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Two new Avengers photos for you to ogle!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Disney has released two new Avengers pics and I figured it'd be quite greedy of me to keep them to myself, so here they are.

Word 'round the campfire is Marvel considers The Avengers to be their best outing yet. I've talked to some cynics in the group who weren't sure it was going to come together and they're all doing their mea culpas now. They say it has the heart, the action, the humor and the suspense a movie like The Avengers should have. The only criticisms I've heard is that Whedon's eye isn't as cinematic as it should be, but that the rest of the movie is so good that you accept it.

So, go Avengers! Bring it on!

In the meantime we have a couple of bland photos to hold us over. Funnily enough I like all the elements in both photos, just not sure about their presentation. And is it just me or is Scarlett wearing the facial expression of someone who had a really bad burrito and is trying to keep it together on the way to the toilet?

Both of these pics can be enlarged with but a simple click.





-Eric Vespe
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  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST

    So... the agent guy is showing Thor his first internet porn?

    by Optimus Prime

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Pics look cool, but... what's up with Cap's eyes?

    by Finley

    Maybe it's just the fact that they stand out in the blue and all, but Chris Evans' right eye looks kinda weird- like he was half asleep when they shot that.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:34 a.m. CST

    And then the Human Torch wiggles his spandex clad hand and says.

    by Optimus Prime

    Now imagine THIS... But ALL OVER!!!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:36 a.m. CST

    The second Pic

    by tomdolan04

    Strut, Strut, Strut, Turn, Pose, Strut! <p> Quint - can you elaborate on "The only criticisms I've heard is that Whedon's eye isn't as cinematic as it should be" (?) <p> I translate that to be it's dialogue and exposition heavy - of which Whedons style doesn't really interest me that much bar maybe a season or two of Buffy. A bit too self aware, wink wink nudge nudge to the audience. <p>

  • if i didn't enjoy Firefly so much i would have lost interest in this movie after the first images released of Captain America's modern suit. the image above is not helping. i don't give a FUCK about being true to the comics. i just expect the suit not to look like a 12 year old made it. but Batman's suit in Nolen's movies looked shitty in images too, so, i'll give it a try

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Iron Man 1 was an excellent romp

    by tomdolan04

    Thor was pretty good, the news that Branagh got booted was bad in that stylistically he brought some great qualities to it. <p> Captain America was OK but moreover felt like the studio saying 'SHIT we're making a movie about the Avengers and we need to boot a Cap movie out of the door so it looks like we know what we're doing'.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    When I asked "Does it look like TV?" The source's response was in the affirmative. But he/she/it has always been honest with me and said that even though it looks like TV you don't mind it because the rest of the movie is so good.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Thanks Quint

    by tomdolan04

    To be honest, these and the other released pictures back that up pretty accurately. <p> Will still be a good affair by all accounts if they manage to have that earnestness that a too heavy handed Whedon-esque dialogue snap happy piece could veer off track with.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:44 a.m. CST


    by KingArcane

    Yeah, because Robert Downey Junior, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johanssen, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner are nobodies. I'll give ya Mark Ruffalo, because he does smaller films, but to call those actors "nobodies" is ignorant. Chris Hemsworth, possibly is the most promient "unkonwn", but he's not a throwaway. He just hasn't had as many films as the rest.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:45 a.m. CST

    And also

    by tomdolan04

    That's what a film like Thor got so right in terms with having it's eye on the cinematic and the plot - albeit the plot wasn't that strong, but it still felt epic and otherworldly which is refreshing for your ten a penny superhero romp these days.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Captain American's costume...

    by Tom Fremgen

    I find it funny, that Hollywood usually hates superhero outfits because they look dorky, and here's Captain America looking more dorky than he ever looked in the comics! Seriously, the outfit in that crap 90's movie look better than this- oui!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Hawkeye is in the movie! Omg!

    by happybunni

    Because he had almost 0 screen time in the trailer.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:11 a.m. CST

    When will Miss Jeremy Renner finally leap out of the closet ???

    by ShavedLeatherPig

    I don't think it's a coincidence that he is "taking over" the Mission Impossible franchise lead for Tom Cruise

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Next time I get to seduce the rich guy

    by ShavedLeatherPig Ethan Hunt looks on approvingly . . . wink-wink ~ nudge-nudge ?!?!!!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Cap America looks like shit, honestly...

    by space doughnut

    This movie is gonna bomb!

  • He'll hit hard when it counts.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:27 a.m. CST

    I hate this and I hate that... Blah! Blah! Blah!

    by Andrew Coleman

    Look at this TB... "Iron Man sucked and was bland"... "First Class was an over rated piece of shit"... "Hurt Locker didn't deserve the oscar and I stopped watching half way through(lie)"... So every movie sucks. Avengers stands no chance here. It could be the best pic/trailer/poster but people will still hate. Why is it the most bitter and pathetic losers come on here? I'm pumped for this movie the trailer was decent and the SB ads added just enough to show us how epic this will be. Come on it's an Avengers movie! Get fucking excited!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:33 a.m. CST

    They look like they're all holding in massive dumps.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Cap looks brutal. Hawk looks like a fag. Widow is fat. Thor looks like he just came out of Vidal Sassoon. Just because Cap looks just like he does in comics doesnt make it right. He hired incredibly bad artists. A bright plastic helmet is the best they could come up with?

  • Reality = All of the Avengers solos movies have been successful. Now these money making heroes are all in the same movie and it will bomb? Harrygiggle!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:49 a.m. CST


    by James

    Scarlett, I hope you shit your pants!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Can they like CGI cap a new costume?...

    by blackflowerX

    It looks so beyond shite.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:57 a.m. CST

    As much as I hate maskless Captain America

    by Nerd Rage

    That fucking mask looks like blue cat shit. I look forward to the movie but how do you fuck up something so simple with a quarter billion budget?

  • Giggle

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Helmet Head

    by MooseMalloy

    -- and Black Widow looks deliciously chunky.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Could they not find somebody sexy to play Black Widow?

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Here's hoping Hawkeye doesn't meet 11 bad guys

    by Bass Ackwards

    I'm sure it's a great help to the team of super heroes to bring the guy with 10 arrows along. The good news is that since arrows are so useless in a super hero fight, there's no reason to not use them sparingly, or really use them at all.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:35 a.m. CST

    I could forgive Caps helmet if it had proper wings

    by mr

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Who's Renner playing again?

    by buggerbugger

    Pumpkinhead? Squashface? Something like that, anyway.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:17 a.m. CST


    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    Sounds awesome! Yes, sooner please!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:27 a.m. CST

    For all you trash talking Renner's appearance

    by Caesar

    Don't you think its cool that an actor who's not a pretty boy is breaking out like he is? You want all your actor's to be gorgeous? You guys ARE straight, right? And in some roles, ie. THE TOWN, HURT LOCKER, he's a hell of an actor.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Captain America's synchronized swimteam

    by tangcameo

    Would they PLEASE just CGI some wings on his damned helmet! He looks like he should have one of those flesh-tone plastic nose plugs clamped to his nose. They don't have to stick out. They could just be flat against his head like the chrome on the side of an old car.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Slow-mo walk to camera while set explodes in the background

    by Rtobert

  • It's gonna be hard to enjoy a film if most of the cast look awkward or even downright cringeworthy for much of the running time, no matter how good everything else about the film may be. Convince me otherwise Whedon, damn you.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:46 a.m. CST

    stegman84, do keep something in mind

    by Caesar

    Any still photos of Health Ledgers Joker could never do the character justice.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:53 a.m. CST

    I don't agree with that personally

    by Stegman84

    To me photos of The Joker released prior to Dark Knight always looked interesting. I didn't know what they were doing yet, it was certainly a different take, but it didn't look cheap or tacky, not to me anyhow. This on the other hand... But like i said, I want to be optimistic, I'd always rather see a good film than a bad one, but photos like these don't do the film many favours in my opinion.

  • I've looked forward to an Avenger movie since i was a boy but i also looked forward to a good CA movie a good Thor movie a good Hulk movie and a good Iron Man movie - which i got with the first BTW - but one good movie out of five isn't a great batting average. If only Marvel had taken their time and made quiality instaed of quantity...No denying Whedon's a big comic book geek and Nolan isn't, but being a comic book geek doesn't make you a great film director, and Nolan is one of the best. I agree with the comments that the trailers for Avengers look flat and lack the omph of a directors eye for depth and colour. The costumes seem to look worse in this movie - but i thought Thor's costume was terrible before - the costume for CA in TFA was okay but the one for Avengers looks cheap and it looks like Evans is smaller than he was for CATFA so the costume's padded out...don't want to talk about the 'tard helmet..... Just give me Hulk smashing things and Iron Man flying around, it'll have to do, for now.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Kids off school again?

    by jack Bauer

    Not seen so many obvious children on here in ages.... Righty, I want this film to be great, I really do, I'm a comic head born in 1961 so I really did grow up with the Avengers over the years, I don't read so much these days, I sample issues here and there but for me the splitting up of the universes just left me wondering which Nick Fury I should follow, which Spidey etc etc etc.. BUT, I have an issue with this film, well two issues, Black Widow and Hawkeye. Neither of these two seem to feel like they are Avengers, they feel and look tagged on, both are seen doing next to nothing, Natatsha holds a gun and there's none of the grapple line with her swinging ala the comics, they look totally UN SUPER. I HOPE they appear more bad ass like the comics in the full film, yes we know they are not super human but come on, give the comic book reader and film viewer the escapism from the comics, beef them up a bit. Also, no shocker here, I HATE the cap uniform, he looks like an extra from a gay Avengers piss take, somehow they took an iconic costume and made it look like crap. I'd have rather seen the fish scale type costume which looks rugged and war like or even the costume from the Cap film but slightly beefed up. Evans must have made a few comments re the costume because you seem to see him without the rather crap helmet a lot of the time.

  • ..he looks like one of those forks at Comic Con. All that's missing is the double chin and pot belly.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Is it me or does Renner's Hawkeye in that pic...

    by Master Bruce

    kinda look like that kid from Alabama U who goes to basketball games w/a giant photo of himself making an ugly face?

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 5:55 a.m. CST

    That second photo is as camp as a row of tents

    by steve

    And they look so serious too, which makes it funnier.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 5:56 a.m. CST

    Is Thor looking at gay porn, starring Thor?

    by steve

    He looks uncomfortable.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6 a.m. CST

    Could be a great movie but Cap....

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    I am sure they struggled with that costume more than any other, but it is pretty ordinary Lets hope Cap mostly keeps the mask of

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Emily Blunt should have played Black Widow

    by BenBraddock

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:07 a.m. CST

    I don't even believe that wings on Cap's helmet would save it

    by BenBraddock

    It's THAT bad...

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Why is Hawkeye left handed?

    by ellid

    I don't remember that from the comics....

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:15 a.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    If there's one thing I disapprove of (and there is), it's those damn silver stripes on Cap's shoulders. What the hell is the point of those?

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Is there anything you guys DO like?

    by Logan_1973

    I hope Whedon and JCM wind up being outstanding just for you guys.

  • New Cap costume looks silly. Kind of Batman and Robin silly. Thought the hero costume in C.A. looked great though.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Here we go again...Caps costume pt.453463...

    by marineboy

    WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND THOUGHT THAT WOULD LOOK REMOTELY GOOD??? IT'S SHIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTT!!! Scarlet...that's a pout too far, you look middle aged. Renner looks like an extra.... Only RDJ can save this now :s

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Got to say...

    by Neosamurai85

    I really don't like the costume design on this outing. Especially the Captain's Helmet.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:51 a.m. CST

    Here we go again...

    by Sithtastic

    From the original X-Men to Spiderman's organic webshooters to the initial bad buzz on X-Men First Class, this site's TBers has the nasty habit of making proverbial mountains out of molehills. Once we see these characters in action I know all will be well. There's really no need to fret over a few stills.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Seen these in Empire 5 days ago

    by masteryoda007

    What an exclusive!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Eeesh. . .

    by heyscot

    Going to try to hold my opinion until the movie's out but I'm not excited about this one. Iron Man 1 was a fun movie. Iron Man 2 was sort of stinky. Thor was sort of stinky although Hemsworth is great casting. Hulk movies have been stinky. Captain America was pretty darn good. Joss Whedon has a huge cult following that I'm not a part of but I have to assume that there's something awesome about him as a director. But then you've got an ensemble cast where I worry you can't have enough character development/story to get you to care about the characters. . .

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:11 a.m. CST

    Evel Knievel Is in the Avengers? AWESOME!

    by LargoJr

    I hope he jumps Snake Canyon again WOO WOO!!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Renner looks like the kid at the basketball game in that pic...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...y'know, the one with the giant picture of his own head?

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:18 a.m. CST

    It's too bad that

    by UltraTron

    homosexual captain america has to stink up this movie with his shitty fucking village people costume. I got nothing against comics for gay people but I don't need to be reminded that there are men on the planet who like to fuck other men when I'm watching movies. This isn't the gay and lesbian section on Netflix- this is Avengers! Ok so I never read avengers and apparently it was for gay kids who could tolerate capt America. I'll go for Iron Man and Hulk and Redhead Woman. Redhead Woman is my favorite character. Oh fuck my Christ captain America sucks in every conceivable way. I like the captain america movie- god almighty somebody drag this guy out back and shoot him! I fucking hate, hate, hate captain america. Oh and what the fuck happened in that movie? Ok great the experiment was a total success and we created the only known super soldier. Well I guess let's just throw him away. Go fuck off and sell war stamps you loser. Did they tell everyone he had superpowers? Why couldn't anyone dress as captain America for pagents while the actual one ya know- fought- or something? Just doesn't make any sens.. Oh wait. It's a live action Marvel comic. It's perfect! I love this shit! Give me Marvel Zombies immediately!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:19 a.m. CST

    AvengersGottaPoopBig.jpg <-- love that name

    by ATARI

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Norm McDonald summed it up perfectly.

    by UltraTron

    I'm so proud of my gay son. He loves the cock. I can't do it but he loves it. He loves it in his ass- He takes loads across his face like a champ and just laps it up. So proud of him.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    2nd pic looks like they are throwing off a 'Blue Steel' look...

    by Lacloake

    Bet they can't turn left either.....

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:28 a.m. CST

    They should have given him the Captain Steve Rogers costume.

    by whatevillurks

    For crying out loud this one has exposed points of weekness(zippers), no sidearm, and pounches to small to carry anything but a few golf balls. The TFA costume was the best Cap suit I've ever seen, WHAT HAPPENED?

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Pics are fairly underwhelming but

    by RoyBattysBatter

    I still cant wait for this. In other news was doing a spot of role playing with the Misses last night, i was Connery Bond she was Moneypenny, all went wrong when i asked her to sit on my face in my Connery accent.....

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to the day we've all outgrown superheroes

    by Rtobert

    50 years ago Hollywood was all musicals. Maybe we'll look back in 50 years and cringe at all the camp, infantile superhero flicks.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Production photos always look bad...

    by Tristan

    We have seen the trailers for this and the characters look good. For some reason, production stills just make a film look bad. Does Captain America's suit look good in that pic? Not really. Does Jeremy Renner look like Jeremy Renner? Yep. Does Scarlette look sexy? Uh, surprisingly, no. I thought she looked good in the trailers and she was totally hot in Iron Man2, so I'm still hoping that she does look better in the film. While Whedon is a brilliant writer, I think his strengths are more in plotting\dialogue, than visuals. I'm not saying he isn't capable of filming with a cinematic eye (Serenity had some excellent shots), but his background work in TV is going to show, so be prepared. Besides, you can already tell, from the trailers, that the look of the film doesn't scream, "cinematic". IMO, I think X-Men, X2 and Iron Man have been the best Marvel superhero films, so far. Raimi's Spider-man films are too corny. X-Men: First Class had some great performances and moments, but that film had a boring story and the script really suffered, from it. Not to mention, the continuity issues with the other X-Men films! Captain America: TFA was CRAP. THOR had a few cool action scenes, but overall, that film was boring. Iron Man2 just didn't have enough Iron Man, action and Scarlette. The Incredible Hulk was ok. Ed Norton did a good job, but I didn't really like the look of the Hulk.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Cap's right arm is too long, Renner has black boots on

    by Larry Sellers

    when Hawkeye clearly wore REALLY DARK GREY in the Ultimates. Black Widow's nose should be higher up in the face as well. That's an easy CGI fix right there yet they couldn't do it for these pics?? Also Thor has his hair draped over his left ear when Ditko's Thor always preferred his right ear. And what's up with Coulson's tie? Uhhhhh last I checked SHIELD Agents wear a Full Windsor??? I swear, did no one who worked on this movie ever lift a comic in their lives? THIS MOVIE WILL SUCK UGH JUST REBOOT IT ALREADY

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:56 a.m. CST

    No way is this going to "bomb" financially

    by Logan_1973

    Even IF it is a bad movie, you can still expect it to make the budget back and then some. Im thinking '98 MENACE numbers.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Cinematic eye...

    by blackwood

    I dunno, I would say the OBJECTS IN SPACE and THE BODY are both incredibly cinematic. And SERENITY. At this point I'm willing to believe that criticism is just the cynical folks hanging on an easy slight because we still somehow equate credibility with how many flaws you can spot. But, eeeeeeee, I don't think I want to see Cap in stills anymore. I am a huge fan of his FIRST AVENGER costume. I am not, of this. It just looks weird.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Despite the buzz-killers all over this TB

    by Blanket-Man

    I'm still looking forward to this movie more than any other since the first SPIDER-MAN flick. Can't wait til May!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:05 a.m. CST

    How is foetus not banned?

    by Gabe Athouse

    I mean, seriously. Lose this fucking troll already.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:07 a.m. CST

    @rtambree regarding outgrowing superheroes

    by Gabe Athouse

    People will still be wearing Captain America underoos long after you and I are dead and forgotten. Get over it.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    rex carslot: explain to me in simple words- why?

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Foetus, you sound mentally ill, and not in a good way

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Your histrionic ranting grows tiresome. It would be more palatable if you were funny, but, alas.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Hate Cap's helmet. But everything else is cool!

    by Phantasmagor

    Ok. I think that Cap's whole costume in his movie was better. But it's still ok and may work way better in the movie instead of the pics here. I'm looking forward to the movie.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:24 a.m. CST

    That's gotta be Cap's motorcycle helmet right...I hope.

    by 77AD

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    You can't judge the look of the film from publicity stills.

    by FluffyUnbound

    There probably hasn't been any color correction done yet. And fantasy and superhero movies are VERY vulnerable to looking really hokey and cheap before post-production work is applied. I'm sure I could dig up some non-color-corrected stills from Hobbiton in FELLOWSHIP that look cheap and stupid. And that's probably the best-LOOKING fantasy film ever made.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I'm still pumped to see this in spite of

    by Wcwlkr

    Even though I truly hate the Cap costume and yes Thor's costume looks bad here. But I could care less because so far the trailers I've seen have me pumped! Even that first teaser with that awful music. I can't wait to see this movie. The scene of Iron Man flying up and shooting the Skrulls in the Super Bowl trailer doesn't look Made for TV to me. I'm pumped.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    logan_1973.....I'm thinking 575 million worldwide.

    by whatevillurks

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    This will be a DVD for me. Just not into it.

    by DonkeyBalls

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:43 a.m. CST

    re: "You want all your actor's to be gorgeous?"

    by buggerbugger

    Nope, I would just prefer them to have faces that aren't as queasy on the eye as mutant-looking fuckers like Jeremy Renner, Matt Smith or Benedict Cucumbersnatcher.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    wow so much negativity. Such a shame

    by angry kitty

    Because this movie looks to be an incredibly fun ride. Such a shame people cannot seem to get past the details for the costumes. I understand the desire for perfection- but why shoot this down before you've had a chance to see it in theaters? Trailers, production stills are not always the most representative of the final product. Some of the best production stills- and trailers were in fact attached to some pretty weak films (Green Lantern comes to mind....) I am looking foward to this.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:45 a.m. CST

    When Cap

    by hank henshaw

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    When Cap's helmet is off, it becomes a cloth mask. Weird.

    by hank henshaw

    I wasn't crazy about Cap's baggy outfit from CA:TFA so I don't really hate the new costume. The helmet is throwing the whole thing off, tho. There are some superfluous details, like the zippers, that don't help either. Anyways, judging from the trailers, Captain America will be without the helmet most of the time.

  • Again, this squeamishness about cap look will probley all be alleviated when we see his costume within context/lighting of the movie.Ive been following this film closely since production started, there are plenty of great pics of the costume properly lit and framed. not like these shitty stills marvel has been releasing whoever mentioned the"captain Steve rogers" outit,its funny,the costume does somewhat resembles that when he's running around with his mask off mask is off the silvers chevrons on his shoulders link it for me i guess.(and oddly enough like "Caps son" in that young avengers toon that came out awhile back) For example.(better pictures of the costume, Buck up nerds. we used to eat this shit up when we were young,and to some of you:un jaded

  • bitch.

  • Amen angry kitty, amen.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST


    by NataliePortmans9inchTurd

  • what the fuck?

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    =looking like tv= has always been my fear since Whedon was hired

    by Jaster Mareel

    And Serenity is why. I remember sitting in the theater and thinking it looked like a fucking TV show, and that was before I had seen a single episode of it. The effects were sucky and the shots had hardly any movement at all. WAY too many medium two-shots. The only scenes that had any dynamism at all were the effects sequences and that was all laid out by the effects company. Joss just said =Yeah that looks cool=. And yet I held out hope that he had somehow schooled up in a way that Kevin Smith never bothered to. The trailers so far have looked great so there's at least SOME improvement. Too bad that TV stink is still on it though. I kind of assume Disney will switch him out after this film, if for no other reason that extremely retarded Cap suit. That just shows a severe lack of judgement. Of course the other very serious reason to be afraid of Joss at the helm is that goddamn snarky bullshit he just can't seem to resist at every opportunity that makes you just want to shake and slap all his characters. I just hope it all comes together. *sigh*

  • BINGO.that's the first thing i said to a friend of mine when Whedon was announced as the creator of the movie.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:02 a.m. CST


    by Eric Strauss

    You guys are ridiculous. There's NO way this movie could bomb. It's got a huge built in audience (mostly you guys). No matter how shitty this film may be (and it may be great, a lot of fun), all of you will go see it. No matter what. It may not do Avatar or TDK biz, but this flick is too big to fail.

  • Renner looks like a little lesbian. Johansson's mean-mug is embarassing.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Cap looks like a dork

    by alienindisguise

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    The awareness:special edition

    by TheAwareness

    Again, this squeamishness about caps new look will probably be diminished when its properly displayed within the context/lighting of the film.Ive been following this film closely since production started last year,and there are more than enough pictures That show the costume for what it is. not like these shitty press stills marvels been chucking over there shoulder.And to whoever mentioned the"captain Steve rogers"outfit.Its funny,they kinda achieved a best of both worlds vibe design wise in that aspect,since it does somewhat resemble that look when evans is running around with sans helmet. the chevrons strips on his shoulders link it for me i guess,call it a stretch if u must.(also oddly enough like "Caps sons"outfit that young avengers toon that came out awhile back) For example.(better pictures of the costume, Buck up nerds. we used to eat this shit up when we were young,and (to some of you)and: un- jaded by previous disappointments

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Looking like tv?

    by oisin5199

    I just don't get that criticism. Nothing in the trailer remotely looks like tv. I think this is one of those knee-jerk criticisms that people go to so they sound more "reasonable" about their Whedon-hate. If people didn't know he came from tv, I bet they would never make this comment.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Cap looks bad but can suffer that if rest of the film is good

    by Rupee88

    Yes it doesn't bode well but still have a good feeling about it, and I usually don't with these overhyped films. But my point is if Whedon does 50 things right and 2 or 3 wrong, then could still be a big win. But yes, I don't know what he was thinking with this costume.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    I still cannot believe Marvel went with Whedon...

    by Harlock999

    I mean, you've got five pretty good films under your belt ... all leading up to THIS ONE. And then you get a mediocre "TV guy" with a very small (albeit very vocal) fan base to direct it. Did they not watch Serenity? Or at the very least look at the box office numbers for Serenity? I expect this will do gangbusters in its first weekend. But if it's not up to snuff? Bad word-of-mouth will end up destroying this film. And the words "you won't mind it" don't exactly equate with "ringing endorsement." Sheesh. This whole thing looks like a cluster...

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Complaints on Cap's suit aside..

    by Tank Williams

    This will own

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Fuck the Avengers, i want The Incredibles sequel!!!!

    by cameron

    Big brash superhero movies are best done CGI i think where the action can be as huge and crazy as possible. I watched the trailer for DC Online, that's the format for superherp movies i think, it looks great and the cgi is a purer extention of the comic book style. 85% of Avengers will be CGI FX so they should just cut loose the actors and do it full CGI.

  • Right? I'm expecting that Marvel are hoping the fans will like Whedon's trademark brand of "witty, sarcastic, snarky, teen-friendly" dialogue. Otherwise, they're screwed.

  • cap looks goofy as hell. poor chris evans. hahaha. i smell lots of whedon end of mankind doomsday dread and heroes standing tall. and settled with a very small fist fight. whedons good at big buildup/small finish. and hawkeye dies.

  • That's not good news. All of Whedon's work has that slightly cheap TV look. I don't know if it's the lighting or his framing or what. With this film's budget & Whedon's promise that he would turn up the visual pizazz for the Avengers to prove the doubters wrong, I had hope that he would reverse the curse. But hearing even a Marvel Insider criticise the film's look is not good. Still, the movie looks awesome. Maybe for Avengers 2, they can keep Whedon as producer & writer, but bring in a more accomplished action stylist to direct (not an overwhelming stylist like Michael Bay, but more like a James Cameron or Martin Campbell type.. a guy who can deliver tight, good-looking action without resorting to visual masturbation).

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Captain America costume: should ditch the candy stripes

    by Jake Pantlin

    They really are not needed, and it makes the jacket look really bad. It would have looked better if the jacket was all blue. The guy is carying around a red, white, and blue shiled for pete's sake... he doesn't need the candy striped on the uniform too. If anything, they could have worked the red and white colors into the belt instead. As for wings on the helmet... I would not have wanted to see little wings sticking out like in the comics, but they could have had it look like wings were pressed into the helmet - just slightly raised from the helmet, as they they were part of the metal mold - rather than simply painted on.

  • Both movies turned out to be great. Just pull those bunched up panties out of your asses and relax. The reality is going to be far less emotionally disappointing than any still photo. These are comic heroes we're talking about. They're meant to be in motion and doing dynamic stuff. I don't expect Avengers to get me to start the First Church of Marvel, but I do expect it be a hell of a lot of fun. Based on the trailers and the actors involved, I can't say that it'll do any less than that. Cage the insanity, guys. Stills only give you a partial, and usually pretty flawed, picture of the situation. Movies move.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:45 a.m. CST

    His helmet reminds me of Jim Carrey in "The Mask"

    by kidicarus

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    LOL at the pathetic nerds who have no life...

    by Nuck81

    Thor looks too much like the comic book!!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Dont u remember shity "Cap:The first avenger pics,and trailers ?

    by TheAwareness

    Do u guys realty want cap 2 have the first avenger outfit in this? it was a great design that worked well in the forty's setting but, like that the evolved his look,though i wish the pouches on his belt were brown,would have broke up the blue nicely But to be fare.i will say the best choice they could have made would have been to design something akin to the Alex Ross's Cap uniform that Bucky donned when he took over for Steve in the"funny books"recently.the black clash's brilliantly with the blue silvery armor on his cowl and torso,i think with some fine tuning it would have looked Great on film.And it would have served to be A stronger bridge that collectively ties together the visual chemistry of the teams look with out altogether looking like a team,as in, uniform without being uniform. Red blue=Thor Black=widow and Hawkeye polished metal armor/red torso=iron man Hulk..i got nothing But im glad marvel took the chance and did something bold.Avengers should be colorful and dark.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    @nuck81:FUCK U NAMOR LOL

    by TheAwareness

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    Two simple changes would fix Caps' costume...

    by Odkin

    1) Move the star higher on his chest so he looks barrel-chested 2) Ears and helmet wings so it doesn't look like he's wearing a bucket. In a perfect world the white bands would go around his arms and the top of his red & white stripes would be straight... but not looking AWFUL is a higher priority than absolute accuracy. You can just tell that some woman with no sense of POWER made those ruinous softening changes to the classic costume.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Why is Black Widow's costume gray?

    by krabklaw

    Cause she's, y'know, Black Widow. That was a bad picture to put out there, but I still have faith.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I have Zero to No interest in this movie

    by D o o d

    it just looks like it's all been done and seen before. The deal closer for me is that one shot where Scarlett lands on one knee and looks up, you know the pose that's been done to death and still continue to do it because they think it looks cool. It did at one time, it doesn't look cool anymore!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    @ jasonicus ... that means, exactly what it says

    by Nick

    Whedon doesn't have the vision, for a film like this. It's going to be a small film, when it should be a HUGE EPIC FILM. Get ready for the reaction of "Ehhhhh, it was fine.... I guess I just wanted something bigger, more epic like... wasn't that what we were leading up too?"

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    rsanta74, you ignorant Amerikan

    by Jake Pantlin

    He has red gloves and white sleaves, for fuck sakes. Even without the stripes on his gut, he still looks like an American flag. You sir, are an idiot.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    spelt, AMERICAN, you cunt.

    by Nick

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    LOL at people who think "wings" are the solution to Cap.

    by DonnyUnitas

    Wings would look horrible. There's a reason they designed around them. There's simply no way to pull them off and have them look anything other than cheap and hokey. Sure, it goes against source material, but that doesn't mean it's wrong thing to do.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Coolest thing about this pic: Cap is clearly the leader here

    by krabklaw

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Who would be better director for Avengers? Whedon or Bay?

    by CoolFrood

    Whedon can tell a story, but Bay can make people watch Sh*t and think its interesting.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Gee, the Iron Man assault on the spaceships sure looked like TV

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    I'm starting to come to the assumption that every critisism of this movie at this point should be followed by "what does that even mean?"

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    JW's style

    by jellypop

    has always been scrappy tis true. I'm a sucker for a good image, I find scruffy films really uncomfortable to sit through.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Avengers, this July, on ABC

    by Nick

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    natalieportmansyummyafterbirth is a Kunt

    by Jake Pantlin

    That is all. Oh wait... Captain Canuck could kick Captain America's ass. Now that is all!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Disney execs saying how good an upcoming Disney movie is?

    by SithMenace

    I'm sold.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:58 a.m. CST

    You know, it's funny...

    by Jake Pantlin

    I'm a fan of Captain America. I suggest that they get rid of the stripes on the costume (because they look silly in live action), and I'm called a communist, a douche, and a cunt. Patriotism is a great thing, but to all some one names ofr guggesting ways on improving a costume (that most peple on here agree needs changing) is ridiculous. It makes you look you are over insecure. Pretty sure ol' Cap wouldn't run around calling people douches and cunts. Why? Cause it is un-American. The stripes (suspenders) looke dgreat in T.F.A. If they want to have the stripes on the new cosplay costume, they should have at least done it in a logical way.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    @natalieportmansyummyafterbirth: Speilberg is overrated...

    by CoolFrood

    ... and Cameron can only tell his own stories. If Whedon can just tell a good Avenger's story, that will be enough for me.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Why are men and women dressed so silly like that?

    by ajit maholtra

    So stupid.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:02 a.m. CST

    You know, it's funny...

    by Jake Pantlin

    I'm a fan of Captain America. I suggest that they get rid of the stripes on the costume (because they look silly in live action), and I'm called a communist, a douche, and a cunt. Patriotism is a great thing, but to call some one names for guggesting ways on improving a costume (that most peple on here agree needs changing) is ridiculous. It makes you look like you are insecure. Pretty sure ol' Cap wouldn't run around calling people douches and cunts. Why? Cause it is un-American. The stripes (suspenders) looke dgreat in T.F.A. If they want to have the stripes on the new cosplay costume, they should have at least done it in a logical way.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Yes, they are all overrated (... or under-hated ...)

    by CoolFrood

    Stupid f***s like you should quite crying when the other people don't make movies good enough to improve your sad pathetic life.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by la_sith

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    by masteryoda007

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    by masteryoda007

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    Excuse my double post

    by masteryoda007

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I used to fucking hate Whedon....Buffy etc

    by masteryoda007

    Thanks to DVD boxsets, I now think the man is a god damned genius. Loved the ending of Angel. Still my favorite tv show ending ever.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Looks shit.

    by NataliePortmans9inchTurd

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by Mary

    As long as Thor is in it, I'm good!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Every Avenger will talk with Whedon's voice.

    by tomandshell

    Because Whedon is incapable of writing characters that don't sound like Whedon. "Smart" and "hip" and "knowing," which translates to unconvincing, pretentious, unnatural and overly sarcastic to the point of cynicism. Whedon (and Diablo Cody) don't write for specific and characters, they project their own personal "blog" voice onto everything they do. The Avengers will feature seven heroes who all sound exactly like Joss Whedon, and that's supposed to make up for the dull and flat visuals. Sounds like a treat.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST


    by Eric Strauss

    This site is amazing. The more I read it the more ridiculous you guys get. Presumably you're wasting your time on this site because you LOVE movies, particularly genre fare (as I do). Yet, the vast majority of the posts are an unending tirade of negativity. SUCKS, BLOWS, BULLSHIT are some of the most overused words on this site. Get a life guys. The movie isn't even out yet. You have NO idea if it's going to be great or not. And honestly, no movie sinks or swims because of the design of a damn costume.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    STFU Redbomber...

    by Farrokh

    Look at some of the crap that has come out in the last 20 years. People on this site have every right to critique films before they come out, because they have been burned too many times. Maybe, just maybe, people wouldn't be so negative if Hollywood showed the audience(especially of 'popcorn' movies) some respect.

  • Bet they take smoke breaks together and have the same table in the cafeteria, too...

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:48 a.m. CST

    And look at the stupid look on Black Widow's face...

    by Farrokh

    She could possibly ruin the movie for me... but I'm still optimistic. I'm hoping the awesomeness of the Hulk will save it!

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by TheAwareness I think what makes the costume look bad is when its not lit properly As one could easly surmise, given that the suit looks good even without the aid of "staged lighting conditions" most of the official pics weave seen thus far don't have and depth of shadow 2 make the outfit mesh well with the environment.their just too brightly lit, making him look like a live action walking talking"MEGO" doll in most these stills. The best official images outside of those set pics ive linked to above is the theater banner portrait/poster with him catching the shield

  • Why? Because you just can't take people dressed like this seriously. It looks like a comic convention. They look fucking ridiculous. The first pic looks like a cheap-azz TV set, and everything about this screams made for TV. This will make you feel like an obese, snarky, comic store employee dork while watching it, but you aren't that - and it'll annoy you that you are there when hear whedon's "trademark" dialog. This guy has done nothing NOTHING But bombs. There's a reason for this - his writing is completely off-putting to audiences, his direction lacks energy and style. BACK TO FOX and UPN, HACK. We'll be eagerly awaiting your "next" show about snarky women who physically dominate men.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    The Black Widow Should Have Been Black

    by Afzal

    Hey, if they can make Nick Fury into a Brother.....

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    What does Cap keep in his zippered leg pockets?

    by cookylamoo

    That doesn't look like a tumor on his leg?

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I hope Whedon get's a more cinematic eye with this.

    by Randy

    He's a solid director and really good writer, but he has always lacked the eye for major films, or at least I always thought so. This has the budget to make up for it, I just hope Whedon is able to be a little more visceral with this one.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Village People Assemble!

    by donkingkong

    Oh boy if sleeveless Hawkeye ain't the gayest thing this side of the Blue Oyster I don't know what is.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST


    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

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    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Marvel considers The Avengers to be their best outing yet

    by Yelsaeb

    Well, of course they do. They're not gonna say, "Sorry. It sucks." They're going to give it all the praise it'll take. That being said, I'm thinking it doesn't look half bad. They can easily screw it up, though.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    No. No, it's not. Cap's costume sucks Fin Fang Foom's giant scaly cock. The TFA costume was boss! Why the hell didn't they use that? His new helmet makes it look like he needs a wheel chair and a drool cup. Other than that, no complaints. I'm pretty excited for this. All these Renner, I hope he owns this role. Not that I want a "told you so" moment, I just believe we should give him a chance. All we've seen is his brief part in Thor, a few flashes in the trailers and some stills. Renner's solid. I hope he surprises us.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Tell me, Son of Coul...

    by SlyAndTheFamilyStallone

    Have you seen '2 Wenches, 1 Goblet' yet?

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Thor's chain-mail armor is better than the muscle-shirt look.

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    I vastly prefer Thor's chain main looking suit from Thor, rather than the sleeveless costume we're seeing in these previews.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Here's a super hi-res version of that second picture

    by Jaster Mareel

    Still looks like a Halloween costume, but seeing more detail helps a little...I think.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    You can look as serious as you want Scarlett...

    by TopHat're character is still P.C. lame.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:25 p.m. CST

    ScarJo looks like she needs to take a shit real bad

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Whedon-Speak for all the characters

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    I really doubt it. I imagine Iron Man and Hawkeye will be extra snarky, but nobody else will. Everybody talked like that in Buffy because they were L.A. teenagers. Everybody talked funny in Firefly because it's an attempt at a Chinese/English hybrid language. The nerds and dolls were the only ones who talked funny on Dollhouse. Angel, Toy Story, (for better or worse) Alien Ressurection, Speed, etc. all were fairly normal sounding.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    My thoughts on cap's costume

    by Jaster Mareel

    Epic fail? Pretty much, yeah. The helmet is obviously the worst element so let's start there. Likewise I was worried about the helmet in The First Avenger, but it worked out pretty well. Yeah it bothered me that his ears were covered and the chin strap was a bit much, but otherwise, pretty cool. This new helmet is fuck man.....I don't know. Like something one of those really annoying fucking bicycle people wear with their little spandex ball-hugger shorts. Not flattering. Again the ears are covered. what the fuck is with that? I don't really care about not having 3d wings standing out from his head. Yes it is the established look, but come on, that would look pretty odd. Unless you over-emphasized them and did a Thor-type helmet, but why would you want to do that? To me, this is Captain America Very reality-based and fucking doable costume. In this new Avengers version, I don't like the material. It seems kinda =nancy-boy= to me. Cap should be rugged and tough, like he was in The First Avenger. This comes off as, I don't know, preening. Why can't the pants be canvas cargo pants dyed blue? What the fuck would be wrong with that? These look almost like valour or something. My other problem is with the upper torso and arms. This is not what the costume is supposed to look like. TFA changed it but at least made it rugged and cool. Again, this looks fucking pussy. I mean, he's got a giant-assed zipper running down his stomach for fuck's sake! And the grey inside-bicep thing is just stupid looking. Keep it original man. Give him the fucking fish scale/metal eagle feather upper texture. How often do superhero costumes actually provide you a texture? The first time they get one they fucking CHUCK IT! I can imagine those metal scales looking like dark-blue armor and being pretty fucking cool. Not this stupid felt-looking bullshit with strange padding or whatever underneath. This blue chain mail should extend over the shoulders where it meets WHITE FUCKING SLEEVES! It will look fucking cool if they just have faith in it and take teh time to do it right.

  • its strange but I realize I'm looking forward to the Hulk most of all. Maybe cuz he's gotten such short shrift in his own movies. Hopefully the character will have WWHulk-level intelligence, or at least AEMH-level.

  • That look say's the sting is still there and her mouth is full of Seed.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Avengers in Money in the Bank...even if it sucks.

    by conspiracy

    As I've said elsewhere...NOBODY should take credit for this thing making money...especially Rich Ross or Whedon...this thing is like selling was presold, all those guys can do is fuck it up. Taking credit for this thing making money is like taking credit for the fucking Sun coming up.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Alas...ScarJo does NOT give anal...

    by conspiracy

    Her dating history proves she sucks in the sack and keeps her glorious pink powdered prune pit safely out of reach of the Penis Patrol. ScarJo...No Anal...much too full of herself to allow anyone else in there.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    I like my superheroes in a more utilitarian garb.

    by Pat

    Y' Batman! I saw all these people coming out of a Halloween rave in San Francisco last year and I'm just kind of over it now.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST

    And now ;;will alienate mainstream audiences;;

    by Larry Sellers

    Oh come on. ALL of these movies have looked really fucking silly with maybe the exception of (the majority of) Incredible Hulk. This is the inevitable culmination of that silliness. If this ends up being cheese, Whedon--much as I strongly dislike most of his work--shouldn't have to take all the heat. I haven't heard enough of the dialogue to decide if he blew it in this movie, but I know that his Astonishing X-Men work was good for what it was. He understands that comics can be fun and lighthearted as well as being heavily dramatic. And honestly, I'm just glad Zak Penn's draft wasn't final. Marvel has steered every franchise into this event, shoe-horned characters and scenes and cameos into every film...and this would have happened regardless of whether or not it were Branagh, Favreau, Leterrier, or Johnston directing. The main difference being that it would still be Zak Penn's name on the screenplay.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:26 p.m. CST

    What was wrong with the Cap costume?

    by MCVamp

    On the one hand I can see Joss flying in the face of Hollywoods' "Why can't Superman wear black?" logic. On the other hand the First Avenger costume was about as good as one could expect and this looks like the suit he got ridiculed for during the USO tour.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Jesus...did they tell hawkeye he can't have a batman figure?!

    by groorgman

    Just look at that puss.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:39 p.m. CST

    SO bored with this already.

    by NeonFrisbee

    Whedon's involvement (more or less) assures it will be at least pretty good, but Marvel characters are SO boring and over-exposed now that I just can't get enthusiastic about it. I feel more *obligated* to see it than *excited* to see it.

  • or maybe a good day, depending on how much you like Thor.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Scajo's hair dye job is horrible! And she's a natural redhead

    by Joe Plumber

    Captain America's got a dick head. Renner looks like a dwarf or a little kid playing all grownup in his Hawk the Slayer Halloween costume. Thor's got Han Solo's pants, but I kinda like that.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    i'm just going to say it...

    by tHeGRinGoGenTiLE

    Cap looks fucking stupid!!! Why the fuck not use the cool uniform from the movie??? cap's movie made him as believable as anything could and this is a step backward.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Get Cap a New Costume, for Evans' Sake

    by TinkerTIW

    As a huge Captain America fan from back in the day, I never really bought Chris Evans as either Steve Rogers nor Captain America as visualized in the Silver Age books. I just didn't think he was the right body type. Too skinny, those one or two post-transformation shots aside. (Armie Hammer would've been a closer fit, for example.) Now, seeing him in costume in the shot above I'm more certain than ever they've completely screwed Captain America up. I hope it plays better in the movie than these production stills would indicate.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:35 p.m. CST

    About Cap...

    by Binkysguy

    Ok, I agree with Evans being too slight of body for the part but I can forgive that. I CANNOT forgive the dorky helmet they stuck on him that makes him look like a hydrocephalic. A fucking helmet? Cap don't need no fuckeen helmet. Give Thor his helmet instead, you cunts.

  • The Black Panther would have fit in very well with the "reality" they are setting up. Still not big on Black Widow being an Avenger, still would much rather have Wasp,Mockingbird or Tigra.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    er, is T'challa

    by Yamato

    Sorry, screwed the pooch on the previous post.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    BOOOO Cap's shield has different shade of blue than costume BOOOO...

    by Triple_J_72

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I'm getting more and more used to that Cap costume, sadly

    by D.Vader

    The costume is fine, its the helmet that's the problem. But I have a feeling once we see it in action, I'm just going to be fine with it all.

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    But MAN what a TERRIBLE harido for Black Widow!

    by D.Vader

    God I hate that they went with ScarJo....

  • Feb. 22, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    they could definitely modify that Cap suit


    it looks too tight

  • It's better than either Superman Returns or Man of Steel shitty interpretations of the classic Superman look. Better than Amazing Spiderman's basketball man. And yes, better than the rubber Batmen (Burton or Nolan).

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 12:21 a.m. CST

    these pics are like a weak old....

    by darthSaul666

    Makes the hate gripping extra funny to read.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST

    week not weak.... Really these pics are old...

    by darthSaul666

    Saw them already...

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Widow's Haircut? Cap's Helmet? Sleeveless Hawkeye?

    by Dweeb Killa

    You dweebs are unbelievable. You seriously are bitching about her haircut? Are you that fuckin' bored in life? You think the color of her dye job is gonna ruin the movie? Cap's helmet looks exactly like the comic, sans wings. Yet still you cry like whiny bitches. Hawkeye has no sleeves, and an archer's glove. He's an ARCHER! It makes sense and looks practical. You would be happier if he had two points on a purple mask with a big "H" on it? So just stfu and WAIT TILL THE MOVIE IS OUT, AND YOU HAVE SEEN IT before you slam it so much. I can't believe I have to tell you dweebs this.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 3:43 a.m. CST

    I have been waiting for this since I was four.

    by Aaron

    "Hulk not mouse food!" old cartoons back in the day. This movie shall be beyond awesome. More epic than 2001. Fuck my life.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 3:52 a.m. CST

    D. Badger

    by Aaron

    Word, dude, the new costume works. I cannot wait for it. I got CAP on 3D bluray. It is really awesome. Way better than THE PHANTOM MENACE. I am really surprised at how fucking weak the conversion was. Perhaps I am spoiled because I have a 3D setup at home, but the conversion for cap n thor is really good. Smoke some good weed and watch it. The whole big series really sets up an epic story arc. Mad love, Smoke weed every day, Aaron

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 4 a.m. CST

    ScarJo is SOOOOOOO fine....

    by Aaron

    That girl has better titties than any girls around here in real life. Chicago, DC, Seattle, oh man.... Who here on AICN wants to make a no budget movie based on the fuckin hilarious conversations that you fuckers have? I want to make a COMMANDOesque film about random AICN DUDES hating on life. I am in St. Pete, Florida. Let us do some freeware sharing stuff a la NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, but in space, redneck space a la 2061: odyssey three. Anybody in floridamdown to make a pretentious Sci fi movie? I love you guys........ Aaron

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST

    dweeb killa, no one is nitpicking ScarJo's haircut

    by D.Vader

    I'm complaining bc its an awful hairstyle. She. Does. Not. Look. Hot.

  • Or at least his ears sticking out. Like in the preliminary artwork they released for the movie last year.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 6:43 a.m. CST

    zurenarrh What the hell are you going on about??

    by gotilk

    I'M IN!!

  • The people are supposed to be going into combat? How about you actually look at combat uniforms, and at least take some design cues from them? 1. Black Widow cannot reach her guns without bending down. Thigh rigs should rest at the tips of your fingers, not at your fucking knees. Additionally, she doesn't appear to be carrying any extra magazines or ammo. 2. Captain America. I don't know where the fuck to begin here. He's got all those pouches/pods on his belt, but what the hell do they have in them? For a man that's supposed to be incredibly mobile and acrobatic in his combat style, he has a lot of junk right where his body is going to bend. (This is also been my argument AGAINST Batman having a utility belt, but I digress.) He wouldn't even need the utility belt if his fucking cargo pants had pockets that could actually hold fucking cargo. They have pockets and zippers on them, but they are so tight, he couldn't carry a pack of gum in them. 3. Hawkeye. Everything in combat gear is supposed to have some sort of function. He's got so many straps and buckles on his boots and pants, but not a god damned thing strapped or to buckled to them. I'm not saying you can't have a little creative license when translating a comic costume to the big screen, but if you're gonna say, "Let's put a buckle here", at least have a reason for it besides just having it there.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Not the best shot in the world, but...

    by DarkHawke

    ...everything else I've seen about this geek-gasm in waiting says OH YEAH, BABY! BRING IT ON!! I agree that Cap's helmet should clear his ears, like the Ultimate Cap, and I think we'd buy the otherwise REALLY comic-book look of his uniform if the blue were darker. It needs to be closer to navy to come across as realistic, but it looks lighter than royal, which is a mistake. Overall the shot isn't near as dynamic as it should be. The trio should have been put closer together and shot slightly upwards for better effect. Still, this is just picking nits off of a colossus. Who gives a shit if ONE damn picture is cool or not when we KNOW the movie's going to kick major ass? And to whoever was downing the lead-up movies above, get a damn life. Norton-Hulk sucked balls compared to Ang Lee's version. Trippy, yes, but MUCH better written and the special effects were off-the-charts superb+. I prefer a Hulk that CAN actually jump hundreds of yards at a bound, instead of barely clearing a small building! Granted none of the lead-ins were exactly Dark Knight-calibur, but Iron Man I wasn't great? Thor wasn't surprisingly deep AND cool? Cap didn't kick all kinds of ass? Please. It goes like this: 1. Iron Man I 2. Thor 3. Iron Man 2 4. Captain America 5. Incredible Hulk And I'm glad they recast Mr. Pretentious in the Bruce Banner role. Eric Bana was a better Banner, so I'm disappointed they didn't go back to him, but hey, we're all looking for the big green guy, not the wimpy scientist, right? AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

  • looks like a gnome from WoW. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Ok the consensus is- terrible fucking picture.

    by UltraTron

    I agree. This isn't a case of bitching about black crotch. This is just a bad out-of-context picture.

  • Let's see if the film addresses that. I'm guessing hawkeye will be the sneaky ace in the hole that can snipe(wouldn't a rifle be more effective?) the enemy's control panel or something while hulk occupies their forces. Kung fu girl perhaps can distract some Skrull soldiers who are earth girl curious.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Vader, Scarjo's hair is beyond horrible

    by Joe Plumber

    I never liked her for this part either. I thought they should have gotten an actual Russian actress, perhaps Olga Kurylenko. Scarjo's accent was terrible. Also, Scarjo is gorgeous and she has the body, but her facial features aren't severe enough for Black Widow. Scarjo has unique and cute facial features, but not classic beauty looks. I know that this is nitpicking. My main criticism is her fake accent and how she is playing the character. And it just doesn't feel right for me. I just don't buy her as a coldblooded Russian covert operative who could kill a man if she had to.

  • Feb. 23, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Cap looks like Dr. Manhattan's penis

    by Jaster Mareel

    Just sayin'.