In a twist of (not-so-sweet) irony, international audiences will be treated to Marvel's The Avengers starting next week, while us here in the... well, US, have to wait seven more days to indulge in our superhero movie fantasy.
However, one thing we can all look forward to is the end of the Disney/Marvel's promotional bombardment. While we've enjoyed all the trailers, images, featurettes, clips, interviews, TV spots and early reviews, at this point all the footage and story details are starting to feel like overkill... But so much so that we won't post today's new featurette and the stylish new Avengers Mondo posters featuring S.H.I.E.L.D. 'master assassins' Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
The featurette (as you can see) covers some of the same ground as previous behind-the-scenes peeks - what with Scarlett Johansson and director Joss Whedon describing the challenge of bringing disparate personalities into one cohesive team, and Robert Downey Jr.'s assurance that the film "should be" their finest hour. Of course, we hear a bit more and see a bit more footage than before - but again, at this point, that's not necessarily a good thing. Other than that, it's the same old towing of the Marvel company line: "Avengers is going to be awesome!"
Below you'll find the first of what are going to be several stylistic Avengers posters from Mondo Tees. The Widow poster is probably a lot more appealing to cinephiles with its minimalist style and head nod to the James Bond universe ("From Russia with Guns"), but comic book fans will likely be more receptive of the Hawkeye poster - which is reminiscent of the work of comic book artist Salvador Larroca:
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Which die-hard fan will be the first to plaster their wall with all of the official Avengers movie posters and banners - and the entire collection of Mondo posters? Will it be you?
The Avengers hits theaters overseas starting on April 25th (lucky ducks); it will hit theaters stateside on May 4, 2012.
To keep up with alerts about when the Mondo Avengers posters go on sale, check out the company's Twitter Feed.