First Look at the Avengers!
Straight out of the Licensing International Expo happening right now in Las Vegas, and courtesy of an eagle-eyed Twitterer, comes this first look at Marvel and Joss Whedon’s big-screen Avengers. The poster is a stylized digital creation, not an actual photo. It’s not even an actual movie poster. It’s an image being used by Marvel to introduce licensees to the property; it’s like the artwork you might see on the cardboard cards that accompany toys based on the movie. But it does reflect what the characters will look like in the finished film.
Jumping out first at this viewer from the (slightly blurry) image: a modern update to Captain America’s costume from what he’ll be wearing in his solo Marvel film later this summer. The new costume maintains the not-skin-tight aesthetic of the first Chris Evans costume while bringing the overall look more in line with what Cap looks like in comic books. (I think I like the 40s-era version better.) The image also gives us our first glimpse of Jeremy Renner in costume as Hawkeye. Hulk is in the mix, though this time his alter ego will be portrayed by Mark Ruffalo, so you might detect a few hints of Ruffalo’s visage in Hulk’s face. Chris Hemworth’s Thor looks basically the same as we remember him from last month’s blockbuster. And Iron Man still looks more or less as he did in Iron Man 2, though I think there might be a few slight cosmetic changes to his suit. Last but not least, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow appears much as she did in Iron Man 2, with some additional detailing added to the lower half of her uniform.
What’s the verdict? It’s a kick finally seeing all six characters together, don’t you think?