‘The Avengers’ to be Screened Aboard International Space Station

'The Avengers' Theatrical PosterMarvel Studios announced today that they arranged with NASA to transfer their record-breaking blockbuster film Marvel’s The Avengers to NASA’s Mission Control in Houston, which will uplink the film to the International Space Station (ISS), currently orbiting 220 miles above Earth. The film will then be screened for the space station crew’s exclusive enjoyment.

This screening continues Marvel’s collaboration with NASA, which began during principal photography of Marvel’s The Avengers when the film shot at the Space Power Facility at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.

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‘The Avengers’ Smashes Box Office Records Worldwide; $200M Opening, $600M+ Worldwide

'The Avengers' Theatrical PosterThe Walt Disney Studios announced today that Marvel’s The Avengers posted an estimated $200.3 million in its domestic debut May 4-6, shattering previous records and positioning the film as the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time. The film’s cumulative global box office gross is an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.

In just three days, Marvel’s the Avengers is the fastest movie to reach $200 million domestically. The domestic debut kicked off Friday, May 4 and marks the second highest single day take of all time at $80.5 million. Saturday’s box office gross of $69.7 million is the highest Saturday take of all time. Moviegoers gave Marvel’s The Avengers a rare and perfect A+ CinemaScore.

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Photos: Scarlett Johansson Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several images from the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony held earlier today in which Marvel’s The Avengers star Scarlett Johansson was awarded a star on the legendary promenade.

Johansson stars in the summer blockbuster as Black Widow. At the event, she was joined by fellow co-stars Clark Gregg and Jeremy Renner along with her grandmother.

In Marvel’s The Avengers, the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). Marvel’s The Avengers opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 4.

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Report: Marvel ‘Avengers’ Exhibit Opens at Madame Tussauds New York

Marvel exhibit at Madame Tussauds New York - Hulk

The Avengers have assembled once more, but this time in wax. Late last week, Madame Tussauds in New York City’s Times Square introduced a new Marvel experience to commemorate the theatrical debut of Marvel’s The Avengers on May 4, 2012.

The exhibit is comprised of several figures, amongst which are Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, although only the latter two are new figures for the Museum chain. In fact Hulk stands at an astounding 15 feet tall, which is almost double that of the film’s character, and while Tony Stark may be made of wax, the Iron Man suit on display is not. Captain America and Thor, however, are absolutely true to their individual film counterparts, dress in film accurate costume and patterned after actors Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans.

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‘The Avengers’ Clips – ‘Loki Imprisoned’ and ‘Face Off’

'The Avengers' Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios UK recently released two additional clips from Marvel’s The Avengers (aka Avengers Assemble) which features S.H.I.E.L.D. head Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and imprisoned Loki (Tom Hiddleston) sizing each other up as well as Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) essentially doing the same.

In Marvel’s The Avengers, the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

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‘The Avengers’ Clip – Captain America and Thor Battle Loki’s Army

'The Avengers' Theatrical PosterWalt Disney Studios UK has just released this relatively short clip from Marvel’s The Avengers (aka Avengers Assemble) which features Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as they battle the onslaught of Loki’s army in the streets of New York.

In Marvel’s The Avengers, the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

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Photos: ‘The Avengers’ World Premiere Red Carpet (Hi-Res)

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Last night, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios quietly held the red carpet world premiere of Marvel’s The Avengers at Disney’s El Captain Theatre in Hollywood. Fans who attended the event got ‘the best of both worlds’ as Marvel’s cast, crew and executives mingled on the red carpet with many of the young stars from Disney Channel amongst many other celebrities.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with several photos of the stars’ arrivals on the red carpet last night, which we are pleased to share with you in the gallery below. Click on any of the thumbnails to see a larger version and click on the resize arrow (if available) to see the full resolution of the photos.

Marvel’s The Avengers assemble in theaters nationwide on May 4, 2012.

Photos by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage, courtesy Walt Disney Studios

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Video: Agents Assemble in Farmers Insurance ‘The Avengers’ Ad

Avengers Thor DIY costume by Farmers Insurance J.K. Simmons reprises his role as Professor Nathaniel Burke, taking agents at the University of Farmers under his tutelage as he teaches them the fine art of being ‘superheroes of insurance.’ In the 30 second spot, titled ‘Suit Up,’ Professor Burke and the agents explore the similarities between being a Super Hero and being a super agent. The spot continues with a lighthearted exchange between Professor Burke and his agents, dressed in do-it-yourself costumes representing each of Marvel’s The Avengers’ characters: The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow and Hawkeye.True fact: Tony Stark used a countless number of staples when creating the Iron Man suit.

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‘The Avengers’ Dozens of New Stills Feature Loki, Quinjet, Helicarrier and More

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Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios recently provided us with production notes for their upcoming release, Marvel’s The Avengers. In addition to plenty of information on the actual production of the film, the document was filled with images, many of which we do not recall seeing before (apologies in advance for any not so new stills). Unfortunately the images themselves are a bit small, but the amount of eye candy produced is still pretty huge.

The stills pretty much cover all of The Avengers, highlighting Hulk and Tony Stark /  Iron Man but also give us some nice images of Loki as well as the hardware behind the crimefighting squad, namely the Quinjet and the Helicarrier, both inside as well as out.

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‘The Avengers’ ‘Isolated’ Ad Shines Spotlight on Internal Struggles

'The Avengers' 'IsolatedAs it turns out, assembling the world’s greatest superheroes together is the easy part — the challenge is making them play nicely with each other.

We have managed to come across a new 30 second television spot for Marvel’s The Avengers titled ‘Isolated.’ The ad features Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) talking about how each of the heroes are ‘isolated’ and ‘unbalanced,’ but when combined, ‘can become something more.’ It then quickly cuts to the group assembling for the first time, much to the apparent dismay of billionaire philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).

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