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11 new Avengers images for you to gawk at!

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Yeah I know, I know. It was just the other day that a whole other bunch of Avengers images got released, but clearly Marvel has absolutely zero intention of allowing this film to slip from people’s consciousness. So here are this week’s batch to dribble your geeky drool all over.

I’m pretty sure that I can’t be the only one getting a 9/11 vibe from that first Captain America pic., right? Whether intentional or not on Marvel’s part, it certainly is a striking image, and I expect it to be adorning the desktop backgrounds of a lot of computers very soon. Also, clearly Mark Ruffalo didn’t get the “we need you to look serious” memo.

Last Updated: March 28, 2012

29 Comments

  1. James Francis

    March 28, 2012 at 10:02

    I am super-unexcited about this. For one, I generally don’t like Marvel movies. Second, Iron Man 2 made it clear that the studio lacks vision beyond paint-by-numbers money making. Third, it is not fair forcing Thor into this ensemble picture when he has yet to really shine – the first film had great potential and fell just short of glory. Four, fuck Captain America. He’s a dick. 

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      March 28, 2012 at 12:25

      Two words: Joss Whedon.

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      • James Francis

        March 28, 2012 at 16:32

        That means nothing. Whedon;s experience is largely in television and small, low-budget movies. He has no clout when it comes to big budget, studio-obsessed, ensemble-cast films. That recipe has destroyed careers. Look what it did to Sam Raimi.

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          March 28, 2012 at 18:09

          That’s not quite fair. The emo-travesty that was Spider-Man 3 destroyed Raimi. Spidey 1 and 2 were outstanding.

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          • James Francis

            March 28, 2012 at 20:50

            I beg to differ. Willem Dafoe was an okay villain, but that was about it. Also, Sony’s interference started seriously in the second film.

          • Kervyn Cloete

            March 28, 2012 at 23:33

            Different strokes then, coz I loved both Spidey 1 and 2. Hell for a long time, Spidey 2 was my favourite of all the comic book films. Then along came Batman Begins…

      • Wtf101

        March 29, 2012 at 08:33

         As much as those two words fill me with hope for this, it also fills me with a certain dread…  I loved Buffy and Angel.

        However, his other offerings, Dollhouse and Firefly left me a bit cold.  Dollhouse had a hell of a lot of potential, but I don’t know if Whedon knew what he really wanted to do with that show.

        I just do not want to walk out of Avengers going ‘Meh…’

        And FYI, Mark Ruffalo is smiling cos he knows Hulk SMASH!

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          March 29, 2012 at 08:44

          Y U NO LIKE FIREFLY?!

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          • Wtf101

            March 29, 2012 at 09:42

            That show just did not do it for me for some or other reason…  Neither did the movie…

    • Tracy Benson

      March 28, 2012 at 13:05

      What didn’t you like about Captain America? Personally I’ve never followed the comics, but I really enjoyed Captain America: The First Avenger, and I didn’t think he was very dick-ish. 

      I’ll agree with you about Thor though, it could have been so much better

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      • James Francis

        March 28, 2012 at 16:25

        It was a profound waste of Hugo Weaving’s talent. Also, for an origins movie it drags its feet and insists on shoving Captain and all his patriotic pandering down out throats. 

        Batman Begins is how you do a first movie for a series. Not nearly an hour of some guy whose body has been uncomfortably shrunk with special effects. I also thought the Hydra thing was a pretty lame workaround to dodge the Nazis. It showed what a shallow premise Captain America as a superhero is.

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        • Kervyn Cloete

          March 28, 2012 at 18:13

          I absolutely loved Captain America… The first half that is. The moment the film got into the home straight, so to speak, it just lot my interest completely, but all the character and world building up until that point was superb.

          Wr.t. Captain America as a superhero, I could not disagree with you more. To see what Ed Brubaker has managed to accomplish with the character over the last few years has been amazing. The character has all the potential in the world, the problem is that lazy writers keep drawing from the same pulpy cheese-covered well.

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          • James Francis

            March 28, 2012 at 20:51

            Half a film, though, does not make a good movie – especially if they flub the last part. Is it still a good meal if the starter was great and the main meal sub-par McDs?

          • Kervyn Cloete

            March 28, 2012 at 23:35

            Looking at it holistically, Captain America was good, but not great. A 3.5/5 stars from me. Same goes for Thor.

    • Justin Hess

      March 28, 2012 at 14:03

      Yeah, I can see a whole raft of problems that might screw the Avengers, not least of which is the ensemble cast.You have to give each character a reason for being there otherwise they’re just someone in a costume shouting. If the film becomes largely about one character while the rest are sidelined, then yeah, it could fail big.
      But like Kervyn said, this is Joss Whedon and the fact that he is involved is the only, THE ONLY REASON I’m excited for The Avengers. 

      Pretty much every major property he has ever worked on has been about groups of people deep in the shit having to fight the bad guy while dealing with their own internal group shit. That, far more than him being a Geek God is why he was chosen for this, the biggest thing Marvel studios has yet attempted.

      So yeah, I’m aware of the film’s potential pitfalls but with Whedon involved, I’m pretty certain they’ll pull it off.

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      • James Francis

        May 9, 2013 at 08:45

        Whedon got lucky and his resume is overrated. Funny how we don’t remember who made Farscape or True Blood, even though they are as good as Firefly or Buffy. Dollhouse flopped – and deserved to flop. And in Avengers much of the heavy lifting was done before the movie came around – most thanks should go to Iron Man. I rank JJ Abrams and Guillermo Del Toro as having far better geek cred, but the cult of Whedon refuses to accept this.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 28, 2012 at 14:40

      I agree Thor was a bit weak but I loved the Captain America movie and can’t wait to see this.

      I think it helps that I’m not a big follower of the comics

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  2. Koko

    March 28, 2012 at 10:25

    Although this has nothing to do with Avengers and my great desire to see the movie, can someone please tell me how to opt out of the recommendations ONCE?

    I have to do it EVERY time I open a movies article. I don’t clear my cookies every time I close a chrome tab or anything. I guess I can just keep ignoring it, but why have the option if it doesn’t work?

    Back to Avengers….can’t…wait…

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    • Tracy Benson

      March 28, 2012 at 13:03

      I’m using Google Chrome, and I did the whole “opt-out” thing on the recommendations tab and it hasn’t popped back up for me yet. 

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    • Gavin Mannion

      March 28, 2012 at 14:38

      What browser are you using? What type of machine?

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      • Koko

        March 29, 2012 at 08:14

        Google Chrome

        Dell Vostro 1720 laptop

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  3. Gavin Mannion

    March 28, 2012 at 14:41

    Oh and that second pic… that’s enough to make me pay up by itself

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    • Tracy Benson

      March 28, 2012 at 14:47

      I noticed the serious boobage in that picture as well, how could you not? It does give everyone two very good reasons to go watch the movie

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      • James Francis

        March 28, 2012 at 16:33

        You two are never allowed to complain about a Michael Bay movie again.

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        • Tracy Benson

          March 28, 2012 at 16:42

          Damnit. Can I still complain about gratuitous explosions, weak characters and Shia la Poofy-Hair? 

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          • James Francis

            March 28, 2012 at 16:45

            Nope. Like Nickleback songs you can play a Marvel movie over any Transformers film and they will sound the same. 

  4. Wtf101

    March 29, 2012 at 08:11

    If this was mentioned before in the comments I am sorry.

    BUT…  The first captain America pic looks a hell of a lot like Cobra Commander from that distance.  Y’know, from the GI Joe cartoons.  Blue helmet… white faceplate…

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      March 29, 2012 at 08:45

      Now that you mention it…

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      • Wtf101

        March 29, 2012 at 09:43

         At least its not Serpentor…  Cobra-lallalalalalalala

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