New ‘Avengers’ Featurette: Cast Interviews & the Helicarrier Set

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Anticipation for Marvel’s The Avengers has reached a scorching hot temperature, thanks to the recently-released second trailer. Suffice to say, if you’re looking for a truly tantalizing tease of Joss Whedon’s superhero movie powerhouse, it’s best you go check out (or re-watch) that trailer ASAP.

Those who are in the mood for some new behind-the-scenes footage from The Avengers, including more fluffy set interviews where Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) admits to geeking out on set, or Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow) talks about the literally bruising nature of her fight scenes, you should have a look at the second half of Entertainment Tonight’s set visit.

Whereas earlier Avengers trailers (like the extended Super Bowl preview) were mostly about teasing the idea of so many costumed heroes sharing the screen in flesh-and-blood form for the first time, the second theatrical promo dives deeper into the heart of the plot. We now have a better idea of why Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) decision to bring so many larger-than-life warriors together is both a stroke of genius and a desperate attempt to combat Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his mysterious extraterrestrial forces. As grand as the sheer visceral spectacle in the film promises to be, that aspect looks to be matched in emotional intensity by the clashes between its superhero characters, due to their differences in personality and outlook.

However, for a walk on the lighter side of things – and a better look at the tangible portions of The Avengers’ Helicarrier - check out the new ET set video below:

There’s no real need to hype The Avengers with words anymore; the early footage speaks for itself. Whedon’s film is not only poised to start Summer 2012 off with a bang, but it should also give both The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man a serious run for their money, as far as the contest to be crowned “Best Comic Book Movie of the Year” goes.

Of course while we wait to see what the box office receipts say about the success of these respective comic book films, you can weigh in on the matter by voting in our poll:

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The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, and Clark Gregg.

It will open in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.

Source: ET

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  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if Black Panther,Hank Pym & Wasp won’t make a cameo appearance in the film. There’s enough heroes already, might save cameos for those who’ve appeared in solo films. It would be too much imo. The only thing i can think of regarding new members is when their names or their whereabouts show up on computer screens. Kinda like in X2 when you would notice Gambit & Quicksilver’s real names in Stryker’s files.

  2. I would not call the threat of ‘global proportions’ if its focused on NY alone. Mainly- yes. But that gives room for screen cuts like Wakanda while showing the initial catastrophe before Avengers Assemble ie to lay emphasis on the gravity of the situation. Same system was applied to the other movies I referenced earlier. I doubt Fury would have gathered all those fellas just to avert a NY disaster. Subtle cameos like Hawkeye in ‘Thor’ and Wolverine in ‘XFC’ have been done and were a pleasant surprise. X2 as WallyWest mentioned is however the best reference. Even though they had ‘enough heroes’ everybody loved the Collosus cameo and the Hank Pym TV screen ‘cameo’ amongst others. Neither did they detract from the others any attention.

    Anyway, May 4th is around the corner. We’ll soon find out. I’m just saying it’s workable that’s all. A few seconds -nothing more.

    • That was Hank McCoy (Beast), not Hank Pym, in X2.

    • “Pretty sure the alien invasion will mainly be focused on New York (since that’s where Loki – the leader is, as well as their primary target – The Avengers).” — I did say MAINLY ;)
      But like I’ve been saying (and it seems you agree with me?), subtle cameos are the best way to go (like seeing Hank Pym and Janet Van Dayne appear briefly as SHIELD scientists, or seeing T’Challa on a TV screen arriving at an embassy or a foreign nationals meeting or something…)
      But having the screen, cut to Wakanda where we see an African prince fighting aliens… that ain’t very subtle IMO ;))

  3. I wouldnt call a ‘threat of global proportions’ a NY focus alone :). Doubt Fury would summon these big wigs for a NY disaster. I think there is enough space for a screen cut to Wakanda at the initial scenes when we are trying to get a feel of the scale of the threat. That is necessary for a feel of an apocalypse. Subtle cameos like Hawkeye in Thor and Wolverine in XFC have been quite successful and can be done again.

    Anyway May 4th is just around the corner. I just feel its possible without too much of a ‘WTF’ moment as u call it :). X2 was a good example with Collosus and Hank on TV. It didnt detract from the attention of the main and many heroes in the movies.

  4. Sorry. My bad. I meant Hank McCoy. Wrote that in a rush. But yeah, I think we both agree on subtle cameos, TheAvenger.

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