A Round-up of Avengers Movie News, Rumors, and Merchandising (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)

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Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans in The Avengers (2012) Movie Image

“The Avengers” save the Earth May 4, 2012, but until then, get your fill of random “Avengers” news, images, rumors, and other shenanigans that have popped up on the web the last few weeks. And in case you missed it, you can see some official “Avenger” magazine covers here, which also includes some nice scans from the superteam’s appearance in UK-based Empire Magazine.

Jenny AgutterUp first, what’s this about another Marvel superhero doing a cameo in “The Avengers”? The rumor comes courtesy of actress Jenny Agutter (“Logan’s Run”), who tells The Radio Times during an interview this curious tidbit (via Bleeding Cool):

As for Agutter, she’s about to metamorphose again to appear alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson in upcoming Hollywood blockbuster The Avengers.

“I’m sworn to secrecy! I wasn’t allowed a script until I got there, and when I did I felt like a complete child being on big sets and a huge parking lot full of Winnebagos.”

She does let slip that two of these housed Spider-Man and Iron Man; we suspect Agutter won’t able to avoid sci-fi conventions for much longer.

That … seems unlikely. Besides the fact that Spider-Man and Iron Man are owned by different studios (studios that have proven in the past that they do not enjoy playing with each other), why would director Joss Whedon add another superhero into a film already stuffed with superheroes? My guess is that Agutter, who is 60, doesn’t know her Spider-Man from her Hawkeye. That’s not to be mean or anything, but why would she know?

Moving on…


What says Happy Chinese New Years like The Avengers? Not a damn thing, that’s what. In case you don’t know what these are, they’re little envelopes that you’re supposed to put money in to give to friends and families in celebration of the Chinese New Year. (via CBM)

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The Avengerse Chinese New Year Envelopes


The Avengers assemble … as toys. Legos and action figures, to be more specific. Well, a couple of them, anyway. (via Blogomatic / Empire)

The Hulk and Captain America Lego

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And finally, because everyone loves Iron Man (well, with the exception of Whiplash, probably), here’s what Tony Stark’s superhero alter ego will probably look like in “The Avengers” movie. The statues are courtesy of toy manufacturer Kotobukiya. (via Joblo)

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Thanks to Dedpool, Edward, Mike, and everyone who sent these in the last few days.

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  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

    NICE!!! Avnegers is gonna be great!

  • Shazam!

    “Hulk mad because of tiny nose and massive area between top lip and puny nose… look like Michael Jackson! HULK SING!!!!”

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Lmao!

      Sent on the go!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

    I think it only makes sense to have random superheroes or future heroes running around in the Marvel movies. I mean, think back to how Tony Stark used to ALWAYS pop up in the S.H.I.E.L.D. comics as himself, not as Iron Man. I’m not saying that Spider-Man is gonna show up in THE AVENGERS (although that would be fuckin’ awesome) but having Hank Pym, Janet van Dyne, the Vision prototype, etc. chilling around the Helicarrier would be great and add to the overall scope of Earth-199999 (the Marvel Cinematic Universe).

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Is that the official designation of the MCU? AND I’m sure we’ll get an Easter egg or two. Like the original Torch in First Avenger, or Zola’s face on the screen n blueprints for his Android body.
      Sent on the go!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=114700493 Dominique Hatcher

        Yeah, that’s it. I’m all up in the Marvel Comics Database (http://marvel.wikia.com/Main_Page). Jim Hammond was in FIRST AVENGER?!?! Where?

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          At the Stark Fair. There’s a “statue” in the Torch’s red and yellow gear.
          Sent on the go!

  • E1310077

    I agree that a cameo should be for some characte more related to the original avengers like Hank Pym, Wasp or even Namor.

  • EMC-ATOM

    I really hope to Marvel include Namor or Black Panther!!!!

  • Juggernaut

    I personally like the look of the hulk so far. The few glimpses if him in the trailer shows that although they are using Ruffalo’s features he still has the same overall look as he did in TIH. As for the cameo by Spidey, not likely. Everyone who is taking the time to read this article knows that the characters are owned by seperate studios and thus wouldn’t be appearing in one another’s films. I could see other characters showing up in the film (Hank and Janet aka Ant-Man/Ginat Man and Wasp) or after credits sequence (I’m hoping to see Black Panther, Luke Cage, Namor or Dr. Strange myself.) Marvel has put in it’s share of easter eggs and allusions to the comics in their previous films so I’m expecting the same with this one. While Kevin Feige is saying that the villains of this film are not the Skrull or Kree I certainly hope he is lying. All of this speculation since the Avengers movie started filming has gotten me really pumped to see The Skrull Invasion. However, Loki bringing in Thanos could be cool. Kang the Conqueror would be really cool too. Another possibility is the return of Red Skull! Although it would be rehashing the same villain of their last film (CATFA) and I’m not sure Marvell wants to do that. I’d really like to see the beginings of the formation of the Masters Of Evil at the end of this movie. Loki, Red Skull, Leader and Mandarin joining forces would be awesome!!! Even having the next tier of the members enemies start up the MOE would be awesome. Enchantress (Thor 2’s proposed villain), Baron Strucker (the next logical step for a Cap 2 villain), The Leader (since TIH set him up so well) and Mandarin (more than likely Ironman’s foe from the upcoming Ironman 3).

  • Ncounter

    As for me,I really,really hope that they show us even as cameos, Black Bolt, Namor and Dr.Strange….why ‘cos i am really hoping that at some point, if the world won’t end, Marvel might film a story about the Illuminati and the secret Skrull invasion…I think this story would be great on big screen and we already have Professor X.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      WAY TOO BIG!!! Watch Avenger: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes this season starting in April to get you Secret Invasion fix this. Marvel is looking to do both a Dr. Strange and Inhumans movie so at least we may get that. And a story about a young Namortoo I beleive.

    • Juggernaut

      While I’d love to see that I have to agree with @Dedpool on this one. It is too epic to put into one movie. They have tried to jam entire epic saga’s into one film before (X-Men:The Last Stand) and those didn’t turn out very well. Avenger: EMH is the way to go for that kind of thing. Also, while they have Xavier cast already (twice actually) that character is owned by FOX. His involvment would depend on Marvel aquiring the rights to the X-Men. I do see characters like Namor, Blackbolt and Dr. Strange being adapted to Marvel movies however, if and when that does happen I think that they would keep those commodities seperated. Blackbolt showing up in an Inhumans film and Dr. Strange in his own one shot movie.

      • Shazam!

        Way too big is right… from a budget perspective! If you look across all the Marvel made movies, none of them have had a full on block buster budget – heck, they almost lost Jackson as Fury because of money (most likely a big issue with Norton too). My guess is the only reason they still have Downey Jr. involved still is because, a) contract, and b) they threw him a bone when nobody else would touch him with a ten foot pole so he ows them.
        I suspect we’ll see some great little easter eggs as well, but they will be all Marvel owned characters. The last thing Sony or Fox will ever, ever, ever do is sell the rights to those films. Spider-Man alone is a billion dollar franchise, and the X films – no matter how crap they may be from our perspective – they’ve made a lot of money too!

        The trouble for us fans of the comics, is that we’ll never see our fav. comic stories come to life on the screen because they cost too much, and they appeal to too few people. These studios want films that appeal to the largest possible audience, and while today the number of people willing to go see a SH movie may be 1 in 10 instead of 1 in 20 – these studios want movies that appeal to 5 in 10. I know Marvel said they were going to make an Immortals movie… I doubt that will ever happen, and if it does, it will be with a budget that makes most of us wish it never happened!

  • NCounter

    Guys! I know that we will find out,who will cameo wink-wink, only when the movie hits the big screens on May 4th)) But you know i just read the characters bios on the official site”http://marvel.com/avengers_movie” and in Loki’s bio there was this line which intrigued me sooo much”….When his misuse of power threatens the entire planet, it may take more then the Avengers to stop him” My guess that it would be someone or something connected with Thor “wink-wink”. I’m only guessing))))
    Who is more powerfull than all of the Avengers, who can punish Loki”wink-wink”?