Thursday, 29 March 2012


Earth's greatest hope: the iconic super-heroes, THE AVENGERS, are born. Image: MARVEL/DISNEY.
Earth's mightiest heroes don't get any more mighty than the ones created over the last fifty years from the eternally popular wellspring imagination that is Stan Lee and the late pioneering artist Jack Kirby: colourful comic book legends turned film reality, including the mighty Thor of Asgard (played by blonde locked Chris Hemsworth), the World War II hero/warrior transplanted to modern day New York, the shield slinging Captain America (Chris Evans), mostly sober ex-military-weapons maker, industrialist genius, and sophisticated, popular modern-day American icon/playboy, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) alias the red and yellow armoured flying tank that is Iron Man, the man with the golden aim: the lethal arrow marksman that is Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), the ravishing black leather clad beauty of  lethal martial arts super-spy Natasha Romanoff-aka the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and, last but certainly not least, the mostly-out-of-control, colossal power house one man army that is The Incredible Hulk, emerging at the right and wrong time and place from the radiation infected body of his friendly scientist human guise/alter-ego of Doctor David Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo).

All of these main heroes, pulled together by that formidable eye patch wearing super-agent Nick Fury of the secret world defence agency S.H.I.E.L.D. (the man with the plan, as played by the always ultra cool and age defying Samuel L. Jackson), have had their own individual and highly successful films over the last five years, but each ones story (and its closing titles finale scenes) have been building up to this singular and epic moment to savour, when, an unlikely grouping at first, they become the incredible onscreen, Earth saving ensemble mix that is THE AVENGERS, the film the first of a planned series of big screen concept/character sagas which hits our cinemas with a wave of equally big budget, big action/adventure next month from MARVEL STUDIOS/DISNEY. From all the trailers seen so far, this on-screen pooling of characters (including fine support from Gwyneth Paltrow and Jenny Agutter) and the high stakes conflicts they're involved in, hopefully brought to the screen with panache by BUFFY creator Joss Whedon, looks immense and thoroughly exciting. Just seeing the whole team together is an ambitious dream come true for this author, who lovingly grew with up with THE AVENGERS monthly comics for twenty years, and hopes to see such a comic book vision become a very gratifying and successful reality. The aforementioned well-cast actors in their on-screen camaraderie's look intriguing, often tense in early scenes, as they join their incredible pool of power and resources to avenge Humanity and remove the dreaded threat to the Earth from Thor's evil brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), who has brought his alien invading hordes to the unique planet in order to make it their own and enslave its overall weak population...

Trailers: Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012) Watch the Official trailer | HD - YouTube
Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012) watch the Official Teaser Trailer | HD - YouTube
Marvel's The Avengers - Full Length Trailer - YouTube
Avengers: Japanese Trailer | SFX

The official UK website: Marvel Avengers Assemble | Watch trailer | Official UK Movie Site

The plot may sound simple but the onscreen translation certainly won't be, of which this intriguing juggling act has to be good enough to please all the individual hero character's fans, work as a film in its own right and satisfy the overall general audience masses-this has to be the most challenging movie yet coming from the MARVEL power base, and will surely set a benchmark for comic book superheroes films to come if its done right (and I'm sure it will be).

Converted to the popular 3D format, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (it's UK title, and known simply as THE AVENGERS for the rest of the world) is what Spring and Summer were made for: a bold, expansive and exciting visual treat for worldwide audiences to laugh, cheer and have their eyes wide open for, and with a hopefully noteworthy story for our legendary heroes, that gets the Cinema's annual Box Office battles period off to a worthy start from April 26th (UK release date) onwards.

Check out the MARVEL AVENGERS ASSEMBLE UK FACEBOOK page: Marvel's The Avengers UK & Ireland

Check out DIGITAL SPY's photo gallery for the upcoming film: The Avengers - The Avengers gallery - Digital Spy

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