Check This Out: EW's Lame Cover for Marvel's 'Avengers' + Set Photos
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 EW.com. 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.
Update: They have released a small batch of new Avengers set photos on EW.com, 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!
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.