers. Today, though, we have some new promo images that (all things considered) are mostly just for admiring. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course…

We have four new Empire Magazine covers for The Avengers, which include ones with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) – all posed for action and looking badass as ever, naturally.

In addition, theaters oversea in Asia are handing out red envelopes (or, rather, “ang pows”) that feature promo images of the Avengers crew, including ones of Cap’s modern-day suit and the new CGI version of The Incredible Hulk, as is physically-based on actor Mark Ruffalo. Scanned versions of said promos (courtesy of The Borneo Post and “Marvel Freshman”) have popped up online; they are relatively low-res, but still detailed enough to warrant a look or two.

Check all of that out in the gallery below:

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The Avengers charges into 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.

Source: The Borneo Post, Empire Magazine

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  1. all i see on those magz covers is ” GIRLS OF SKYFALL ” O.O

    Avengers who? :p

  2. is this the new hulk? reminds me the first one. if hulk failse,the movie will also fail,for me he´s the most important hero in the team.

    • The Hulk looks like he did in The Incredible Hulk (2008 film), were you expecting him to look different?

      • yes,in the big four pic hulk looks better,hmm…,they should bring hi-res pics from

      • I think he means he looks like he did in the Ang Lee movie. In “The incredible Hulk” he was far too pretty for Hulk. His body was also too ripped when he should have had huge bulk and he had a teeny weeny Waist.

        • Oh no… the buff green baby is back!! Nooooo!

  3. Covers look good… envelopes look good as well (I love the “Big Four” group image on the one envelope).

  4. but thor,iron man and captain.a. especially caps suit looks teriffic. but,they should show hulk now,can´t wait longer for this. in his solo pic like i said,he looks too much like ang lee´s hulk. or must i buy me new glasses for my eyes?

    • No, You don’t need to buy new glasses, The new Hluk looks like Ang Lee’s Hulk!

      • damn,good to know that my glasses are alright. i´ve read a comment on superherohype,that they´re not ready with the c.g.i works on hulk,and that we´ve got to wait. but,come on then,why do they bring this weird solo-pic of him,if the c.g.i works are not completely done ?

  5. Wow, Hawkeye got the proverbial shaft there. Not a SINGLE pic of him anywhere, instead we get the lame SHIELD agent Black Widow (yes, I said it, lame….. doesn’t mean Johansson isn’t “hot”, only that the character is a real waste in this group imho)

  6. Man, I hate Scarlett Johansson.

    • me,too!

      • what is WRONG with you people?

  7. Yes he does look like Ang Lee’s Hulk.They better straightin this out fast,they have less than two months.

    • less than 2 months? really?? are you giving them a deadline…or are you under the impression the movie opens in march, when it is in fact may 4?

      • The movie open’s in May in the United States but in other places around the globe it opens earlier,the point i was making is a movie should be done months ahead of time before it’s release so everything can be perfected the way it should be.Then they can sit on it awhile and actually go back to it if they’re not feeling the the final product,that’s how movies are suppose to be done in the first place.I don’t know about you but i would not be amped up for this movie if i knew all the finishing touches came down to the final few weeks of this film’s release.

  8. I like the new promo pics. I am in agreement with most that I would like to see a completed hi res image of the hulk. Or maybe a trailer with hulk in action. Either way I do not expect to see an “ang lee” hulk as some of you have stated. The Avengers Hulk may favor Ang’s hulk than the most recent but he will be different. Mark Ruffalo already stated that his face was digitized and resized for his version of the hulk. So he will have a different look (in the face anyway) than the other hulk’s we’ve seen.

    • let´s wait and hope,that hulk will look awesome,otherwise it´s just all speculation,but i´vw watched the solo-pic now 20 times,and i dont come away from ang lees version.

  9. Empire Magazine has to have the worst cover designers/photoshop artist in the world. 90% of their covere, especially for the major realeases look crap.

  10. No Hawkeye??? Thats a little weird.

  11. These look sweet! I do like the character posters that BLT did. The Film Informant did a nice review of them.

  12. GiftBasket. More Avenger stills from Empire.

    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=53285

  13. pics look pretty sick

  14. I’m still really not diggin’ cap’s new helmet.

  15. I’m starting to worry about this movie. Release will be in 4 months and no new footage!… C’mon! Wedons’ Avengers wrapped principal photography in late October ’11

  16. am i the only one that noticed that it said May 1st

    • in japan,but u.s and europe at april 26.

      • April 25th here in Australia

        • And 27th of April in South-Africa (although, I’m usually able to get some preview tickets, so there’s a chance I can see it on the 25th).

  17. In the US its May 4th.

  18. I just saw a new trailer for Avengers before MI:4 about a week ago; it showed banner transformation and a quick shot of Hulk and he didn’t look like that image above

    • That trailer is not new

  19. Hulk smash puny Batman

    • I keep hoping one of these days you’ll have a batman jest that is on some level witty and worth a chuckle.

  20. Man they shafted Coulson. Murder.

  21. S.J. is stolen biological material, taken against will and formed to clones line 200 pieces total. Original Scarlett Galabekian educated and licensed pediatrician doctor.

  22. um y is blackwidow on the cover and hulk is not, he’s a far more important character since he is 1 of the 4 avengers
    and does any1 els think that hulk isn’t getting as much attention that he deserves

  23. The Hulk should be mean looking – he’s a monster – I had a feeling they’d play safe & stick to the previous look – I’m sure they could’ve shown us loads of pics of what he looks like ages ago.

  24. I hope for Captain America they lose the helmet and go with the cowl we have been seeing on all the promo art. Its throwing me off why are they both different?

  25. YA KNOW —–I’M AS EXCITED AS THE NEXT GUY ABOUT THIS UP COMING AVENGERS MOVIE . I REALLY AM . BUT HOLLYWOOD—FOR CHRIST-SAKES—-IS IT POSSIBLE FOR CHARACTERS THAT WEAR MASKS—TO PLEASE PUT THE THINGS ON ????? IS THAT TOO MUCH TA ASK ???? [OLD MAN FAN BOY , TALKIN' !!! ]

  26. awsomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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