Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Marvel Avengers Assemble!

Marvel has announced that the much anticipated The Avengers adaptation will be called Marvel Avengers Assemble, in the UK at least. This humorous change in title is presumably made because audiences may get confused with the campy 1960s British spy TV series of the same name. With the title change also comes a new poster, filled with action genericness, exploding stuff and Robert Downey Jr.. Are you sure this isn't Iron Man 3, Marvel?

Title change and generic Hollywood action poster aside, this is one of the few action films I am looking forward to this year. Joss Whedon may have let us down with the spectacularly mediocre Dollhouse, but let's hope this is more Firefly than that, shall we? With a new trailer out tomorrow, and a fast approaching April release date, it won't be long before we find out.
Marvel Studios presents Marvel Avengers Assemble—the superhero team-up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.  
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel Avengers Assemble is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when Marvel Avengers Assemble hits UK cinemas on 26 April 2012.
Via SFX 

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