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Marvel's The Avengers roundup: New pic, New figure, New quote!

Feb. 20, 2012by: Paul Shirey

A new image from Marvel's THE AVENGERS has surfaced via Empire Magazine's latest issue featuring Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) doing the "badass" walk.  Nothing too earth shattering, but cool enough.  I'm happy to see more Avengers-themed promotional items, especially new stills and images as I think most people have grown weary of seeing the same images used over and over again on everything from movie theater cups to door posters. 

It's nice to see something straight from the flick.  Of all the characters in THE AVENGERS films, the only one who we haven't gotten much of a grasp on is Hawkeye (Renner) as he had a very small role in THOR, but not enough to gauge what to expect from his character in THE AVENGERS.  It'll be cool to see how Renner tackles it.

I'm also happy to see the gray Black Widow costume being used, which the character has been known to wear from time to time.  Up until now I hadn't really noticed.  Probably the most complaints have come from Cap's costume, but I can't express more how happy I am that they didn't even attempt to tone it down.  He's Captain America.  He wears red, white, and blue.  That's the deal.  My only gripe is the lack of wings on the helmet.  Although the Ultimate version of Cap doesn't wear the protruding wings, this isn't clearly the Ultimate or regular Marvel Universe Cap, so it's anyone's game.  I'd prefer the protruding wings. 

Speaking to Total Film, actor Tom Hiddleston, who plays the villain, Loki, had this to say about scrapping with our titular heroes: "I had huge fun with Chris Evans, as Captain America, because super-soldier though he may be, he's still a man, up against a God who in his own mind is infinitely superior. Then, in the ring with The Hulk, we've got this silver tongued, lightening quick mind up against the embodiment of rage..Loki has this mercurial, transformative ability, not just physically but intellectually, so not all the fights are purely physical. Mind games? Maybe.."

As a bonus, I've included a peek at the Hot Toys Nick Fury figure, which we teased a while back.  The detail is astounding and it looks like a great figure.  For those who aren't satisfied with the cheaper off-the-shelf figures at Target, this is for you.  Take a look:

THE AVENGERS opens on May 4, 2012 and I cannot freakin' WAIT!

Extra Tidbit: Would you prefer Cap to have the protruding wings on the helmet or are you fine with them just being stenciled on?

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11:48AM on 02/21/2012

Lose the helmet.

I'm a fan of Marvel and have complete faith in this film. I just wish they would lose Cap's helmet. No one else on the team needs a mask (Iron Man, but the whole world knows his identity) So why would Cap need a mask? It's a helmet you say? Why would the ultimate soldier need a helmet? Black Widow and Hawkeye don't need helmets. Lose the helmet/mask and leave it with Chris' beautiful American face.
I'm a fan of Marvel and have complete faith in this film. I just wish they would lose Cap's helmet. No one else on the team needs a mask (Iron Man, but the whole world knows his identity) So why would Cap need a mask? It's a helmet you say? Why would the ultimate soldier need a helmet? Black Widow and Hawkeye don't need helmets. Lose the helmet/mask and leave it with Chris' beautiful American face.
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7:30AM on 02/21/2012
I'm okay with Cap costume, including his costume But what I don't get is the color. In some shots, his costume is light blue. But in some other shots, bright shots, his costume is more of a dark blue.
I'm okay with Cap costume, including his costume But what I don't get is the color. In some shots, his costume is light blue. But in some other shots, bright shots, his costume is more of a dark blue.
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5:40PM on 02/20/2012
Captain America looks fucking horrible in that 1st pic
Captain America looks fucking horrible in that 1st pic
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3:47PM on 02/20/2012
lol should have kept caps ww2 uniform.
this new one looks so goofy.
lol should have kept caps ww2 uniform.
this new one looks so goofy.
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3:02PM on 02/20/2012
The expactations for this movie ar ridiculously high... I expect this to be a great movie, but with a very large group of haters...
The expactations for this movie ar ridiculously high... I expect this to be a great movie, but with a very large group of haters...
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12:42PM on 02/20/2012
Ha, I figured out what looks wrong about the helmet. They covered his ears. In the normal and Ultimates, his ears stuck out which made the helmet look much thinner.

But if you compare the two side by side, his costume from the first film was just inspired and looked much more "Cap" than this does. There is too much blue in this one and the blue isn't the right color.
Ha, I figured out what looks wrong about the helmet. They covered his ears. In the normal and Ultimates, his ears stuck out which made the helmet look much thinner.

But if you compare the two side by side, his costume from the first film was just inspired and looked much more "Cap" than this does. There is too much blue in this one and the blue isn't the right color.
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11:43AM on 02/20/2012

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stenciled, if it looked like it did in the comic it would look hilarious. 3rd most excited film for this summer next to dark knight and prometheus.
stenciled, if it looked like it did in the comic it would look hilarious. 3rd most excited film for this summer next to dark knight and prometheus.
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11:38AM on 02/20/2012
I agree the costume Cap used in his movie was way better, but on the other hand I am glad they went with a real look and not the fake rubber look that all super hero movies use.
I agree the costume Cap used in his movie was way better, but on the other hand I am glad they went with a real look and not the fake rubber look that all super hero movies use.
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11:33AM on 02/20/2012

WINGS WINGS WINGS

Looks absolutely ridiculous without them.
Looks absolutely ridiculous without them.
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11:32AM on 02/20/2012
For the extra tidbit, I definitely prefer them stenciled on. They could maybe be a LITTLE three-dimensional, but definitely not like the comics, that would look dumb.
For the extra tidbit, I definitely prefer them stenciled on. They could maybe be a LITTLE three-dimensional, but definitely not like the comics, that would look dumb.
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