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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Reader Feedback - 31 Comments


Ruffalo looks ridiculous in that picture.

John Von Rader on Sep 29, 2011


He's going for the Zoolander look in this movie.

Cruzer on Sep 29, 2011


Actually thought that was Ben Stiller for a sec.

Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011


Ridiculous, are you kidding me. That's Blue Steel we all been waiting for.

The Douche on Sep 29, 2011


Dude....its MAGNUM!!!

thatguy on Sep 29, 2011


I didn't even recognize him at first. For a moment, I was wondering what Johnny Depp was doing on the cover.

Craig on Sep 29, 2011


That's a really bad picture of me

David Banner on Sep 29, 2011


I know. Were you trying your Todd Sweeny?

ur_babys_daddy on Sep 29, 2011


They creepin'...

Qweqwu on Sep 29, 2011


Wohoo!! Scarlett Johansson looks like a strong, empowered and sexy Black Widow. Hahah.. freakin' fantastic, can't wait! Man! I feel like a woman!

Johanna on Sep 29, 2011


It seems that Hawkeye and Black Widow were meant to be substitutes for Ant-Man and Wasp all along.

Ken Stiller on Sep 29, 2011


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

Michael Lee on Sep 29, 2011


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.

Blake on Sep 29, 2011


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.

Jack on Sep 29, 2011


... 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)

Yahzee on Sep 29, 2011


Hold up. Everyone is missing the biggest surprise on this cover. Eric Cartman is also in the Avengers!

Tyaxle on Sep 29, 2011


I'm excited for this but this cover is just all kinds of fail.

Nick Sears on Sep 29, 2011


... but why's she in the middle...

Roderick on Sep 29, 2011


Forget the cover for EW (seriously, who cares what they put on their covers), the set photos look great.

Cracky on Sep 29, 2011


I'm not a homofob, but this was really gay.

M.K. Nielsen on Sep 29, 2011


 The way you spell homophobe is gay.

Rhythmdave on Sep 29, 2011


Congratulations, now I know for a fact that you are homophobic.

Guest on Sep 29, 2011


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. 

Rp1n on Sep 29, 2011


its like everyone knows avengers is going to be a badass stop trying so hard to make yourselves look badass

JBrotsis on Sep 29, 2011


Oh man I thought it was Derrick Zoolander too, its just Ruffalo!

Johnny So Rad on Sep 29, 2011



stfugtfo on Sep 29, 2011


I didn't know Liev Schreiber was Hawkeye!

Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011


Yep you're right Alex, the pics are ridiculous

Anonymous on Sep 30, 2011


1st rule in painting(here:2min photoshop): if the head is too big, do it over. They do kinda look like bobbing head dolls? 🙂

David Banner on Sep 30, 2011


can wait for a trailer with more footage 🙂

Anonymous on Sep 30, 2011


Why is Black Widow aiming at Iron Man and Thor? Do the Avengers shoot themselves at some point? That is just ridiculous!

Felix on Oct 1, 2011

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