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See THE AVENGERS Assembled!! Is This Snyder's SUPERMAN Shield?? And More!!


Merrick here...

The Licensing International Expo is happening now in Vegas.  @theonlyesq is there (website HERE) and is Tweeting up a storm via his/her account.  And within these Tweets...are some fascinating glimpses of preliminary logos and early promotional art for upcoming cinematic properties.  To be clear, this is not intended to be art you'd find on one sheets, etc. Instead, this is the art that'll promote these properties to merchandisers and whatnot. 

While more images from the showroom floor are promised today, @theonlyesq has already posted several snapshots - most notably this picture from Marvel showing Joss Whedon's AVENGERS assembled.  NOTE the revised CAPTAIN AMERICA costume and...of course...The Hulk. 

Here's what @theonlyesq saw...



The version you see below was cleaned up and EMBIGGENED by one of our readers, MilkMan46, who also called this art to our attention initially. 


@theonlyesq also glimpsed THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and (apparently) Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN displays being set-up.  He/she grabbed these shots.  Nothing particularly surprising about THE DARK KNIGHT RISES image, but I'm pleasantly surprised that Superman's "S" hasn't been modified or tricked out in some way. In fact, it feels a tad retro...which is cool...

More as more comes along...


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  • June 14, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Snyder is FAITHFUL to his sources.

    by knowthyself

  • June 14, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Revised Cap suit has exposed ears!

    by D.Vader

    Boy am I glad to see that. I hope his neck gets covered up in this one too.

  • June 14, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Mmm. You can see Black's Cat from that angle.

    by Dwide Shrewd

  • June 14, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Now that is coll

    by TheBoyFromUlster

  • June 14, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Now that is Cool!

    by TheBoyFromUlster

    Anyone know what the pic was that was up on this site the other day with regards to Superman but then was taken down?

  • June 14, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Avengers Assembled!

    by XoanonTORN

    Always we will fight as onnnnneeeee

  • June 14, 2011, 8 a.m. CST


    by DannyOcean01


  • June 14, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    Loving Caps new suit.

    by batmans_pants

    Looks very cool. Stroll on 2012!!!

  • June 14, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    That's a lot of expensive paychecks in the AVENGERS poster...

    by ChaosReigns

    ...hope there's enough budget left over to make a spectacular movie. I don't want the climax to be Cap America, Iron Man et al scrapping with half a dozen Skrulls in some Vancouver woods.

  • June 14, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    the further developed cap costum and iron man armour

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    fucking genius. i didnt think they would do that.

  • June 14, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    caption: The Avengers were about to discover why you should never put Hulk in the back row.

  • June 14, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    i'm about to cry because its that good

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • June 14, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Ah yeah, Iron Man's got some silver in that suit now!

    by D.Vader

  • June 14, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Maybe we'll see some Hulkbuster armor in this one too?

    by D.Vader

  • June 14, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Hawkeye's lack of costume

    by deelzbub

    You are the weakest link. Goodbye

  • June 14, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Holy shit! how didnt you guys see that Batman..

    by JBouganim1

    is doing the Costanza beneath the slogan.

  • June 14, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST

    looks like IronMan's the leader? Not Captain????

    by evilnik

  • June 14, 2011, 8:31 a.m. CST

    This may help you....

    by PopCultureJunkie

    This is a Superman Reboot photo I found. It's just of the actors at the Daily Planet. I posted it on my blog.

  • June 14, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Black Widow looks way out of place on that poster...

    by alienindisguise

    not just in pose but she just doesn't look right with the gang.

  • June 14, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Hawkeye is about to murder Captain America

    by spacehog

    And, although the tangle of legs in back is a bit confusing, I'm fairly certain he's sitting in Hulk's lap as he points his arrow at Cap's neck.

  • June 14, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    and yes, Cap needs to be out in front.

    by alienindisguise


  • June 14, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST

    oh and nitro5737

    by spacehog

    It's not a photo from the reboot. Go back to the site you took the photo from; they mention it's a manip, of this:

  • June 14, 2011, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Hawkeye's mask??

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    Uh, seriously, I thought this was going to be cooler. I hate that they are taking the cop out route with Hawkeye's costume. It's like the X-Men all over again.

  • June 14, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for ALL these movies! Wow.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • June 14, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    hawkeye looks daft

    by Waka_Flocka

  • June 14, 2011, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Black Widow looks awful...

    by Judge Briggs

    Do we REALLY need that character in the movie?

  • June 14, 2011, 8:55 a.m. CST

    AVENGERS to present @ D23 instead of SDCC?

    by sapno_krei

    That's the word from . I bet there will be something small at SDCC. The big reveal will come in August at Disney's own EXPO.

  • June 14, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Hawkeye needs a mask . . .

    by Nick

    What's up with that?

  • June 14, 2011, 8:58 a.m. CST

    superman claymation

    by crazy4dragons13

    saw this on youtube

  • June 14, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    Agreed on Hawkeye. Needs a mask or shades!

    by sapno_krei

    It's the poster's only disappointment. Love the rest of Hawkeye's outfit, though.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    at least the upgraded cap's cossy

    by Citizin_insane

  • June 14, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    at least the upgraded cap's cossy

    by Citizin_insane

  • June 14, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Prometheus @ Las Vegas!!

    by marineboy

    No news on any images, but they're definitely pushing it for licensing there :)

  • June 14, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the linke Nitro5737!

    by MRJONZ72

  • June 14, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST


    by Chad Newhall

    I love how this amazing image surfaces showing the best possible Avengers we could ever hope for, and these guys have the balls to bitch about Hawkeye's fucking mask.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST


    by Chad Newhall

    I love how this amazing image surfaces showing the best possible Avengers we could ever hope for, and these guys have the balls to bitch about Hawkeye's fucking mask.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Does Hulk have a mustache? He's indie!

    by AzulTool

  • June 14, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    great poster!!!!!

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    For the first time I am genuinely hyped for this movie. Although I still maintain the movie would have been better in line with continuity and consistency if only Marvel/Feige hadn't screwed over Ed Norton. Ah well. Cool image though....I like every damn thing about it.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    This can't be right.

    by eric haislar

    they confirmed that she cut her hair for the part. it's all short and red now.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:15 a.m. CST


    by Aaron

    Marvel coming with the straight AWESOME shit. I feel like a child. That is all I want, to feel like a child with no concerns other than my own gratification! Thank you, Marvel!

  • June 14, 2011, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Are they all flying/levitating?!

    by Dillactus

    What's up with that? I'm referring to the Hulk, Cap, Hawkeye and Black Widow of course.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:16 a.m. CST

    I'm having trouble with this version of Hawkeye...

    by aegri_mentis

    Clint Barton, before all that Pym Particles crap, was supposed to be the closest to UNAUGMENTED human conditioning and perfection in the Marvel universe. Yet, they go with Renner, who is short, non-muscular, and always has a doughy, bloated look to his face. As much as he gets panned on these boards, if they wanted to go with the compact guy, they could have cast Matt Damon. They probably wanted him, but he would have needed much more money than Renner to make the movie. I like Renner's acting, but I just think he is wrong here.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:17 a.m. CST

    and Knowthyself: you make a good point

    by Citizin_insane

    snyder had always been faithful to the source. In fact, that's why I enjoyed 300/watchmen/legends of the guardians... I'm counting chickens here based on that little egg, but I'm excited for Superman now...

  • June 14, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    The Avengers movie is going to rock the world.

    by jericho1368

    That's why it's coming out in 2012. I have a feeling this movie is going to shatter box office and set new standards of excellence in the film industry. And the new Cap costume is amazing.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    and I think Hawkeye wouldnt look as bad ass with a mask...

    by Citizin_insane

    either way, quit your whining bitches. You all come off like the children from Willy Wonka

  • June 14, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Is that a pic of what Hulk will look lke?

    by aegri_mentis

    Ruffalo said the Hulk's face would be his, and I don't see it there. Hyped for this, though.

  • I can see him maybe being co-leader tops until towards the end of the movie or not until the 2nd movie...I can see him in the first movie more or so as just the straight up soldier taking orders cause well mainly he has been frozen for x amount of years and the whole having to get adjusted to this new world and all of this new my main thinking along with 1 or 2 other reason. but I can also see him and Iron Man as kind like Co Captains kinda jockeying (sp?) for position throughout the movie.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST

    why doesn't Thor have chainmail pants instead of disco pants?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Thor's ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin' alive. Pants on Thor, flames, nipples... you know the drill.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Too Avengery.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • June 14, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST



  • June 14, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    someone tell Thor to put his fucking helmet on!!

    by DonLogan


  • June 14, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    They've all been launched out of the Avengers Cannon.

    by sapno_krei

    It's Stark's latest creation.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Helmets/ Hawkeye Mask

    by Tank Williams

    Huh.. Where are they? Not nit-picking. But they should be there...

  • June 14, 2011, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Said it before, still seems too good to be true. I do think their looks will change slightly, this is an early movie licensing poster right? Shouldn't Iron Man be all triangle chested?

  • ...and all of the geeky tween-age kids would feel really confused wanking to a bunch of guys........... .........wouldn't they?

  • June 14, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    donlogan - okay............

    by sam jacksons wig

    ..........THOR!!!!!!!!! PUT YOUR FUCKING HELMET ON!!!!!!!! ...........He's not listening, dude...

  • The image is shitty and blurry compared to the others.

  • I'm sorry, I like Marvel and all, but the Justice League are way cooler and more iconic than the Avengers.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST


    by Nemo

  • June 14, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Thor's helmet

    by Eduardo Lopez

    Now, put a helmet on Thor now, Marvel!!! Thor without a helmet is not Thor!

  • June 14, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Blown away by the badassedness of the Avengers poster

    by juice willis

    Love it. Love it. Love it.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST

    hawkeye`s costume

    by Nemo

    dammit AICN. okay for all you "nerds": this is from the Ultimate Universe. no mask but shades, hopefully. know your Avengers, guys :P ... I mean Ultimates ... or Ultimate Avengers, crap.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by solitaire

    ok, well, going with the ultimates look was a no-brainer. I'm sure he will sport shades at some point. I saw Thor, but that was quick, so I am wondering if they are going to give him bad eyesight like the ultimates version...the greatest marksman in the world is nearsighted...that always made me laugh

  • June 14, 2011, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Not 616 Avengers. Not Ultimates.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    This is the Marvel Movie Universe Avengers. Different. In my mind so far the best of both worlds (not in that way).

  • and thor still cant find his helmet.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    that chick looks like Scarlett Johansen's Black Widow

    by Titus05

  • June 14, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    battle-ready thor = helmet-wearing thor.

    by vulturess

  • June 14, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Black Widow Has A GUNT!

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    Damn, Sean Penn must've fed her a lot Cheetos.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Hakeye's about to shoot Cap in the back of the head.

    by rev_skarekroe

    What a dick!

  • June 14, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by Bodacious_Crumb

    Hulk has Downs' Syndrome?

  • Some jerkoff with a bow and arrow along with a chick in spandex. Fucking YAWN!!!! Too bad they couldn't have Wolverine and Spider-man in this as that would be fucking awesome!!!

  • June 14, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Box office on THE AVENGERS will be good.

    by one9deuce

    It won't make really big money though. I'll predict IRON MAN numbers at absolute most. Anyone thinking AVATAR, TITANIC, or THE DARK KNIGHT kind of money are delusional. Poster does look awesome and the movie will probably be pretty good.

  • June 14, 2011, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Norton Was Poor Casting for Banner

    by Autodidact

    Banner is not really supposed to be the most interesting character. And one thing I hated about 2003 Hulk is how they involved Banner's dad in the Hulk's origin. It's not enough to have Banner get caught in a lab accident... he has to be a product of his father's experiments/greed/insanity. This is the most annoying thing to me about Hollywood translations of comic book properties.

  • I still don't think Snyder will get to direct MOS... That movie sounds awful just on casting alone.

  • June 14, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    How are they all flying?

    by PopCultureJunkie

  • June 14, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    If you have a Norse God, do you really need anyone else?

    by v3d

    It's like the Justice League. If you have Superman, wtf good is Aquaman? Just sayin'.

  • June 14, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Space Hog

    by PopCultureJunkie

    Thanks for the info!! I was duped!!!

  • June 14, 2011, 10:27 a.m. CST

    As Space Hog pointed out

    by PopCultureJunkie

    The pic may be a fraud.... some sick joke.... :(

  • June 14, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Scarlett Johansson is an overrated HACK!

    by JethroBodine

    Scarlett Johansson is an overrated HACK! And what's worse, while she may have BOOBIES, and present herself well in an interview/audition she isn't beauty queen material and THATS what's needed to play a fucking superhero. This is a fantasy, not a paycheck opportunity for Hollywood's "passaround tail" of the moment. When will the studios get this???? Look, we got January Jones in X-Men, and she's NICE to look at, and while she can't act her way out of a paper bag, at LEAST it was a decent effort at casting someone who can try and uphold the fantasy. We got Charlize Theron who has looks AND can act, but she gets relegated to Aeon Flux and some completely forgettable Will Smith "superhero" film? Say what you will about Michael Bay, but clued in and EVEN he knows good lookin pussy sells tickets, and he puts it right up there on the screen. And then he makes sure that the lack of acting talent NEVER gets in the way of his movie. JEEZUS Hollywood, dial it in a little bit. If Michael Bay has figured it out, it ain't that hard.

  • June 14, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    but he clued in*

    by JethroBodine


  • June 14, 2011, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Wow... An Avengers movie.

    by Nomoredirtyanything

    what sweet times we live in. If only we also had a George Miller JLA. a geek can dream...

  • June 14, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    C'mon Marvel, Thor should have his helmet on

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    It's an integral part of his character. I thought the one they briefly showed in the movie looked great and was hoping it would be on him again when he gets his hammer back. Never happened.

  • June 14, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I hope Johannson doesnt try to fake a Russian accent again

    by sunwukong86

    One of my biggest issues with Iron Man 2 was her

  • June 14, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Notice the prominence of Iron Man on the poster.

    by baronweazle

    He almost seems the leader, with the rest of the avengers as his side-kicks. I'm affraid this is basically going to be Iron Man 3 also starring the avengers. I do still love Joss Whedon and robert Downey jr. though! So I'll hope for the best.

  • June 14, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    no Fury on the poster?

    by MacReady452

    Marvel be racist.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Wow. You people.

    by ByTor

    Thor's helmet is an integral part of his character? Really? Do you people even read what you fucking write? This is why we can't have nice things, because loser fanbois cry over stupid shit like helmets and spandex. Christ, some moron up there wrote a long-ass post about how it was better to have someone like January Jones than Scarlett Johannsen, while acknowledging that JJ cannot act her way out of a paper bag. Un-fucking-believable.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Thor helmet = poop

    by knowthyself

    Come looks stupid. Don't mess up his good looks.

  • It's an amazing cast, a great writer/director, and it's happening. Think about that before you gripe about the color of the Hulk or something fucking stupid.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    I wanna make a love baby with you!

  • June 14, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Black Widow needs to be there

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    To look hot and surprising save one of the uber powered Averagers at some point. Same as Wasp. Same as Scarlett Witch. They just used here instead because the other two are sort of silly, super-spy at least is semi-grounded in reality and has been done effectively on screen a million times (especially if you have a Buffy the Vampire/Serenity director who likes kung-fu chicks).

  • June 14, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Iron Man as leader...

    by aegri_mentis

    Stark will try to lead the Avengers, and fail due to his alcoholism, he will hand the reigns of control over to the "kid" Rogers. (Keep in mind, biologically, Rogers will be around 20 years old, even in the first Avengers movie.)\ IM3 will have a subplot of Stark overcoming his demons. Avengers II (REvengers?) will show Stark realizing Rogers can handle it, and only being a support role for Rogers' decisions...

  • June 14, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST


    by ByTor

    It's a Simpsons reference. You hafta be pretty out of touch to not get a Simpsons reference.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Has Joss ever written for such a male heavy group?

    by Smashing

    I'm so excited to see his take on these iconic characters interactions, I don't think he has ever has so many dudes to play with, do you think he will add more females after Black Widow and Maria Hill?

  • June 14, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by ByTor

    Thanks. It's a compelling offer, but I'll have to pass. Nice to see other people get it, though. Hey, all of you morons bitching about the helmet or mask or whatever? Go watch some Simpsons. The character called Comic Book Guy? Yeah, he's making fun of *you*.

  • My reasoning was that Crudip looked exactly like hulk in the face and also a perfect scientist. He could have basically scaled up during his transformation and it would have still looked like Crudip. Woulda been incredible.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:35 a.m. CST

    WTF? No Ant-Man?!?

    by Continentalop

    What is it about the ability to shrink to the size of an insect yet retain your normal human strength that makes it so people don't respect you?

  • June 14, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    And why Hawkeye has no mask and Thor no helmet

    by Continentalop

    Because comics and movies are two different mediums. Mask and helmets work in comics because they characters are drawn, therefore they are not that indistinguishable. In movies, the exact opposite thing happens; conceal a characters features with a mask or head gear and he becomes less distinguishable. So I understand why they decided not to have those two wear things that conceal distinguishable features (especially in a movie where two other characters, Iron Man and Captain America, are required to wear them). Still, wish they came up with something for Hawkeye to make him a little more visually interesting.

  • But since I thought back in 83 that the 3rd superman movie should have been Superman Vs Batman. And then I had to wait like 30 fucking years for Hollywood to put 2 superheroes together. I mean fuck. The fact that we've never seen Spiderman simply swing past a window like dumbo cameo in Roger Rabbit. I mean how fucking lame is this fucking planet? How many people in charge of good properties actually have any fucking sense whatsoever in their heads? Not many right. I mean if I had only the rights to a few characters like fox and their Xmen in name only bullshit- I would have the shadow of a guy that looked like spiderman swing by. If anyone from marvel complained I would say that's AssHat Man.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Guys, Iron Man is not the leader...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...Sam Sterns is. Oh! Did you see what I did there?

  • June 14, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Cap has

    by eric haislar

    Red Boot's, Red Gloves, Real Stripes, And I think real wings in that photo! Sweet!

  • June 14, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    better female heroine

    by Hedgehog000

    Can't we do better than the Black Widow. Not only is her character not that interesting, on a team with Thor, IM, Hulk, Cap, and even Hawkey, she's totally useless. At least the Wasp (or better yet Giant Girl) or even the Scarlet Witch added some unique capabilities. Now, we'll have to sit thru the inevitable arc where they find some way for her to do something while we all wait for the next scene with the Hulk smashing stuff.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Best female Avenger ever

    by Continentalop

    The female Captain Marvel. She was awesome, and tough as hell. Damn Marvel for not having the balls to let a black women retain the name Captain Marvel.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Avengers with helmets/masks should be called WINGS.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    Cap A has wings on his mask. Thor has wings on his helmet. Iron Man had that wings/eyebrow thing on his helmet in the early days. Wasp... yea. Yellow Jacket has wings for shoulder pads and as Ant Man he rides a winged ant. Namor has wings on his feet (makes real sense for water people). Hawkeye has wings for eyebrows. Falcon is so very bewinged. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch kinda have wingy hair things... SHIELD logo has wings.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Black Widow sucked in IM2

    by Continentalop

    She really was a pointless character other than seeing SJ in tight spandex. Hey, nice image but a character that doesn't make.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Bytor is right.

    by rev_skarekroe

    This "Thor MUST have a helmet! Hawkeye MUST have a mask! Flames on Optimus = nipples on Batman" nonsense is so phenomenally silly. Hey, you guys may be interested to know that they did a Thor movie recently where he only wore a helmet for about 30 seconds. Turns out, the public didn't boycott it due to the title character's lack of headgear. Go figure!

  • June 14, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Oh, and Iron Man is in the front because he's the most popular character

    by rev_skarekroe

    Hulk and Thor weren't flops, but they didn't do nearly as well as the Iron Man films, and Hawkeye and Black Widow are secondary characters. It's marketing, people.

  • June 14, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    What Are The AVENGERS Avenging, Btw?

    by NeonFrisbee

    I don't think this has ever been answered.

  • June 14, 2011, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Nice Poster. Why no Thor helmet?

    by matineer

    A helmet is not the sole costume element applicable only to comic pages. Were there helmets in 300? He (Thor) looks like he's doing Shakespeare (which is fine) without it. He could wear it for a few minutes, right?

  • June 14, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    IM as leader is inline with the comics

    by Hedgehog000

    In the early Avengers, IM was the one who set up the team then passed on leadership. I think it's fairly traditional. Not to mention IM being the most successful of the movies and Robert Downey easily being the biggest star. Now, if the Cap movie is huge this summer, look for that poster to change pretty quick.

  • June 14, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Yeah mattman

    by Continentalop

    Except you can tell that it is a stunt double for everything accept the CUs of ScarJo during that action scene. it reminds me of this from I'm Gonna Getcha Suka:

  • June 14, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Warner Bros does not have the ability to do something like this.

    by Diagnostic

    Just not inside of them. <BR> Nor <B>D</B> 'Our characters are too big and important ' <B>C</B>

  • June 14, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    by Se7en

    Who cares about the Avengers. Superman's 'S' untampered ? LONG LIVE SNYDER. The man RULES.

  • June 14, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Prettay, prettay, prettay good

    by Sardonic

  • June 14, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Superman 'S' untampered ? FANTASTIC NEWS !

    by Se7en

    Who cares about the Avengers. Superman's 'S' untampered ? LONG LIVE SNYDER. The man RULES.

  • In Batman Begins you had the bat symbol, although "new" at the time, kinda bronze and rusty looking, as if a work in progress, symbolizing that this was, ahem, the beginnings of Batman. The Dark Knight had the symbol pretty much destroyed; exploding from all the pressure and stress he was feeling. This one is complete and polished, showing that the batman legend (although maybe not Bruce Wayne himself) will survive The Dark Knight Rises intact. One of the things I've been wondering about tdkr is how the symbol/beginning would play out; the first was the aforementioned bronze and after the beginning company symbols like the wb's, it showed all the bats flying around and coming together to form a huge bat symbol slowly getting bigger or towards the viewer. The Dark Knight used the blue fire, which if memory serves me right, is higher in temperature than red flame, and the flames slowly formed a bat symbol that approached toward the viewer. When it was rumored Riddler was the villain, I thought the beginning title sequence would be green, or maybe it might be red to show how intense tdkr would be, but was wondering how the bat symbol would approach the viewer. Anyway this *kinda* answers my question, but I am still looking forward to how the beginning unfolds. It makes sense to still use blue, since The Dark Knight used blue and this movie adds the word Rises to it, as if building on what that movie accomplished, despite it seeming like it would be influenced a lot by Batman Begins what with young Ra's Al Ghul in it; still, I wonder if it will be a water motif, maybe a cloudy sky with the clouds becoming the bat symbol? Also, it's nice to see Hulk as part of the Avengers, hopefully they have a coo' villain in mind for them to face. If it sucks, well I don't like how jw fired my girl crush Charisma Carpenter off Angel so at least this'll cool his sails for a bit. And the Superman symbol looks like something they just added to promote the film, not something that will necessarily be featured in the upcoming Cavill film.

  • June 14, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    People are Bitching? Hahahahahahahahahah. YOU ARE RETARDED!!

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 14, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    as in FUCKING

    by the Green Gargantua


  • June 14, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Its a lil 616 and a little Ultimate so fucking what? This is film Avengers.

    by the Green Gargantua

    Spoiler alert Black Widow is a Hydra agent so she will be turning coat halfway through the film.

  • June 14, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Cool news!

    by donkingkong


  • June 14, 2011, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by TopHat

    That's the only reason for the "Black Widow" to be in this movie; they HAVE to have a female character. I don't care how she is in the comics, Johansson has already made this character the definition of "meh". There is no way the character will come close to Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, AND Iron Man. Scarlett Johansson is a mediocre actor at best. Emily Blunt would have brought some class and geniune acting abilities to the role. Johansson is not even as attractive as the mags, entertainment shows, and geeks desperately try to make her out as being. (Personally, I think it comes from the fact that she's one of three actresses working in Hollywood that actually has breasts) We're going to have to cut back and forth from the REAL superheros to her stupid side story (which will have ALIEN: RESURRECTION Whedon wit) I've been saying this for a while, but it bares repeating: This film will be a rip-off. They're not going to show the characters doing stuff as much as we what; it will probably be a bait-and-switch film where we THINK we're getting an Avengers movie, but, instead get a S.H.I.E.L.D. one. Nick Fury, Hawkeye, and Black Widow will be the main characters and the rest will be supporting ones. A good portion of the movie will have to do with getting Captian America woke up and/or getting Thor back to earth. The Hulk won't "Hulk out" until the end. And Stark will act as a "consultant" like Fury suggested at the end of IRON MAN 2; he'll be a kind of "Q" character, making weapons and stuff like that for the team while giving sarcastic remarks. "Iron Man" will only show up at the very end. Yet, the geeks will make excuses and the ones pointing out reality will be called "trolls". Like always.

  • June 14, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    New Cap looks awesome.

    by Yelsaeb

    But I still hate his costume in the upcoming movie. It may look better on film and in action, but it looks too modern and bulky. I think it would've been awesome if they just went with the design that was in the Ultimate Avengers, the WW2 uniform that was just dyed red, white, and blue. That was cool retro Rocketeer type crap right there.

  • June 14, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Mattman, really

    by Continentalop

    She was spinning around on the guys she was fighting? Really? Because when I watch this scene, it looks like it is staged with a stunt double...

  • June 14, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    And I especially think they used a stunt double

    by Continentalop

    When I find stories like this: I figure it is just typical Hollywood hype, down playing the contributions of the stunt double. Yeah, ScarJo did some of the stuff but we was most certainly helped by wires and a healthy dose of a good stunt double IMO.

  • June 14, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    bytor dont' be shy about your lack of experience and your man-boobs. I promise, your lack of hygene, your greasy receeding hairline, and your back pimples won't bother me one bit. And if we wake your mom up, heck, she can join in too. Just know sweet, sweet, bytor, I'll be gentle, I know it's your first time. Afterward, you can show me your ceramic miniature dragon collection, even though you're approaching middle-age, I swear I won't even laugh.

  • that's a good thing...speaking of which I wish we could see the heroes with the mask off and the mascara on, it would be imo more realistic, like when Keaton took off his mask in batman returns (notice how he didn't have mascara on before he took it off) or when Christian bale was feeling down after rachel got blowded uppy and he was back in his penthouse. Not that I mind them not having it, as it would look a little weird, but I always thought it was coo' to see keaton in the Batman blu ray with the mask off and his eyes darkened.

  • June 14, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    I wasn't "bitching" when I said I wanted Thor to wear his helmet

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Just a polite plea. It would make sense that he should have donned his headgear during battle instead of his coronation ceremony.

  • June 14, 2011, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Unveiling the new Bat-vehicle??

    by kafka07

    That's one rumor online, and would be really cool if they do it. But websites are making up new bullshit rumors for TDKR every fucking second.

  • June 14, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    The Avengers are gonna kick Maury Goldberg's ass!

    by Benovite1

    'Cause that's who they're up against in the movie right? MAURY GOLDBERG FROM FLORIDA. Man I feel sorry for that little guy. What'd he do to deserve the complete and utter wrath of Marvel is beyond me. MAURY GOLDBERG. FROM FLOR-I-DA.

  • June 14, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Superman logo looks the same as Christopher Reeve's

    by brocknroll

    Are we going to get another Christopher Reeve/Richard Donner styled "Superman" movie from Zack Snyder? Looking at the logo, look like that is heading that way.

  • June 14, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Affirmative Action Yes, But

    by Hedgehog000

    I agree that they need at least one female hero - I'd even be fine with two. I'm just arguing the choice. The Wasp (or better yet her Giant Girl alter ego from the all ages Avengers), Ms Marvel, or even the Scarlet Witch don't have to have a rigged "special" moment to convince us of their value - they have superpowers. The BW is just a spy chick with some martial arts abilty - yawn.

  • I would have put Wolvs in there. And Spidey actually. Fuck it, the complete kitchen sink superhero movie.

  • June 14, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    mattman, re: Green Lantern

    by catlettuce4

    Of course they are trying to hide it. They have been ever since the first trailer was met with disastrous reception. The latest trailers all show the effects and not much else, no character, no story. We are promised epic space effects and aliens, they are afraid to show the rest most likely because it is still full of dreadfully groan-inducing bad humor and other bad-ness. And the Avengers... huh, I think it will be huge. Even if the movie is not so good it will be THE event to see, no matter who you are, or what demographic. It's going to pull everyone in just to see the heroes and actors all together.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Batman is gonna be overhyped

    by catlettuce4

    It already is, I suppose. Just wait till it gets closer to release. It reminds me of things like (for example) the Matrix Reloaded, where for some odd reason everyone gets convinced it will be the second coming, but in fact it will just be a movie. There's basically NO WAY the Dark Knight sequel will live up to expectations and hype set by The Dark Knight itself. Prepare to be underwhelmed if you are setting yourself up for something better than the previous one.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Please don't forget...

    by catlettuce4

    These images, logos, etc, while they MAY represent what we will see from these films, are really just early images used to sell to the licensees. A lot of times they are just whatever was in use at the time (Comic title logo, etc.) and may not be the final version. That even goes for helmetless heroes.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Ant-Man is there, you just can't see him.

    by cookylamoo

    I just looked at an ant at lunch. Ants are really, really small. Usually, when Marvel shows Ant-Man, he's more the size of a giant waterbug or a mouse. Explain to me what use is it to have a guy with the strength of a human. By that qualification, just about any human could be on the team.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    There better be some good action in The Avengers...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    All the Marvel movies so far have been mediocre on that front. They've all felt small scale and anaemic.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Why does Superman needs a shield?

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    I thought he was, you know, invulnerable.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    I don't get excited about ANYTHING that Snyder does

    by D o o d

    SuckerPunch being a huge example of such shittness! He could prove me wrong by knocking us out with a great version of Superman, but he would have to show huge restraint on gimmickry and stupid slow-mo's that have dogged all of his work!

  • June 14, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Justice League will never happen...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    because it's dependent on too many factors that won't line up. First, Bale will be unlikely to return as Batman without Nolan. Secondly, Zak the Hack will probably put the final nail in Superman's coffin (will that character ever actually be interesting onscreen?). Green Lantern could easily bomb since it looks absolutely ridiculous. And why are they being so slow developing their other characters's movies? You'd think a Wonder Women movie would be on the cards by now, since she's about the next most iconic character on their roster and one that ordinary people actually know. Characters like The Flash, Aquaman and Green Arrow are all lame to the general public, and it doesn't look like DC is going to rectify that anytime soon. By the time they get movies of these characters out, the general public will be sick to the back teeth of superhero movies and the boom will have bust, plus all the other actors (Bale, the new Superman, Reynolds, etc.) will have moved on.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    The White Avengers!

    by Tom Fremgen

    So is it a good thing or a bad thing that Marvel leaves their heroes as is, and DC always tries it increase the minority count? Aquaman replaced with Hawkgirl and John Stewart used over Hal Jordan in the JL, Aqualad now black (first created for Young Justice but appeared in Brightest Day first), Blue Beetle now Hispanic. All Marvel has is a black Nick Fury- who was originally created for the Ultimate Universe, so I don't think that really counts as a replacement character. Does Marvel not care, or does DC care too much?

  • June 14, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST



  • June 14, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Ya'll be trippin'

    by Madcapper

    and ya'll know it.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Pre-Screening Tomorrow

    by PopCultureJunkie

    I'm attending a pre-screening of Green Lantern tomorrow night. I'm super excited!!! Warner Bros. is even waiting for the box office results come in before they immediately green light a sequel. Anyways, I can write up a review and send it to Harry or whatever. :) I'm hoping the film rocks!!

  • June 14, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    What an exciting teaser poster...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    Yes, that was sarcasm.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    The White Avengers

    by Hedgehog000

    Hmm, I don't like changing characters races just for diversities sake. However, I did like the animated JL's take on both Stewart and Hawkgirl. But I prefer white Nick Fury (as long as Hasselhoff isn't playing him) to trying to be a bad a$$ Samuel L. Jackson Nick Fury. If they dumped Hawkeye for Black Panther, I'd probably be fine with it. If they made Hawkeye black though, not so much.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    cartmanez: Woo! Blew my mind, that did.

    by Playkins

    Black with white lettering... where was the "spoiler" tag? ;-)

  • June 14, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    arkhaminmate001: they're filming NOW, brother

    by Playkins

    Safe to say the costumes are a lock.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST


    by ByTor

    Wow, that's some pretty clever shit, there. The stereotypical comic-loving nerd, eh? Did you spend all morning crafting that? Well done, sir. Well done indeed.

  • June 14, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    you ungrateful assholes!


    ;) actually its kind of similar to previous Alien teaser posters is it not? wasnt the one for A L I E N just the spaced out letters?

  • June 14, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    How do the rest stack up to Thor?

    by DreadPirateRoberts

    Seriously, as portrayed in the films, Thor may not be an actual god, but close enough. I am not talking about whether you liked the movie or not. Just look at his big fight scene against the frost giants towards the beginning. At later against the Destroyer once he has his hammer. Thor + Mjolnir equals invincible as portrayed in the film. Ironman is a cool guy in a high tech suit with some cool weapons, but almost taken down by a shirtless guy with a nasty whip. We have not see Captain America yet, so I can't say. Black widow just knows some martial arts. Hawkeye is a talented marksman, but really should not be able to match up if he is relying on standard weapons for damage, even good ones. The Hulk seems to be the only one who could hold his own in damage potential and toughness to Thor, maybe. So my point is, if you send in Thor, how much help can the others REALLY provide in the Marvel movie universe?

  • June 14, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    wait i was thinking of 'A L I E N S'

    by CARTMANEZ pity they didnt put that nice 'R' at the bottom of the Prometheus poster already. I dont want another Pizza Hut suprise (remember the Terminator 4 Pizza Hut PG13 shock?)

  • June 14, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    er... "Ultimates"

    by Playkins

  • June 14, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    For the sequel I want the Avengers to meet...

    by Continentalop

    Kang, Grandmaster...and the SINISTER SQUAD! Yeah, DC will never let that happen, but it would be the closest to a Avengers vs. JLA movie we could ever get.

  • June 14, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    the corniest thing i have ever seen.

    by RedHorseVector

  • June 14, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Good point Mattman

    by kafka07

    batman-on-film is incorruptible!

  • June 14, 2011, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Ladies and Gentlemen: I AM STROKING MY COCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by crackerfarmboy

    That Avengers poster is perfect. That gang vs. Loki, Skrulls, and Thanos= EPIC!!!!

  • June 14, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    2012 : gonna be awesome-o

    by marineboy

    Avengers, Prometheus, Spidey....bring it on baby :)

  • June 14, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Hulkbuster armor....Please.

    by LordMaker

  • June 14, 2011, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Lots of issues with Iron Man 2...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Scarlett Johanssen wasn't one of them. See, unlike the rest of you, I'm a straight male.

  • June 14, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Hulkbuster armor vs Hulk should be the opening scene.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 14, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Hulk and Thor uber powerful, so what?

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    The Avengers (or JLA for that matter) are always like that. What makes the Avengers fun is they're dysfunctional. Most of them don't get along. So even if Thor and Hulk can win most battles by themselves, they typically find a way to LaBron James it and Wasp or Black Panther has to bail them out.

  • June 14, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    So Hawkeye is the traitor?

  • This is what they've been climbing towards for years now. Marvel, having already used up all of their big franchises, have painted themselves into a bit of a corner. This is their Mt. Everest. What happens when you get to the top? Do you go back down or do you build a giant "suck it" sign pointed at everybody beneath you? Let's look at the options. - Iron Man 3.... Considering how bad #2 was, I'm not counting on any miracles here. - Captain America 2.... All depends on how good #1 is. - Thor 2.... Lots of potential, but only if they balance the Midgard and Asgard scenes well. Or just dump the Earth stuff and go full on Asgard. - X-Men: First Class 2..... Would be an awesome movie, but the first one isn't doing too well at the box office. - Hulk 3.... Deader than disco. Not gonna happen unless Ruffalo and Hulk both impress in Avengers. - Fantastic Four reboot... Maybe if they get it back from FOX - Daredevil.... He's not even an A+ character at Marvel these days. I don't think that he'll be one at the box office. He sort of lives on the fringe of the Marvel U. - Spider-Man 4.... I don't care what you call it, who you cast, or what hip new spin you put on it. All signs point to meh. Even with Lizard appearing, this franchise is broken. Marvel's in a pickle. What's left? What new, untapped properties can you do that movie audiences will care about? Personally, I suggest that, after all is said and done, Marvel focus their energies on bringing some credible live action TV versions of the properties associated with the big film franchises. I don't care if they're ongoing or TV movies. Give TV some of that Marvel love and let the film universe recharge a bit. For TV I'd suggest... - Avengers..... SHIELD or Great Lakes Avengers. On the one hand, SHIELD could be an awesome, high tech version of 24. On the other hand, GLA could really stand out as a Marvel version of the Tick. A superhero comedy done right. - Captain America..... Howling Commandos. You don't really need Nick Fury for this. You've got this band of soldiers in WW2 and they take on the most impossible missions. Inglorious Basterds for TV. - Thor..... Thor. Hear me out here. You don't have to go with Thor as he is today. Go with a younger, teenaged version. Focus on his early years as a teen and his adventures with Loki, Sif, and the Warriors Three. Think Young Hercules. - X-Men..... Either X-Factor or New Mutants. One the one hand, you've got a team of superhuman private investigators. X-Men meets X-Files. Seems like a straightforward pitch. On the other hand, you've got the New Mutants. Another teen friendly property. Young & beautiful types who are inexperienced freaks and walking time bombs. Gossip Girl + X-Men + Smallville. Definitely a winner for the CW. - Hulk.... She-Hulk. This is a tough one, from a VFX perspective. If you can nail her look on TV without fucking it up then you have a superhuman version of Ally McBeal. This is the one superhero franchise perfectly suited for David E Kelly. Just look at Dan Slott's amazing run. It was a superhero book, but it was also a legal dramedy. - Fantastic Four.... The Inhumans. Displace them from their home on the moon and have them relocate to Earth. The silent Black Bolt. The crazy haired Medusa. The behemoth Gorgon. The martial arts master Karnak. And so on. Pit them against Maximus the Mad and a band of Terrigan mist baddies. Bring in the Unspoken. If you play with the Buffy concept of one "big bad" per season, you could make this work for more than a few. - Daredevil..... Go with Daredevil. He's much more suited to cable TV than the big screen anyway. Lots of high octane action against drug lords, hitmen, ninjas, and so forth. Alternatively, do a show about Kingpin. Make it a crime drama from the perspective of these goodfellas. A story about one man standing atop a criminal empire and his attempts to fight off challengers to his rule, the law, and the vigilantes. - Spider-Man..... I mean, wtf do you go from here? You can't use Spidey himself. Do you go with any of the Spider-Girl or Spider-Woman variants? Do you go with a show focused on the Daily Bugle or Frontline, focusing on the reporters view of the Marvel U? Do you go with Spider-Man 2099 and go to that next level? This is one franchise that's hard to spin-off to live action TV since you run the risk of dilluting the core film property. I can imagine other franchises working better on TV than film. - Power Pack... ABC Family - Ant-Man... SyFy or AMC - Luke Cage... Spike, FOX, or BET - NextWave: Agents of HATE.... SyFy And so on. Marvel's gonna burn out on the big screen stuff if they're not careful.

  • June 14, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Superman's "S" insignia

    by Snookeroo

    From the photo, it looks like the standard trademark "S" shield that DC has been using on licensed product for decades. I'd wager the display has less to do with Snyder's movie and more with whatever the current product is - probably the new blu-ray set.

  • June 14, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Don't forget Alpha Flight: Canada's Greatest Crime Fighters

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    They better not remove Puck's mask

  • June 14, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    marine boy

    by professor murder

    Don't forget the Wolverine reboot (because they know they fucked up the last) AND THE DARK KNIGHT RISES!!!! dude!

  • You have no idea how huge that will be.

  • it was goofy RDJ underneath. Is it too late to get that 90s Bond guy? I forget his name.

  • June 14, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by professor murder

    I was always saying that HBO or Showtime needs to just work out a deal with WB and whatever other properties and make a Justice League series. These cable premiere channels have the best shows(Game of Thrones, Sopranoes, Dexter, True Blood, Tudors, Californications, ROME etc..) and with multiple seasons to work with (although only 10-13 episodes per season) at an hour per epidisode, they can really build some story and have a great hit on their hands as opposed to a one time try at the big screen of only 2 1/2 hours to work with. Season one of Justice League doesn't even have to be the team most of the time. The build up of story and introductions of characters can get the proper care they deserve because of the multiple movie quality episodes, plus once season two comes around and the premise is established, Justice League can kick ass!

  • June 14, 2011, 5:27 p.m. CST

    90's bond guy?

    by professor murder

    You talking about Remmington Steel himself? haha Peirce!

  • June 14, 2011, 5:31 p.m. CST

    ummm, we know what Superman's symbol looks like.

    by mistergreen

  • June 14, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    C'mon Josh, just give Sarah Geller a call...

    by MasterShake

    and hit her up to play Janet van Dyne (Wasp). You can talk her into it, she'd be perfect. James Masters wouldn't suck as Hank Pym either.

  • June 14, 2011, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Cable TV being better has more to do with...

    by cookepuss

    ... the very simple fact that they don't have to appeal to these Americal Idol sized veiwerships. Since most cable TV shows see lower numbers, they can target a more hardcore viewer. The don't have to worry about people who stick to the basic broadcast programming. Instead, they can focus more on genre shows instead of reused cookie cutter crap that has been plaguing network for decades. Cable clearly subscribes to the "if you build it, they will come" mentality. And, with fewer restrictions, they don't have to pull as many punches. That's why we get shows like the fast and brutal "Spartacus" or the slower burn "Walking Dead." They don't have to follow the traditional rules and it works to their benefit. I'm not saying that there's nothing good on network. There is. It just tends to follow a formula. Network TV rarely ever takes that "fuck it" attitude and goes for broke. Of all the comic properties, I'd love to see Kirkman's "Invincible" go live action. I was watching that old movie "Sky High" the other day and it occurred to me that it was essentially a PG-rated "Invincible", right down to the very Mark Grayson and Atom Eve-esque Michael Angarano and Danielle Panabaker. I'd kill to see something like that, but with the clever storytelling and ultraviolence that Kirkman does so well. It would totally be at home on cable, especially given how Spartacus has gone balls out with the violence these past few years.

  • June 14, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    better quality PROMETHES poster/banner whatever

    by CARTMANEZ eat it bitches

  • June 14, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Re: expensive cast

    by Phategod2

    other then RDJ who amongst that crew can be considered an A-lister? Evans is unproven with FF the only real blockbuster, same goes for Hemsworth, Renner been in few movies but he doesn''t demand much more then scale, Scarjo is probably the second biggest pay grade, and I can't even remember the last time I saw Mark Ruffalo.

  • June 14, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Watch the Avengers cartoon currently out.

    by Hesiod2k7

    It explains that Tony Stark is the leader of this version of the Avengers. That poster also implies that Ant Man and Wasp join the Avengers by the end of the first movie and are introduced in that movie as well. I actually don't mind the modified Hawkeye costume, as the original one was dorky as hell and frankly, no true archer would want to fuck up his aim by wearing a Mask that messes with his vision in the slightest.

  • June 14, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST

    The question above ... What happens next??

    by Lamerz

    SECRET WARS, motherfuckers!!!!! $1 billion 3-film blowout on the big screen with every major fucking Marvel superhero and villian up on the big screen battling it out at the behest of the Beyonder. Fuck licensing, put that shit together. Split the massive fucking profits among the studios with the rights to the characters. Would be the movie event of the century!

  • June 14, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Re: The Avengers poster

    by Triple_J_72

    Do I like it? GOD, YES! Am I hoping and praying I'll like the movie as much? GOD, YES!

  • June 14, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    How does the poster show Ant Man and Wasp joining?

    by professor murder

    I don't see any clues about that happening on the poster. I think it's fine to leave them out of the MOVIE Avengers universe. Ant Man growing as tall as buildings and Wasp shrunk down like a fairy, they would need more explanation than I'm willing to sacrifice in this movie's runtime.

  • Don't you think we've got enough characters already??? It's only the first movie, they'll make sequels... maybe... ?

  • thanks for reading

  • June 14, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    ScarJo in spandex puts butts in seats and cocks in hands...fact

    by conspiracy

    Films like these always need the ubiquitous "Sexy Chick who kicks ass". ScarJo maynot look like the comic character...and it may be a "weak" character...but your typical 12-20 something guy watching this doesn't give a fuck...he just knows there is a hot fucking cunt kicking ass in next to nothing...and that alone made it worth his time and money.

  • June 14, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Regarding Black Widow and Hawkeye

    by Mitch

    My guess is since they've been already introduced as SHIELD agents in IM2 and Thor, they're basically on the team to keep tabs on everybody and make sure they do what they're told. A further guess is that Stark and Cap will tell them to chill out and let them work as a team.

  • June 14, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    So, After This Big Comic Book Orgasm...

    by Rebeck2

    Can we maybe go back to movies about and for adults? ...No? Yeah, didn't think so.

  • June 14, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Damn it. Marvel!

    by Diagnostic

    You just keep giving!

  • June 14, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    do you think actors today actually LIKE being in superhero movies?


    i wonder? i dont think they do..i think they really want to be doing proper acting roles that will win them oscars and their eyes kind of glaze over and they do a deep sigh and their head sinks when their agent is on the phone telling them they've been offered a role in the latest superhero movie and are damn well gonna do it or else! C Reeve is the perfect example...he didnt really wanna do superman but took it cos it was his big shot...he then had to do the sequels but all his other time was spent in the theatre or in ultra low budget actory was like his platform to do the stuff he wanted

  • What kind of weird time warp are we living in?

  • June 14, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Really like the Cap

    by smudgewhat

  • June 14, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    by smudgewhat

    Yep I do

  • June 14, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Avengers will stand around cock measuring for 2 hours.

    by Onin Solstice

    Even ScarJo will measure her cock up, metaphorical cock of course. Can there be any villain worthy of the this assembly of spandex badasses? Methinks to look to Mark Millar's Ulitmates run to see potential storylines...

  • Having adapted 2 other comic movies, Snyder's pattern for costume design is usually super-faithful to the comics. I think everyone at WB was aware of the criticism towards the Routh costume, so expect a big classic shield and a bright red cape.

  • June 14, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    For rebeck2...

    by Trevor

    Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. -C.S. Lewis, "On Three Ways of Writing for Children" (1952)

  • June 14, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    marvel's properties.... there's still many,

    by Norman Colson

    I think we've all been hearing rumors of an iron fist/ luke cage movie. Now marvel isnt a bunch of pussies to have r-rated properties look at punisher and blade. Blade 1 and 2 kicked ass. They can make it work... and since they did it before a r-rated luke cage movie with iron fist would kick so much ass if done right, gritty, martial arts, action and bro-mance. lol. And we all know in the future luke and iron fist join the avengers... get it. Let's get that disney money popping. im never gonna get tired of super hero movies as long as theyre not corny!!!! just do them right...

  • June 14, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Wow! Superman's logo!

    by ObiBen

    I haven't, like, seen this in YEARS!

  • June 14, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    re: What is Ant-Man good for?

    by jackofhearts29

    He can crawl up into the Avengers' pubes and fight off their deadly crabs and jock itch. Only problem is he tends to linger around Black Widow's vagina a bit too long

  • June 14, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST


    by _Lizarkeo

    AWESOME Cap mask! Marvel, give us the Hulkbuster and the SHIELD Helicarrier(s) and all will be alright in the world in 2012... Cheers.

  • June 14, 2011, 9:03 p.m. CST

    For Warpspeed

    by Rebeck2

    Hey, thanks for the literary quote, but it's misplaced. I have no trouble with "childish" things - I'm a lover of Pixar and James Bond and gory horror movies and Zatoichi and corny musicals...and on and on, I'm not embarrassed of my tastes in the least. See, I'm a REAL movie geek - I like ALL types of film. Unlike those who call themselves a movie geek but really they only like superhero films. I don't mind superhero movies, I even own a few - the first Superman, Batman Begins, X-Men 1 &2, Spiderman 2, and Iron Man. More than a few! But I'm getting fucking tired of them because as a steady diet from Hollywood, non-stop 24/7, it's just a tad fucking much. It's like only eating gummi bears for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I want some sophisticated and yes adult (as in intelligent and well-told) genre films like they made in the prehistoric days of the 1970s and 80s. I just want something original that doesn't come from a fucking comic book. Too much to ask?

  • June 14, 2011, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Do you stooged know anything about Movie rights

    by Phategod2

    Fox owns the rights to X-men and all its villians, Sony owns the rights to Spiderman. That said this is "THE" Avengers not the New Avengers or the West Coast Avengers.

  • June 14, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    That poster looks fantastic! + thoughts on helmets, masks, etc.

    by kevred

    That looks terrific, like a comic book come to life. The classic overall effect of it overcomes all the little compromises they have to make to do this in Hollywood ("realistic" costumes, recognizable faces, etc.). Speaking of that, I would guess that's why they don't have a helmet for Thor or a mask for Hawkeye. This is marketing, not a scene from the movie. They want people to look at the poster and say, "hey, I recognize that guy, he's Thor!" Not "hey, there's some guy in a helmet". Similarly, "hey, there's that guy from Hurt Locker!", not "hey, there's a guy in a mask I've never seen before". Looked at that way, it's pretty simple. How many of us thought we'd get to this point, where all of these characters have been done at least reasonably well, and we'd get a poster image like this? Even the nit-pickiest should admit this is pretty darn successful.

  • Black Widow's a boring, mostly useless character to begin with. Johansson's portrayal, while aesthetically pleasing, is distractingly implausible and downright annoying. A tough, powerful woman with comparable powers to the big boys would be more interesting and - because they'd more easily be able to fit her into the "real" action - less pandering. We all know that there's going to be some tired, ham-fisted way to shoehorn Black Widow not only into the thick of things, but into the thick of things in a way that shows up all the powerful men (this is Whedon, after all, and he follows this routine with a truly tiresome repetition). I'd much rather see a simply stronger woman, like the Witch or Marvel, who could be emphasized less annoyingly. Cap, as the ultimate physical specimen/athlete/natural fighter, and Hawkeye, with his nearly-superhuman bow skill, cover all the ground that Black Widow does. She's window dressing. We don't need or want Buffy in the Avengers, Joss. You should be giving us an inherently powerful heroine, not one we have to bend the story around to make her work. (Call this a preliminary and hopefully unnecessary complaint. I'd love to be proven wrong by Whedon, and this is the only real bummer of the lineup for me. Not even remotely enough to spoil the film or make me not enthused for this - but enough to say, "if you're going to go this far, why not *really* do it right?")

  • June 14, 2011, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Cartmanez, do you post anything that isn't completely wrong and/or full of shit?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

  • June 14, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern cost $300 million to make?

    by iceman199

    Whoa boy.

  • June 14, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    crackerfarmboy: who mentioned Thanos being in the Avengers?

    by Citizin_insane

  • June 14, 2011, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Ant-Man: people were panicking over swine flu, so

    by Dennis_Moore

    don't underestimate the ability of something microscopic to frighten and to harm. Particularly from someone who can punch you in the heart with full-sized force from INSIDE your body.

  • June 14, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST

    @citizin_insane: I think that the Thanos thing

    by cookepuss

    comes from a couple of places. For one thing, it has been rumored by comic sites like CBR for a while, citing various newspapers as sources. Then again, these are also the same sites and publications that have rumored this movie to also involve the Kree and/or Skrulls. However, the most convincing evidence would be the appearance of the Infinity Gauntlet at various shows. Take a gander: This prop, afaik, appeared in Odin's weapons room in Thor. However, some are suggesting that this may be the major plot device that brings the Avengers together. I'm not so sure either way. This seems to be in direct conflict with the appearance of the Cosmic Cube at the end of Thor. Whatever the case, it looks like Avengers is gonna get a little cosmic in some form or another.

  • June 15, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    I didn't see no Gauntlet in Thor and I looked for it.

    by The Founder

  • I don't get Ll the nitpicking. I'm happy we're getting an Avengers flick. Will it be good?? Can't say but for now and until I hear otherwise I'm looking forward to this.

  • June 15, 2011, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Thanos as the villain? I don't see him working in just yet.

    by The Founder

  • June 15, 2011, 1:31 a.m. CST

    that looks fucking bad-ass


    Green Lantern really did cost 300 million eh? Haha. Oh boy. That's the bomb of the summer I'd say. Well the tracking is around 50 million so it will probably make around 120 million total in the US. Looking at the trailer, they just sort of failed to create a cool looking Green Lantern universe. The green lanterns look goofy, the villain with the big egg plant head looks gross and repulsive, the big cloud monster looks like a boring CGI particle effect, nothing more. I was looking forward to it and will check it out but it looks disappointing already.

  • June 15, 2011, 1:32 a.m. CST

    the green lantern planet also looks like a bad computer graphics college project


  • June 15, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Cooler News: Ghostbusters 3 in 2013

    by catlettuce4

    From the same licensing expo:

  • June 15, 2011, 2:36 a.m. CST

    The ad above can suck my balls

    by Anthony Torchia

    and Zack does great when he has great source material (300 and Watchmen) and not so great when he doesn't (Sucker Punch), so I ain't trippin'. And that ad can suck my balls some more

  • June 15, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST

    bytor - well done

    by RobertoInfiniteTHEMoonLander

    I agree with everything you said.

  • June 15, 2011, 5:51 a.m. CST

    So from the poster,it looks like that IM will be the

    by KilliK

    boss of the team and not figures..

  • June 15, 2011, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Moriarty says Green Lantern is DOA.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Well that sucks. I've been getting people all pumped up to see it, now I don't even know if I want to drag ANYone to see it now.

  • June 15, 2011, 7:14 a.m. CST

    "Green Lantern is DOA" I wouldn't be too suprised if that's the case.

    by AsimovLives

  • June 15, 2011, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Aint it way behind

    by DonLogan

    Captain America in his USO suit on other websites as are unfavourable Green Lantern reviews... What happend to this site?

  • June 15, 2011, 7:37 a.m. CST

    by Redmantle

    You geeks need to go get laid. Seriously. Get out from your mother's basement and go get some. All this bitching over the Avengers poster. It looks cool. Jesus christ. I'm embarassed to like comic books and sci-fi and be grouped in with the rest of you... GO. GET. LAID. Then you won't give a shit about Thor's lack of helmet, or whether or not Iron Man has a circle instead of a triangle, and then you can have fun, and concentrate on work and pussy the way the world is supposed to be...

  • June 15, 2011, 7:48 a.m. CST

    @redmantle: I thought the "geeks need to get laid" thing..

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    ...was done by now? The day Harry Knowles got married that argument was limp (no pun intended).

  • June 15, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    rsanta: Everything you listed is so ridiculous

    by NathanGrey

    You sound like a teenager who stillbelieves in Santa. TV shows? Really? Live action? Marvel is in a "pickle"? They've gone this far without such stupid advice. They will be fine.

  • June 15, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Also I suggest people watch the Avengers cartoo

    by NathanGrey

  • June 15, 2011, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Also I suggest people watch the Avengers cartoon

    by NathanGrey

    They address who is leader issue pretty well which looks like how the movie will address it also. Plus the stories are short and well written.

  • Yeah, how's that working out for you?

  • June 15, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern -- Very Disappointing Reviews

    by PopCultureJunkie

  • June 15, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Also, with Green Lantern

    by PopCultureJunkie

    It looks like the director embellishes in spectacle rather than story. I don't see this being Ryan Reynolds' fault.

  • June 15, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Reviews are irrelevant.What matters is the B.O.

    by KilliK

    if it is a hit,nobody from the studio and the cast will give a fuck about the bad reviews.FACT.

  • June 15, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    it's funny

    by deelzbub

    whenever we (the section of the public that is well-versed on the subject matter) have a beef with how said subject matter is handled, some no-name shows up and suddenly it's our fault. That makes as much sense as blaming Car & Driver for not voting some POS as Car of the Year. These no-name cats are probably the ones to blame for the bad photoshop that passes as movie posters, dvd covers, and licensing promotional "art."

  • June 15, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Killik, if you haven't seen it yet...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • June 15, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    I mean, I'll still see it...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    I'm just worried. I want WB to be successful with DC. I'm a much bigger fan of the DC universe than Marvel, and if they aren't going to go all out to try to establish a workable movie universe they won't be able to succeed Harry Potter with these characters as franchises.

  • The first trailer was indication enough that Green Lantern was going to be a disappointment. Geoff Johns promised it was going to be awesome and that he approved of the film... what a hack. Sad thing is, if Green Lantern bombs at the box office (which most likely it will) then it's "All Batman, All the Time" for the foreseeable future from Warner.

  • June 15, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST


    by solitaire

    Go over to joblo, they have images of cap in his uso outfit, which is essentially his comic outfit without chainmail or ear holes. Still, it is pretty awesome that he wears it. It does make a good argument for why a direct comic translation (i.e. tights) doesn't always work, as he looks goofy as hell, but as he hates it and makes stark build him a new one, I guess thats the point.

  • Ryan Reynolds would have been PERFECT...for THE FLASH. Sounds like this GREEN LANTERN flick isn't played serious enough, especially considering the emphasis of "will power" behind the ring. So sad, considering all the money that was thrown at GREEN LANTERN. --Hopefully, Warner Bros. will press onward with JUSTICE the hands of more capable (and suitable) talent.

  • June 15, 2011, 11:52 a.m. CST

    as a white man with black ancestors...

    by darth_ghidorah85

    i find the avengers racist and all you other whities live in this fantasy where white people are the heroes! Everyone knows, like in Rocky, that the elogance of the Black Man is what drives the world. All you other fools who can't see this are highly uneducated, while I, with my 2 degrees, am returning to the set and making more money than most will see in a lifetime, especially you basement-dwelling whities! I had not 1 but 2 cockerspaniels in the '80's!!!

  • June 15, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Geoff Johns gets fired if GL fails, right?

    by nursey

    This guy spent the last year taking credit for the creative direction of the Green Lantern film and now the movie is proving to be a bona fide artistic failure with a nearly $300 million negative cost. And Johns has tweeted exactly twice in the last two weeks--a sign that he must feel somewhat guilty about how awful the movie has turned out. So the question is, will WB/DC hold him accountable? He's been kept away from the Batman films by the Nolans but he was THE guiding force behind this GL debacle and Time Warner shareholders will not be happy with a write-down that obliterates a quarter or two's worth of profits.

  • June 15, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    GL could still be a hit.

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    There's a third Bayformers coming out in a bit, anything's possible.

  • June 15, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern

    by Tank Williams

    Off topic, but the GL reviews are now coming in.. I called this one. Currently just over %30 on RT. Not good. God I wanted this movie to be awesome but, I have gotten a bad vibe since the first trailer they showed last year. Damn you Martin Cambell!!

  • June 15, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    darth_ghidorah85 .... "War Machine" is black

    by Jake Pantlin

    War Machine is black, last time I checked. Although he isn't an official Avenger in this film because he is an Air Force officer, he still works with Iron Man from time to time, and he does go on to join the Avengers in the comics (as well as the West Coast Avengers). So spare me the racism crap... War Machine is getting his own movie, for christ sakes.

  • June 15, 2011, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Killik - I couldn't disagree more

    by Tank Williams

    Reviews aren't everything, I'll give ya that! But word of mouth is huge when it comes to BO success! You say BO is more important, but ultimately reviews / word of mouth effects the BO results in every way. In your defense, Transformers 2 was one of the worst films in history, and it made bank. It's a un-predictable industry, thats for sure.

  • June 15, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I agree with the first post:

    by Kremzeek

    I'm not a huge Snyder fan, and say what you will about him, but the guy does his BEST to emulate the source material. Something that can only be said about a few directors working today. I think that part, at least, is pretty cool. I wasn't a Superman Returns hater, but I can't say I loved it either. So, I'm expecting this to be better than that - and I think Snyder can pull it off.

  • June 15, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST


    by Trevor

    Thank you for clarifying your statement. While I agree with your assessment that Hollywood is relying on too many media adaptations and not enough original properties, I feel that the income that those films make will not influence a changing of the guard. Superhero movies, for the most part, are hot sellers.

  • June 15, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST


    by Trevor

    Thank you for clarifying your statement. While I agree with your assessment that Hollywood is relying on too many media adaptations and not enough original properties, I feel that the income that those films make will not influence a changing of the guard. Superhero movies, for the most part, are hot sellers.

  • June 15, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST


    by Trevor

    Thank you for clarifying your statement. While I agree with your assessment that Hollywood is relying on too many media adaptations and not enough original properties, I feel that the income that those films make will not influence a changing of the guard. Superhero movies, for the most part, are hot sellers.

  • June 15, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern sitting at 24% on Rotten Tomatoes!

    by ganymede3010

    I'm actually glad. Now he'll really focus on Deadpool once this tanks.

  • June 15, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    atheron you racist cunt

    by darth_ghidorah85

    haha j/k check out the talkback for the latest BTSPOTD (the one with Rocky), and you'll understand my post lol. i was mocking the ridiculousness of a talkbacker over there, claiming that both rocky and back to the future are racist white fantasies lol

  • June 15, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    atheron you racist cunt

    by darth_ghidorah85

    haha j/k check out the talkback for the latest BTSPOTD (the one with Rocky), and you'll understand my post lol. i was mocking the ridiculousness of a talkbacker over there, claiming that both rocky and back to the future are racist white fantasies lol

  • June 15, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    that poster is just a quick photoshop job, nothing more.

    by AsimovLives

    I seriously doubt that will resemble in any way the real poster we will get months from now.

  • June 15, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST

    They are all white

    by cgh123

    Well, except Hulk. He's green.

  • June 15, 2011, 6:55 p.m. CST

    They are all white

    by cgh123

    Well, except Hulk. He's green.

  • June 15, 2011, 8:08 p.m. CST

    If DC were smart, they'd greenlight a Victor Stone movie.

    by ganymede3010

    He's one of those B characters like Iron man who has the potential to be a much better movie than one of DC's a-list characters like Superman. All they have to do is cast Will Smith and a proven director and this is easily a 500 million + franchise.

  • June 15, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    The White Avengers.

    by Triple_J_72

    That's right. Get over it.

  • June 15, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Hey, Thor. Go make me a sandwich.

    by EastBayFrankenstein

  • June 27, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    If that's the Cap costume for The Avengers I'll be over the moon.

    by Movietool

    It actually looks like Captain America.