Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios have provided us with the official character descriptions for their upcoming release, The Avengers, in theaters on May 4, 2012. In Marvel’s The Avengers, it’s the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), the star-studded panel for Marvel’s The Avengers from Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios was arguably the highlight of the 2011 New York Comic-Con, which took place this past weekend. Taking place in the IGN Theatre, the approximately 2,000 seat hall was filled to capacity with a large standby line hours before the presentation. With many Avangers fans lining up when the doors opened to get in at 11 am, announcements began going out around 3 pm advising attendees that if they leave the room, they will not be able to return due to the demand.
Marvel Studios announced today that the trailer for next summer’s most highly anticipated movie, Marvel’s The Avengers, has been downloaded over 10 million times in its first 24 hours on iTunes Movie Trailers shattering the most-viewed trailer record in the site’s history.
The trailer, which debuted Tuesday, October 11, exclusively on iTunes Movie Trailers, gives fans a sneak peak at Marvel’s The Avengers — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime — based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series The Avengers, first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
Last week, Disney Music Group registered several domain names for upcoming television and movie soundtracks, many of which are already announced projects from Marvel Studios. The only registration that relates to an unannounced project, but is known to be in the works, is that of Doctor Strange. Known to be in development for a very long period of time, Marvel Studios has made news in the recent past by hiring Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write the latest script and have reportedly shopped it around to potential directors.
Fresh from their debut in Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios have sent us some hi-res stills from Marvel’s The Avengers, in theaters nationwide on May 4, 2012.
From Marvel Studios comes Marvel’s The Avengers — the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
New York Comic Con (NYCC) is proud to announce Marvel Studios, for the first time ever, will participate in this October’s NYCC. Marvel Studios will present a special event in NYCC’s IGN Theater – Presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM, a high-profile panel focused on the upcoming feature film Marvel’s The Avengers. Marvel Studios will debut never-before-seen footage from The Avengers, and panelists will include Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill). The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2012.
The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced earlier today by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2009 Oscar® winner Mo’Nique. When all is said and done, Walt Disney Studios racked up a total of thirteen nominations, the bulk of which were divided by Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios announced they have reached an agreement under which Paramount will transfer its worldwide marketing and distribution rights to Disney for Marvel Studios’ The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Paramount will remain the worldwide distributor of the upcoming films, Thor and Captain America, as well as the previously released Iron Man and Iron Man 2.
Under terms of the new deal, Disney will pay Paramount $115 million for the transfer of the distribution rights to Iron Man 3 and The Avengers to be paid on the theatrical release dates. These monies will serve as a minimum guarantee against the distribution fees.
UDReplicas, a subsidiary of Universal Design, made a name for itself when it debuted its officially licensed Dark Knight motorcycle and gear last year. This year, they return to San Diego Comic-con and will offer up three new suits inspired by Disney’s TRON and Marvel’s X-Men and Iron Man.
The TRON suit which features light-up elements will be on display at the Disney booth (3712) but for those unable to attend the event or unable to wait, here’s a sneak peek (make sure you watch it all the way through, or at least jump ahead to :45 or so:
A press junket and photocall were offered yesterday in support of Disney/Marvel’s upcoming summer blockbuster Iron Man 2. In attendance for the photocall were Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Ironman), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Don Cheadle (Lt. Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes), Scarlett Johansson (Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff), Mickey Rourke (Ivan Vanko) and Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan/Director).
We’d like to thank Paramount Pictures for providing us with these images which were taken by Jason Merritt/Getty Images and Michael Buckner/WireImage. Furthermore, we feel obligated to note that the disproportionate number of Scarlett Johansson photos was in fact an editorial decision.