'The Avengers' Poster Art Teases Marvel's Superhero Epic
4:37 PM PST 11/22/2011 by Rebecca Ford
Marvel introduced images of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson as their characters in the highly anticipated superhero film.
Marvel's The Avengers for Disney does not open in theaters until May 2012, but Disney has been dropping plenty of breadcrumbs to keep fans satisfied. The first trailer came out in October, and now Disney has provided character posters showing stars Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth,Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson in costume. Directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel’s The Avengers is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963.
Chris Hemsworth, who will also star as the huntsman in Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, returns as Thor. “Workload is a little better because it’s spread across the team instead of you holding it all,” said Hemsworth when THR asked him the difference between working on Thor and an ensemble film like The Avengers.
Smart-aleck Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) will be a part of the superhero group and, by the looks of the trailer, will bring his signature sarcasm. “It was actually a pretty tough shoot. It was a very ambitious story, and a long schedule, but nobody had to work too hard,” Downey told The Hollywood Reporter.
Tom Hiddleston will continue his role as Loki, Thor's troublesome brother. “What happens in the space between the end of Thor and the beginning of The Avengers is Loki’s made some very shady deals with the gangsters on the streets of the Nine Realms,” Hiddleston told The Hollywood Reporter.
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