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New And Cool AVENGERS Character Posters!!

Published at: March 13, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST by merrick

 

Merrick here...

Yesterday, we learned that AMC Theaters and Marvel would be facilitating a marathon of all Marvel superhero films relevant to THE AVENGERS, leading into a midnight debut of THE AVENGERS (details HERE).

Now come four new character poster from THE AVENGERS, which opens in U.S. theaters May 4.  

There's still something quite surreal about the fact that this movie even exists.  A few years back, if I had to lay odds on a project NOT happening due to its overall potential hassle factor, this woulda been one I would've expected never to see the light of day (due to potential logistics, costs, the juggling of personalities, etc. ) Yet here it is, and more power to 'em.  I'm beyond stoked to see the results.  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

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  • March 13, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Yeah boi

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • March 13, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    The FIRST one is very cool

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Not liking the rest to be honest

  • March 13, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Nice.

    by justmyluck

  • March 13, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Where is Thor?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • March 13, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Is that a lens flare...

    by Ravyn

    ...on the Iron Man poster?! And seriously, we know what RDJ looks like, put the helmet back on before someone knocks his block off!

  • March 13, 2012, 8:53 a.m. CST

    oh fuck you, kobe ass

    by Talkbacker with no name

    haha

  • March 13, 2012, 8:56 a.m. CST

    posters are new yes...but cool No

    by Titus05

  • March 13, 2012, 8:57 a.m. CST

    robert david jones is in this???

    by AshokForgiven

    oh robert downey jr

  • March 13, 2012, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Why does Iron Man's ass looks pixelated is RDJ a rump rover?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • March 13, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Why does hawkeyes "arrow" look bent. Is that why Iron Mans ass is pixelated?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • March 13, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Photoshop sucks!!!

    by Shaun1138

    The photoshop artists should be fired. What garbage the market has been for this film.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST

    meh

    by Jackson

    MEHMEHEMEHEME

  • March 13, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Photoshop is Fucking Awesome!

    by Righteous Brother

    However, there seems to be a lot of people working in marketing departments, who are not able to use it properly.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Still not a fan...

    by Karl Childers

    ...of the helmetless RDJ shots.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:09 a.m. CST

    It looks great but No Thor ?!? ...

    by The Puma Man

    I know it's already been said but really...It's like they're missing one.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Did Hawkeye's right foot just explode?

    by krabklaw

    Or is he just standing in fire? Either way, theses are pretty silly except for Cap's cowl which looks way better than I expected from the other pics released.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:10 a.m. CST

    So tired of the posing and unmasked shots

    by GreatOne3

    Seriouisly. No one looks/walks/poses like that in real life, and looks absolutely ridiculous on the screen. No one says, "Wow! You look like a bad ass!" ScarJo's Black Widow appears to be the most egregious, and the fact that she can't pull it off makes even worse.<p>Additionally, as someone already said - we know what RDJ looks like. We're not going to the movie to see RDJ - we're going to see Iron Man. The same complaint was voiced about Toby McGuire in Spider-Man. Keep the damn mask on.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    JLA Movie

    by nexxus7

    The Avengers master plan is continuing to impress and will hopefully translate into monster box office. I wonder what the folks at Warner Bros. are thinking right now. I'm sure they are watching to see if it will tank. A JLA movie would likely have been as big as an Avengers flick if not bigger. Maybe when they reboot Batman they will feel they can get outside of Nolan's Dark Knight universe which isn't really a place for superheroes per se. Nolan's is Exec. Producing Superman so that could be a look into what a potential JLA film could look like.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Not bad, but not good

    by kaseyart

    Take the background characters out and they would be a whole lot better. I mean is it a Hawkeye poster or a Hulk poster.... Put the Helmet on RDJ. I've been doing graphics for 15+ years and the shop work on these is amateur!!!

  • March 13, 2012, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Scarjo just isn't cut out for action roles

    by Spandau Belly

    She should go back to indie dramas that involve lots of staring off into space. She's good at those.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    EYEBALL CANCER.

    by the new transported man

    Seriously. Look at the resolution on Cap's shield in the 1st poster. That lazy-ass blur & filter job on Cap in the 2nd poster. The lighting - is Hulk's back reflective? - in the 3rd poster. It's like Marketing put out that bogus poster a few weeks ago, fans hated it, so Marketing IRL trolled 'em & made zoomed-in copies of the original, crappy poster.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:16 a.m. CST

    RDJ's contract..

    by Karl Childers

    I guarantee you he has some sort of silly stipulation in his contract that he is shown unmasked in the film and in promotional materials for some innane amount of time.

  • First one is great, other 3 not so much

  • March 13, 2012, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Horrible....

    by notcher

    My feelings on this film get worse anytime something creative about it gets posted. These posters really do suck.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    THE AVENGERS featuring the Hulk and some little lesbian looking guy

    by Autodidact

    .. sporting a constipated look.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Um, are they giving these away for free at the opening?

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • March 13, 2012, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Hulk and Hawkeye had a good relationship in the cartoon series

    by D.Vader

    I hope that extends to the movie.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    And that Cap does look better than the Cap we've seen so far

    by D.Vader

    Still wish he had exposed ears.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    mav07.....

    by Righteous Brother

    I'm going to stick my neck out here and say that I reckon, Hawkeye - will be a standout character and completely badass. As for Black Widow....I'm not too sure abour her.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:24 a.m. CST

    That mosaic-looking filter on the bottom looks downright amateur.

    by kidicarus

  • March 13, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    God

    by Jayeskimo

    The only excuse I will accept from Marvel for running such poorly executed print campaign is that they used that money on the film itself. I mean, how is it that a traffic light behind Hulk's head is more out of focus than the building way in the background. There is so much wrong with the poster work for this film I don't even know where to being. . . Who the hell approved this stuff ??

  • March 13, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST

    lol love how they recycle images/poses in each one

    by TBYITBSITBH

    sure makes em look really awesome when all together like that huh? hah. And otherwise just generally photoshoptastic. Do they want the flick to be a success or NOT? maybe like the first not-so-impressive trailer followed by a better one, their secret plan is to do the same with the posters

  • March 13, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST

    All these superheroes look so serious

    by rev_skarekroe

    Lighten up guys, it's not the end of the world!

  • March 13, 2012, 9:30 a.m. CST

    OMFG - Seriously?

    by Amusetrubator

    I didn't care for the shape of one of the explosive particles back-lit immediately to the right of Captain America's left foot in the second poster. Therefore this movie will suck.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Thor and Fury posters can be found... in other places...

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    I'm thinking of having my own little marvel movie marathon before the big event.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    fucking bollocks

    by Richard

    that the film is gonna be called Avengers Assemble here. Assemble what ? Fucking Lego ? A fucking table ? fuck off.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Ok.. Typically I don't critique posters but..

    by Tank Williams

    Good god man. These are downright bad. Seriously Hawkeye lands himself on two posters, yet Thor and Nick Fury are MIA.... The first poster is actually pretty good, but the rest can take a hike. Especially the one with Black Widow, I love how they pointlessly re-sized the same image of cap and tucked him in the background.. They did the same with Hulk in the last poster with RDJ... Awful

  • March 13, 2012, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Christ!

    by theFUZZ008

    They release a new poster every three days for this movie. That's these posters look like a rush-job: because they were. And Stark, put your helmet on.

  • Still think the movie will be fun.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST

    maybe these are actually just..

    by Richard

    teaser posters for the actual posters ?

  • March 13, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    People complaining about too many posters...

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    This will be marketed EVERYWHERE. Soon you wont be ably to open your eyes without seeing an avenger standing there looking awesome. Fuck you whiners, this will blow everything else away.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    The double use of Hulk and Cap is pathetic...

    by GBH

    There is some really great photoshop talent out there, why do we keep getting lame movie posters? These posters are better than the last few, but still. Its lazy design to use the same pose for two different posters. With all of the filters and other various tools in photoshop I just do not get why its so hard to make a decent poster. Guess I will have to get my shit together and start making movie posters myself.

  • March 13, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    looks cool bro

    by rakesh patel

    not entirely convinced by caps outfit especially the headgear

  • March 13, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Ambidextrous Hawkeye

    by Robin

    So - looks like Hawkeye (like Rambo) is ambidextrous - although he's using a right-handed bow, so that won't work - or maybe he's just THAT good?

  • March 13, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Thor and Nick Fury posters:

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    These new posters were being revealed as cities bought up tickets to midnight premieres. As soon as a few more cities hit the right number (whatever it is), more posters will be revealed, no doubt including Thor and Fury. The Avengers Facebook page explains it all

  • March 13, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    Okay, here are the *missing* posters:

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/JoshWildingNewsAndReviews/news/?a=56275

  • March 13, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I don't mind the posters but like most of you are saying......

    by welcometothepartypal

    KEEP THE DAMN HELMETS/MASKS/COWLS ON!!!!! I don't want to see Garfield, I want Spiderman, I don't want to see RDJ, I want Iron-Man! I don't want to see Chris Evens, I want to see Captain f'ing America!!!!! I've been waiting all my life for this shit! It all started with Raimi's Spidey, every time Tobey had to blink, he took the god damn mask off and ruined the illusion. Just keep 'em on when they fight, that's all I ask.

  • March 13, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    drstrangerlove

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    Be grateful, now you have something else to whine about. Whine!

  • Now augmented by Stark Industry weapons facing flying targets. They're probably going to take down more bad guys than Cap. They actually make sense in this because they're going to be valuable, but feel overwhelmed fighting alongside Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man. There actually might be some drama in that believe it or not. Hawkeye even has magical arm switching gear.

  • March 13, 2012, 10:15 a.m. CST

    would have been cooler if.... (bear with me here)

    by zom-bot.com

    the poses were consistent within all the posters, like time was frozen and each poster just zoomed to a new angle for each character. it almost does- the hulk is the same in each poster, and cap'n is the same...hawkeye is the first glaring difference in poses, and he should be behind iron man and in front of hulk if there was continuity in the posters. just saying, that would have been a cool touch.

  • WTF?!

  • March 13, 2012, 10:17 a.m. CST

    WORST! PHOTOSHOP! JOB! EVER!

    by grassh0pperunit

    The characters in the foreground look great but the characters in the background looked tacked on.

  • March 13, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    ew- i just saw those missing posters..

    by zom-bot.com

    no wonder they're kept out of sight....the thor/widow poster showcases black widow having a stunted, gimpy arm, and the fury/femme agent poster has the female agent looking rather impossibly skinny and contorted, like someone broke her neck...or just glued it on a body.

  • That 1st poster with Cap looks great though. It's the first time I'm actually buying the new costume's look, particularly the helmet.

  • March 13, 2012, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Iron Man's letting one rip.

    by Mike-El

    Now THAT'S what you call a repulsor!

  • March 13, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    loki: i hav a army.

    by vulturess

    loki: i hav a army. iron man: we have... captain amerca!!!!!!! loki: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i give up! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!

  • March 13, 2012, 10:26 a.m. CST

    @vulturess: Way too funny. We have Captain America! LOL

    by cookepuss

  • March 13, 2012, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Captain America needs to be roaring, not pouting.

    by unclemonty666

  • March 13, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Microsoft Paint

    by CuervoJones

    Hire some Marvel artist, dudes!

  • March 13, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Your all whining about posters now?

    by lookylookymoontard

    Seriously,turn your PC off and go to the light,that big yellow thing in the sky does wonder's for your skin. What a pointless fucking talkback,if your all so fucking good at PS then maybe you should take the above advice. Oh and this movie will be shit,won't stop it making a ton of money though,its the the way of things these days,see Transformers

  • March 13, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Jowlsman

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    and the Fotoshop Four

  • March 13, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I like Jeremy Renner, but...

    by purplemonkeydw

    Hawkeye seems so useless...that said, can't wait to see this. hope joss helms an astonishing x-men feature as well...

  • March 13, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Drew Struzan, why have you forsaken us?

    by Jet Jaguar

  • March 13, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    the lighting is waaaaaay off

    by robamenta

    especially in the hulk poster. strong light source on hulk coming from left, strong light source coming from right on halkeye...chriist. the first one is best but still off..these could have been great with just a bit more thought

  • March 13, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    But still...

    by symon

    There is a poster of Hawkeye promoting an Avengers movie that is actually coming out. I can't not love that. And the poster doesn't matter. One thing Whedon is pretty good at is character. I think Mr. Barton is going to own this movie. Provided the writers are not fans of Avengers Disassembled, anyway...

  • March 13, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Is that Maureen from 'driving school' in the third poster

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    Hulk - WHOA WHOA, Hawkeye - You nearly had me off then!

  • March 13, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Hey, Paramount, call this guy

    by CuervoJones

    http://theheroicage.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/The-Heoic-Age-Black-Widow-Variant-Cover.jpg

  • March 13, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    really looking forward to the movie but...

    by cheekerpot

    nearly all banners/ flyers, posters, etc for this movie have been complete crap but in composition and execution.

  • March 13, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    sorry hulk right, halkeye left...ahhh who cares

    by robamenta

  • March 13, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Stark: 'we have a hulk.' Bilbo: 'I've got Gandalf, so STFU!'

    by cameron

  • March 13, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Did Entertainment Weekly put these GIMP jobs together?

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 13, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    They need the stylized A on caps head ... that one looks weak

    by MoneyGrabSequel

    late to this debate I know but I just figured out why he looks off. The wide A they use in the comics better, stronger. http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x18/rikerdonegal/Marvel%20Comics/CaptainAmerica.jpg?t=1256136378 Imagine Superman with a rinky dink sans-serif S on his chest. Back on topic, these posters rule!

  • Our jobs are so easy because you accept so little.

  • March 13, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Gay

    by Pipple

  • March 13, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    lookylookymoontard gets fucktard post of the day

    by NightArrows

    So what SHOULD we talk about then asshole? YOU pick a subjet and we will all talk about what interests the great and mighty lookylookymoontard. Fucking tool.

  • March 13, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Does RDJ have it in his contract to be helmetless in promo posters

    by thelordofhell

    seriously, it's not like anybody doesn't know he's playing Iron Man

  • March 13, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Not that I'm giving these posters a free pass...

    by NightArrows

    ...but to hear some of you comment on them is downright hilarious. I'll bet good money that for all the "experts" we have talking about lighting, and shading, the heat effect, etc. etc. That barely a dribble of you, if any, actually work in any kind of creative industry. And even if you do, I'd be surprised if your work wasn't dicksmear on a canvas. That doesn't mean you don't have the right to critique something, but it's funny nonetheless.

  • March 13, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST

    nightarrows

    by lookylookymoontard

    I love you too buddy lol All i'm saying is every "New poster" talkback is a cut and paste of the last,everyone bitching about shit PS,its a tad repetitive wouldn't you say? Have a nice day xx

  • March 13, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Why is this film labeled a Paramount film and not Disney?

    by rocketeuropa

    Didn't Disney buy out the Avengers distribution rights for an incredible amount months ago??

  • March 13, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Ahh, the old leaning slightly with some sparks poster. Imaginative.

    by Fortunesfool

  • March 13, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Award retraction for lookylookymoontard

    by NightArrows

    Had you phrased it as you did in your second post it wouldn't have come off as "No one should discuss geek stuff, go outside and play". I agree, the bitching is a constant. Hell, I bitch about the hating.

  • March 13, 2012, 11:17 a.m. CST

    @greatone3

    by big_log

    Nailed it. Who would ever pose like that with their palms out, especially when they're holding pistols? Whatever she's doing isn't working. Also, what's Hawkeye supposed to be doing in this movie? Aiming for eye-holes? "Hey everyone, aliens are attacking! Quick, call that guy with the bow and arrow!" Yeah, right...

  • Helmet on please. He's called "shell head," not "head constantly exposed in the midst of a firey battle." Iron Man is the draw. People don't need to know it's RDJ in the suit.

  • March 13, 2012, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Nightarrows

    by lookylookymoontard

    I think this place has an weird way of bringing the worst out of me ;) Kind of like when you want to communicate with another species,you have to adopt their way of doing things I see your point

  • March 13, 2012, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Thor isn't deemed poster-worthy... wtf??

    by Wes_Reviews_

  • March 13, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    A JLA movie has gotta happen!

    by Kill List Hammertime

    I like Marvel and DC, and am stoked for this flick but a movie with Batman, Superman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern etc would just blow this out of the water in terms of superhero star power.

  • March 13, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    As if Captain America will look that cool in the movie

    by elsewhere

    Dude looks like a blue dildo.

  • March 13, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    is the John Carter marketing team

    by shane peterson

    working for rival studios?

  • March 13, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    JLA movie would FAIL...

    by CoolFrood

    ...because it would be "comic-book" like, because Superman cannot be played in a realistic way.

  • Why are there so many artifacts all over these images? They look like SHIT saved at such low quality. Great work, Marvel. I almost thought you were a professional company whose sole purpose for fucking decades was to produce impressive images.

  • March 13, 2012, 11:36 a.m. CST

    lmao@ all these movie stars who demand face-time.

    by chainsaw autotune

    face-time in superhero movies made for 10 year olds. lol.

  • March 13, 2012, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Photoshop isn't bad, it's the fuck stain amateurs that make it look like shit

    by alienindisguise

    These posters are the definition of digital laziness. This single person or, God forbid, a group of people, should never have another job in the visual realm.

  • March 13, 2012, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Crappola

    by jellypop

    These posters are just so childish. I guess the film's hard edge may be out then....

  • March 13, 2012, 12:01 p.m. CST

    If Marvel managed to integrate Thor ok, DC could pull off Superman.

    by Kill List Hammertime

  • March 13, 2012, 12:22 p.m. CST

    RDJ refuses to wear a helmet, but CA is forced to wear a stoopid helmet.

    by Royston Lodge

    Chris Evans, fire your agent.

  • March 13, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Why does the Stark building in #3 look like its from The Jetsons?

    by Royston Lodge

  • March 13, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    OK, for an idiot (me) Ive pieced this together...

    by LowDevil

  • March 13, 2012, 12:35 p.m. CST

    NEEDS MORE BLUR!!!! - Highly Paid Art Director

    by jimmy_009

  • March 13, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    The Cap behind Black Widow is abysmal

    by jimmy_009

    He's colored blue for atmospheric perspective I assume, even though he's about two feet behind her. Makes sense.

  • March 13, 2012, 12:39 p.m. CST

    sorry, cont...

    by LowDevil

    So Widow is in the movie to show off her espionage skillz by getting the Hulk out of the (jail) made by Loki. And Hulk gets free and rages both of them out of there. Im sure this happens. Now Loki is smart enough to trap Hulk but only Widow can get him out?? Cant wait for the genius of Whedon. What else does he have in store for us all??!!

  • March 13, 2012, 12:44 p.m. CST

    The Hulk is the only cool looking Avenger

    by J

    I mean, Scarlett is great and all but I never bought her as the Black Widow; Widow is more... I don't know, something else. She seemed like an add-on in IM2 and never sold me as the Widow. That guy playing Hawkeye looks like a dork. Cap is all right. His comic book image is a tough one to duplicate in real life. Whatever. Iron Man is awesome and RDj is absolutely perfect casting as Stark, but whenever he is in his Iron Man suit without the helmet it looks weird. I hated that birthday party scene in IM2 where Tony had the armor without the helmet - it makes the armor look like a toy suit for some reason. But the Hulk... god damn does the Hulk look cool. I'm sure appearances are deceiving. They always are in the publicity shots and posters, and then things look fine in the actual movie. Thor was like that. I thought Thor looked silly until I saw him in the movie.

  • March 13, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I don't like any of them.

    by bubcus

    Sorry, I just don't.

  • March 13, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    How fake and corny do these look?

    by hallmitchell

    What happened to film posters? So bland and boring. Get some artists on them please!

  • March 13, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Is Chris Evans not allowed to have an expression?

    by Odkin

    Shouldn't he be yelling, or gritting his teeth, or laughing in the face of danger, or doing SOMETHING with his face besides looking bored?

  • March 13, 2012, 1:36 p.m. CST

    These look bad, but

    by TheGangBangTheory

    after a year or so of seeing Smurf and Lorax posters plastered all over the fucking place, I'd be happy to see these on construction site fences. It will be corny and cartoony no doubt. It's JLA that needs to portray the heros as god-like beings of an almost abstract nature. The Avengers yuck it up with humans on the street after a big fight - the JLA fly back up to their palace in the sky, above and beyond the human masses. Please make it so..

  • March 13, 2012, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck what the posters look like?

    by Righteous Brother

    As long as the film's good? You're all such a bunch of wining, whingeing little fucks.

  • March 13, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Nerd observation...

    by thot

    ...but the raised wings on Cap's helmet/mask look pretty cool. Hope it looks that way in the movie.

  • March 13, 2012, 1:58 p.m. CST

    looks like posters for a TV show

    by Nick

  • And be Whedon, I mean SHIT

  • March 13, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Hawkeye looks like Patton Oswaldt

    by TheGangBangTheory

    Lost 50 lbs. In looking at Scarjo's pouty mug, only one thought comes to my dirty mind - I hope whatever Hollywood half a fag who is banging her drops the occasional cheesey white load on that bitchy face of hers. For duty and humanity!

  • March 13, 2012, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Thor?

    by Tony Wyatt

    My concern is that, so far, everything seems to sideline Thor. He's the most powerful member of the team - The Avenger's Superman - and so far the most we've seen is him hitting a somehow not obliterated Captain America with his hammer (albeit on his shield). We've seen way more of the little girl with the guns than the team's god, and now he's even missing a poster. I'm hoping this will all be rectified in the movie but it's a worry...

  • March 13, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Too bad cap isn't wearing THAT helmet in the actual fucking movie

    by Jaster Mareel

    Cuz the movie version is warm shit.

  • March 13, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST

    hawkeye looks like he forgot to put his teeth in that morning.

    by iampain

    they really needed to update the whole archer thing and just make him an extreme super sharpshooter with all kinds of cool weaponry.

  • First off, the fake-assed heat effect just pisses me off. They would be burning fucking alive if that were real. In the first poster, Hawkeye looks like he's standing on a chair behind Cap. And as is typical for Photoshop mash-ups, the light is coming from different sources for each of them. In teh second poster....man what the FUCKING FUCK? Why is there a cardboard cutout of Captain America right behind Black Widow? And of course, as with all these posters, two totally different light sources. Oh and they're both walking through fucking fire. In the third poster Hulk and Hawkeye are apparently standing on a skateboarder's ramp, and in the fourth Iron Man has explosive, flaming farts. It's just fucking sad, man. These layout artists have my fucking dream job and they just don't give a shit.

  • March 13, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Wow, shit, literally, shit!!!!

    by Dillactus

    They copied Hulk from the Hawkeye/Hulk poster and pasted him in the Starkman/Hulk poster, they just shrunk the image. They might have done that with the Cap images as well. Now that's just fuckin' lazy. These posters are gay gay gay, really boring. Wtf, where is Ironman's helmet/ironface? Who gives a shit about Tony Downey Jr? Seriously, what the fuck? These posters really suck sour stinky ass. Fuck Hollywood. I hate that motherfucking place. I'm praying to God this movie doesn't suck.

  • March 13, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Again, Bozos, there CAN be more than one light source you know ...

    by Vince Ricardo

    ... there is no freakin' law that says a figure can only be lit by one, ESPECIALLY with a zillion explosions, streetlights and the sun are involved. Jeez. Some of the rest of the complaints I can understand. Hawkeye's ambidexterity (first thing I noticed); Hawkeye's involvement, period and ... well, everyone else is concerned with whatever threat they're facing but, oh no, not ScarJo Widow, she's just comin' at you, Mr. Camera, and you ain't gonna like it ... or maybe you will. If I've said it once, I've said it 6 or 7 times (in talkbacks): ScarJo Widow WILL be the one savin' the rest of the Avengers and, thus, savin' the world (and, no, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out). Blech. Cap's helmet in the first poster is probably the best I've seen it so far, and the Hulk still looks his best out of the three movies he has been in. Not everything's negative in these.

  • March 13, 2012, 2:54 p.m. CST

    They should have made the posters continuous

    by zyuray2

    Have them all fit into a greater scene, like you see Hawkeye behind Hulk in the Iron Man poster and Hulk behind Hawkeye in the Cap poster. That would make the re-used shots work.

  • March 13, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    it's gonna SUCK

    by radii

    no Vision? no Black Panther? no Dr. Strange? no Medusa and Quicksilver? they picked the dullest, more boring members: Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America - blechh

  • March 13, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Would like to see a poster...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Of the Avengers standing in front of us(backs turned) standing in front a wave of destruction and Loki. That would be bad ass. Just make bad ass posters. My problem with super hero movies is that they always have to take their masks off. Look even at the shitty Spider-man remake. A scene where Spidey bounces around without a mask. It's bull shit. These stupid posing posters blow. Make posters epic. These type of posters don't sell shit.

  • Yes, there's no "law" saying you can't have multiple light sources but that's not to say it still doesn't look weird. The human eye notices it, sometimes just on an unconscious level but everyone can tell when something just looks wrong.

  • March 13, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    The one with Hulk and Hawkeye is such an easy fix too...

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    Just flip the Hulk around and hey presto, problem solved. But that's the problem, a thing like realistic light sources probably didn't even enter into the head of whatever work experience kid they asked to knock these up. Damn, I really hate to sound like a snob but it's just so annoying I think back to my childhood and remember posters for Star Wars, Raiders, Back to the Future... works of art that took extreme talent to create and now we get something ANY of us could do ourselves... that's just fucking sad.

  • March 13, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    These are fucking terrible.

    by Fawst

    Absolutely fucking terrible. Moreover, they are insulting. The one of Hulk and Hawkeye is just awful. So is the sun behind the Hulk, or is it to Hawkeye's left, or... IS IT BOTH!? DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN! Fucking awful.

  • March 13, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Photoshop, my ass. These are GIMP.

    by Royston Lodge

  • You would think that any graphic artist would look at the opportunity to work on these, as a unique chance to both show his talent and an homage to a comic book genre that probably influenced, or for some defined their carrier. I hope they suffer in shame.

  • March 13, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    lookylookymoontard

    by NightArrows

    I agree, the worst comes out in me on this site. But I figure when in Rome...

  • March 13, 2012, 4:08 p.m. CST

    No radii

    by NightArrows

    THAT Avengers line-up would suck. BIG DONKEY BALLS.

  • March 13, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Cap looks better. RDJ...umm...no.

    by adeceasedfan

    I think he approved one all purpose head shot. Sucks.

  • March 13, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Did the Hulk stub his toe for that shoot?

    by SatansPenis

  • March 13, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Fire your graphic designers!

    by Evil_Homer45

    Seriously, what is with all the Marvel graphic designers? These have been worse and worse with little to no creativity or thought. First Class's designers were bad and it looks like they got hired on again!

  • March 13, 2012, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Can someone please explain to me why

    by Madcapper

    this film is so highly anticipated? Really, I would like to know. I know who the characters are, and what the Avengers as a team is, and what they do. What else is there to this movie, besides knee-slappin' one-liners and things exploding all the time? Educate a fool, please.

  • ... it's not like this is anything new. The only thing new about it is now it's done with pictures, Photoshop and "real" people as opposed to thinly-veiled Victoria's Secret models posing as superheroes, drawn with pen and ink.

  • March 13, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Wow do these suck donk.

    by artdude102

    The 2nd is probably the worst. Lazy ass design, blur filter, wrong proportionally- unless scar jo is a frigging amazon and Chris Evans is that wee. It's like they paid a bundle for a photoshoot, came up with crap, and didn't want the shots to go to waste. crap crap crap.

  • March 13, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Hawkeye doesn't seem to mind that his leg is on fire.

    by CodeName

  • March 13, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Twice.

    by CodeName

  • March 13, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Where's Thor?

    by Yelsaeb

    And where's Iron Man's helmet?

  • March 13, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    madcapper

    by NightArrows

    If you don't understand the excitement for this film, then you really aren't the target, are you? People who read, or have read, comics are the target. Fans of the Avengers and it's singular members are the target. And I can honestly say that asking someone to "explain the anticipation" is a rather stupid question.

  • March 13, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    The photoshopping...

    by Darth Melkor

    Having the same exact pic of Captain America in 2 posters in 2 situations... it just looks soooooo lazy and cheap.

  • March 13, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, but Hulk should NOT be sharing a poster...

    by Nik

    ...with that second-tier character.

  • March 13, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Cannot fucking wait for Avengers and TDKR!

    by F This

    Going to be one hell of a summer. So fucking pumped! Fuck anyone who says one or the other is going to suck. Both Avengers and TDKR are going to pwn your sorry asses.

  • March 13, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Metel does a better job then the studio?

    by clarntoon

    http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/398405_290021151055898_126757470715601_807852_1665291081_n.jpg

  • March 13, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    X-Men? Marvel has laid out the roadmap ...

    by F This

    Hey Fox, get your thumbs out of your fucking asses, you stupid moronic tools. Marvel has laid it all out for you. Erase all previous X-Men movie continuity. Take some of the top X-Men characters, put them in their own quality movies (emphasis on QUALITY) with all new actors. DON'T make them origin films ... they are already X-Men but on disparate individual missions (not end of the world stuff necessarily). Then bring them together for a big team up against something other than Magneto. Movie 1: Scott and Jean Movie 2: Wolverine (new actor) Movie 3: Nightcrawler Movie 4: Professor X Movie 5: Bring all that shit together, adding in Beast, Storm, or whoever in a big team up against the Sentinels as they begin hunting down mutants. Or something else cool and big. AND HOW THE FUCK HAS FOX NOT PUT TOGETHER X-Men and The Fantastic Four???? Seriously ... Do the 5 movies above, all released a year or so apart, release a new FF movie in between movie 4 & 5. Then, two years or so after Movie 5, you bust out the X-Men vs. Fantastic Four. Tell me that wouldn't be the ultimate in comic book movies. I guarantee $3 - $4 billion in worldwide gross for all those movies ... if they are done right, with quality scripts, decent budgets, good actors, and MINIMAL STUDIO INTERFERENCE. Box office gold, I tell you. GOLD!

  • March 13, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah they forgot to put fucking THOR in those posters!

    by Jaster Mareel

    Jesus Christ talk about epic fucking fail!

  • the rest are pretty bland, although I enjoy looking at scarjo in any form

  • Still waiting for anyone to demonstrate that Photoshop can produce either great Art or great Craft. It cannot.

  • March 13, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Other posters...

    by Casey4147

    ...are elsewhere. SyFy Channel's Blastr-dot-com has Nick Fury and Thor and some of the ones posted here...

  • March 13, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Iron Man would never fight without his helmet.

    by Cap'n Jack

  • March 13, 2012, 8:09 p.m. CST

    moneygrabsequel - why Cap's mask looks off

    by Odkin

    Definitely agree on the weak "A", but that's not the real problem. Keep in mind this isn't about nitpicking accuracy to the comics. It's about the choices the comic correctly made over 70 years to make Cap look good. 1) The "mouth opening" of the mask goes back too far on his face. This makes his jawline look weak. 2) The wing looks flouncy rather than deco, and is way too low and close to his ear. That makes too much dead space on the crown of his head 3) I think showing his ear would also lend balance and break up all the blue, but this is probably one of those things that just wouldn't physically work with a real person.

  • Photoshop can be a great tool but in the hands of lazy people it can produce some real shit.

  • March 13, 2012, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Jeremy Renner would gladly pay you Wednesday...

    by Linguo_IS_Dead

    for a hamburger today!

  • March 13, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    madcapper

    by deckards voiceover

    well first, the movie shows you the members of the avengers in action! then after you see it for about oh fifty hundred times you can make adventures and action just like the movie with your new avengers toys. and you can memorize the knee slapping funny dialog and have your toys say them and if your really cool you can blow things up in your yard.

  • I have no other point beyond that.

  • March 14, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    these images are the same as the othe Photoshop crap we saw

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    just rearranged. Hulk isn't featured prominently because for some reason they only have that 1 crappy image to work with.

  • The Stupid thing is that all of you that is talking shit will be there opening weekend, thus Disney/Marvel getting your money. Go figure

  • March 14, 2012, 12:43 a.m. CST

    A complete waste...

    by Atomic_Crusader

    ...of an oppurtunity to create some great visuals. Fifty plus years in the making and we get total lameness. Everything coming out of this project is disgraceful and shameful. These are some of the worst movie promos I've ever seen. What a waste!!

  • March 14, 2012, 1:12 a.m. CST

    What's Scarlett Johansson's superpower? Looking hot and feisty?

    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • Bunch of fucking hacks. I have come to really loathe marketing people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDW_Hj2K0wo

  • March 14, 2012, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Hawkeye is not top 10 anything

    by Autodidact

    He was more or less comic relief until The Ultimates came along and made him into a "bad-ass" who dresses in gay sleeveless motorcycle outfits.

  • March 14, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Morons.

    by Zarles

    Posters or no posters, each and every one of you knob gobblers are gonna be chomping at the bit to see this movie in a month and a half. So fuck you and your petty bullshit. 'Oh, I could've done so much better!' No you couldn't. Fuck you.

  • March 14, 2012, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Screw this Avenger´s ****!

    by Johan

    Just give me a sequel to TINTIN! (Yea.. I´m european)

  • March 14, 2012, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Iron Mans chest piece is circular???

    by hobbitfeet

    Isn't it supposed to be a triangle?

  • March 14, 2012, 5:48 a.m. CST

    REPLY::: Iron Mans chest piece is circular???

    by Johan

    Isn't it supposed to be a triangle? Who gives a crap!? It could have the form of PENTAGON and I wouldnt care. Move on.. please.

  • March 14, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST

    ugh, these remind me of those awful...

    by HASBEER_WILLCHEET

    harry potter and the deathly hallows 1 character sheets. the coloring is bland as fuck.

  • March 14, 2012, 6:11 a.m. CST

    hobbitfeet, he obviously builds a new suit during the course of the movie.

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

  • March 14, 2012, 7:07 a.m. CST

    by Mone

    Caps helmet mask actually looks good in this shot. I hope it looks as good on screen, because in all the behind the scenes shots it looks large and clumbsy. Also on the poster the helmet wings are raised, whereas they're stenciled on the film photos. Here's to hoping they went back and got it right.

  • March 14, 2012, 7:47 a.m. CST

    people should be embarassed over these

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    people should have been fired

  • March 14, 2012, 7:48 a.m. CST

    lets hope there is an inverse reltionship ....

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    between the quality of these and the movie

  • March 14, 2012, 8:32 a.m. CST

    ALL posters suck nowadays...

    by ZodNotGod

    Always ugly head shots and nothing memorable as the back drop. Boring poses, the same color scheme. "Super 8" was a rare exception.

  • March 14, 2012, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Still, the movie looks fun...

    by ZodNotGod

    and the anemic posters do not besmearch the film's quality.

  • Geez, you nerds need to give it a rest. Who cares?

  • March 14, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    THE POSTERS ARE ALL AWFUL!

    by vlad888

    who would OK the poster and character posters? they are complete SHIT. they look like old 80s direct to video movie boxes they look completely unnatural and fake poses suck colors and shading suck all of it sucks horrible marketing.,...just horrible

  • March 14, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    clartoon: Holy shit, you're right! That Hasbro image is pretty badass.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'd go see THAT movie.

  • March 14, 2012, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Hey, Hawkeye is wearing a mask in the Hasbro image.

    by Royston Lodge

    http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/398405_290021151055898_126757470715601_807852_1665291081_n.jpg

  • March 14, 2012, 12:25 p.m. CST

    That was a close one, Hawkeye . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . can you imagine the Hulk accidentally elbowing you in the face???

  • March 14, 2012, 5:31 p.m. CST

    nightarrows, I have a sneaking suspicion deckards_lost_voice

    by Madcapper

    is on to something in his reply to my question. I don't think this movie should get a free pass from anyone, just because they read the comics. It really seems strange to me that people are going nuts over this. I mean, did Thor, Captain America, and the last Hulk movie really impress everybody that much? I saw them. There was nothing there that would get me excited for the Avengers movie. Were you impressed? I don't think my question as to why everyone is thinking this will be THE SHIT, is stupid. Actually, I get the feeling you're being a little defensive here. What if instead of pulling that good ol' "you don't get it because you're not comic geek and if you were you would also hail the Avengers movie as the second fucking coming", you try to enlighten me? Or isn't that allowed around here anymore?