It was hinted at during the superbowl ad spot trailer but Marvel have released a poster that confirms they have re-named their film “Avengers Assemble”. The heavily photoshop crazy poster features Marvel’s superheroes posing, looking meaningfully and ready for action among a crumbling New York setting. With no regard for their own safety, none of the superheroes are wearing helmets.
From left to right, the characters on the poster are Incredible Hulk (motion-captured Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth).
The film, directed and written by Joss Whedon, continues on from some of the other story lines that have made it into the world of film. It also features Jarvis (Paul Bettany), Agent Coulson (Clark Cregg), Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston). If you havn’t already seen the teaser trailer they put out last year, you can view it here.
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–the Super Hero 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’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.
The new name is apparently only for the U.K. after fears from the producers that the film would be confused with an old TV show by the same name and another film from 1998 based on the TV series, both of which featured British secret agents. Avengers Assemble is set to be released on April 26th.