Check This Out: EW's Lame Cover for Marvel's 'Avengers' + Set Photos

September 29, 2011

The Avengers

I'm going to be the bold one who actually calls out Entertainment Weekly for running such a ridiculously boring cover. The internet is abuzz this morning with a "first look" at Marvel's The Avengers line-up on the new EW cover, revealed on I'm not the biggest EW reader in general, but this isn't that exciting of a first look, it's not like we haven't seen all these guys before, and that face Mark Ruffalo is doing, my goodness. The other five superheroes on here include Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Thor with some very bright blue eyes, Dr. Bruce Banner, and Black Widow front and center, the only one with any weapons.

There might actually be more photos and a story on The Avengers inside the issue, but no one has gotten that far yet, and for now it's just a first look at the cover - which you can see as big as we can find it below.

The Avengers EW Cover

Update: They have released a small batch of new Avengers set photos on, which are a few of them featured inside the actual magazine. Everyone looks like they're having a fun time, though Johansson and Renner look like they're quite serious. Thanks again to EW for these newer, better set photos for Avengers!

The Avengers Photos

The Avengers Photos

The Avengers Photos

Here's one of the quotes from director Joss Whedon in the online post about writing this on the go: "There is a weird element of: they handed me one of the biggest movies of all time, and I'm making it up as I go."

When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), 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. The star studded cast includes Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, as well as Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgård who are reprising their respective roles as Loki and Professor Selvig from Thor. Marvel's The Avengers hits theaters everywhere May 4th, 2012.

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  • Ruffalo looks ridiculous in that picture.
    • Cruzer
      He's going for the Zoolander look in this movie.
      • Anonymous
        Actually thought that was Ben Stiller for a sec.
    • The Douche
      Ridiculous, are you kidding me. That's Blue Steel we all been waiting for.
      • thatguy
        Dude....its MAGNUM!!!
    • Craig
      I didn't even recognize him at first. For a moment, I was wondering what Johnny Depp was doing on the cover.
  • David Banner
    That's a really bad picture of me
    • ur_babys_daddy
      I know. Were you trying your Todd Sweeny?
  • Qweqwu
    They creepin'...
  • Johanna
    Wohoo!! Scarlett Johansson looks like a strong, empowered and sexy Black Widow. Hahah.. freakin' fantastic, can't wait! Man! I feel like a woman!
  • Ken Stiller
    It seems that Hawkeye and Black Widow were meant to be substitutes for Ant-Man and Wasp all along.
  • If I were next to Scarlett Johannson, I'd probably look at her that way too. and on the Ruffalo thing, It looks like he didn't make the casting call for Law and Order SVU
  • Blake
    The colors are far too bright and clean, it makes it look like it's going to be a childrens movie. This entire cover is god awful.
  • Jack
    it's because there's not a cast in character photo they could use, so they opted (wrongly so) to photoshop the individual ones together. But EW usually prefers to be first on the story, rather than best quality, if they're past stories are any evidence.
  • ... why is Scarlett Johanson doing the Hitman thing? Crappy picture by the way... and the movie will be shit as well (sorry for Joss Whedon)
  • Tyaxle
    Hold up. Everyone is missing the biggest surprise on this cover. Eric Cartman is also in the Avengers!
  • I'm excited for this but this cover is just all kinds of fail.
  • Roderick
    ... but why's she in the middle...
  • Cracky
    Forget the cover for EW (seriously, who cares what they put on their covers), the set photos look great.
  • I'm not a homofob, but this was really gay.
    • Rhythmdave
       The way you spell homophobe is gay.
    • Guest
      Congratulations, now I know for a fact that you are homophobic.
  • Rp1n
    Oh wow I didn't know the Wolfman was in this!! O wait... that's Ruffalo... isn't he suppose to be Bruce Banner aka Hulk?! WTF?! O this film is going to blow chunks. 
  • JBrotsis
    its like everyone knows avengers is going to be a badass stop trying so hard to make yourselves look badass
  • Oh man I thought it was Derrick Zoolander too, its just Ruffalo!
  • stfugtfo
  • Anonymous
    I didn't know Liev Schreiber was Hawkeye!
  • Anonymous
    Yep you're right Alex, the pics are ridiculous
  • David Banner
    1st rule in painting(here:2min photoshop): if the head is too big, do it over. They do kinda look like bobbing head dolls? :)
  • Anonymous
    can wait for a trailer with more footage :)
  • Felix
    Why is Black Widow aiming at Iron Man and Thor? Do the Avengers shoot themselves at some point? That is just ridiculous!




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