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May 20 2012

First Look: The Avengers Action Figures. They're looking absolutely lifelike. Article also contains links on how to win some.

May 17 2012

Shop Talk: The Avengers box office. This article from Box Office Prophets discusses where The Avengers might end up in total domestic box office by comparing it to similar films. ETA: It's now the sixth biggest film of all time (Hollywood Reporter). More...
The Editing Room's abridged script for The Avengers. The script goes up on their website tomorrow. Today it is featured on, titled "If 'Avengers' was 10 times shorter and 100 times more honest". More...

May 16 2012

Why the Avengers is the best TV show in movie theaters. The AV Club's Todd VanDerWerff examines what lessons from television Joss took with him into the film world.
The Avengers trailer - Lego remake! Youtube user "teradew" has made a stop-motion Lego version of the Avengers trailer.

May 15 2012

Clark Gregg interview about Avengers and his future with the franchise. Clark Gregg spent an afternoon during a Disney/Marvel press day talking about playing the quietest but not the least heroic of The Avengers characters. Baby spoilers, vague spoilers, but spoilers none the less.
The science of The Avengers. AICN's Copernicus discusses scientific accuracies and inaccuracies in The Avengers.
The Women-Friendly Avengers. Great article praising Joss Whedon for his portrayal of women in The Avengers, for making a film that isn't offensive to women viewers, and how Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow is such a great character.

May 11 2012

The Avengers forecasted to bring in $95.4 million in second weekend. Box Office Mojo's forecast has The Avengers dropping 54% from it's opening weekend. If The Avengers can slightly outperform that prediction, it'd be the first film to ever make $100 million in its 2nd weekend.
The Avengers - a financial analysis. Want to know what % each company makes from The Avengers? Grab your calculator & start reading. More...

May 10 2012

The Avengers holds 17 all-time box office records, so far. By the end of this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, it will add "at least 8 more".

May 09 2012

(SPOILER) Joss discusses a major plot point of The Avengers. Whedon discusses why he was compelled to write a pivotal scene in the Avengers film the way it was written. Link is very spoiler-heavy for those who have yet to see Avengers.
Two minutes of Joss Whedon at SXSW. A video clip from the A Conversation with Joss Whedon event that occurred at this year's South By Southwest, about The Cabin in the Woods, Avengers, and writing. More...
(SPOILER) The Gutters reaction to The Avengers. Web comic describes mildly spoilerish reaction to Avengers (they thoroughly enjoyed it). In related coverage, The Hollywood Reporter has worked out how much damage the final act would do to Manhattan in real life. And over at boingboing, Tom The Dancing Bug speculates on Avengers 2.
The Purple. IN WHICH the guy who comes before "Esque" shares his deep depth, and then links you to a vid of him as a poop coach. More...

May 07 2012

What's next for cast & crew of The Avengers? Nice summary of upcoming projects for Joss and key members of The Avengers cast.

May 06 2012

Fake trailer for fake Avengers game. A parody video of the nonexistent video game.
Thanking television for the success of Avengers. That's what Maureen Ryan of the Huffington Post does, and then she goes on to ponder just what Joss could do with that success.
(SPOILER) Tom Hiddleston discusses mullets and filming. Here is a fun article where Hiddleston discusses his hair and referencing a scene that any diehard U2 fan would know during an Avengers shoot. More...
Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth on TV Total with German talk show host Stefan Raab. From German television, but the "interview" portion is in English. Very silly. More...

May 05 2012

(SPOILER) 'Growing Pains' child star has small-but-important 'Avengers' role. Article about Ashley Johnson (who guested on Dollhouse), 'The Avengers' and 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

May 04 2012

(SPOILER) Avengers Director Joss Whedon on Doing Right by the Hulk. Another interview with Joss! Mostly about The Avengers, though what excited me the most was Joss saying television is still on his radar. More...
(SPOILER) Even The Amazing Atheist loves The Avengers. Infamous Youtube curmudgeon and author Terroja Kincaid AKA "The Amazing Atheist" gives The Avengers a loud, profanity-laced and spoiler-filled positive review. Mathew "Film Brain" Buck of also gives the movie a big thumbs up (without any major spoilers). Another positive review can be found at (h/t to teel77). Jeremy Jahns also gave it a positive review on Youtube. The Assignment X review can be found here.
The Avengers: is this Hollywood's next record-breaker? Nikki Finke quotes a "rival studio mogul" saying that The Avengers is, "tracking off the charts. Biggest in every category and with everyone - men, women, young, old. Any way you slice it and dice it. It's just a mega-movie,". ETA: The article is updated with the numbers for last night's midnight showings. More...
Avengers usher in summer. NPR's Kenneth Turan calls The Avengers an intelligent start to the summer blockbuster season...

May 03 2012

Avengers releases at midnight tonight in the States. That little art house film should be showing in a few theaters tonight. In case you forgot.

May 01 2012

(SPOILER) Whedon dissects the family dynamic of the Avengers. A short interview with Whedon where he talks about character flaws, the role of Nick Fury, his favorite pairing to write, and the type of story The Avengers is. This may contain spoilers.

April 28 2012

(SPOILER) The Spectator's Avengers Assemble review. In verse. Really.

April 27 2012

Whedon fan Blu-ray pack giveaway. Win a cool Whedon-themed Blu-Ray prize pack from the Expanding the Verse fan video community! More...

April 25 2012

(SPOILER) New issue of Entertainment Weekly features The Avengers on the cover. Link contains brief description of this issue's content and embedded exclusive roundtable interview with Joss and the cast.

April 23 2012

(SPOILER) Joss details his shooting style and James Cameron's influence on The Avengers. And (thankfully) avoiding Michael Bay's style.

April 20 2012

Mark Ruffalo promotes The Avengers (Assemble) on the Graham Norton Show. On BBC One right now. Will appear at iPlayer link in a couple of hours.

April 18 2012

Joss Whedon's Custom Avenger's Diorama Video. This custom designed and built case (by GeekBox, Lance Sawyers, Prop.) was commissioned as a gift to Joss by the stunt crew (I believe Sam Hargrave, More...

April 17 2012

The A.V. Club interviews Joss Whedon. The interview covers Avengers, Cabin, Ripper, spoilers and more. More...

April 16 2012

Downey Jr and Fillion do Avengers promo after Castle. It's on YouTube now. More...
Hollywood Reporter predicts "The Avengers" opening weekend upward of $150M. The Marvel Studios and Disney superhero extravaganza is generating bigger prerelease interest than "The Dark Knight" or "The Hunger Games." More...

April 12 2012

(SPOILER) A NON-Review of Avengers from Extremely positive and hints of spoilers.

April 07 2012

(SPOILER) Joss talks to The Sydney Morning Herald about The Avengers. "I felt like I really want to show the idea of being a hero as something more than powers." More...

April 05 2012

One of us is a Valued Customer: The latest sketch from the popular webcomic Our Valued Customers hits pretty close to home.

March 28 2012

The Avengers to close the Tribeca Film Festival. The film will screen to close out the New York based festival on April 28th.

March 21 2012

Stan Lee: "The Avengers cameo [...] is possibly one of my best". Stan Lee discusses his upcoming Marvel cameos.

March 02 2012

Marvel's 'Avengers' trailer nabs most-watched record (again). The trailer promoting Marvel's upcoming superhero flick The Avengers has earned the title of most-watched on Apple's iTunes and movie trailers apps. More...

February 28 2012

New one-sheet poster for The Avengers. Features all the main characters and a lot of battle damage.

February 09 2012

Welcome The Earth's Littlest Avenger. Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan welcome Exton Elias Downey into the world.

February 05 2012

The Avengers Extended Superbowl Spot. The commercial is now available to view on the Avengers Facebook Page or on YouTube.

January 27 2012

Avengers Assemble... for a Twitter chat. Get a tease of the Superbowl ad and win prizes during a Twitter chat with Joss, Clark Gregg, and Tom Hiddleston on January 31.

January 24 2012

Avengers Assemble (In Your Art Textbooks). Wired's Underwire Blog features a cool series of variant Avengers comic book covers produced by Marvel which take their inspiration from fine art and pop art.
Smell like a superhero. Avengers cologne collection coming soon. More...

January 23 2012

(SPOILER) 'Avengers' producer Kevin Feige addresses villain rumours with spoilers about the big bad.

December 14 2011

The Nine Greatest Nerd Fears Today. No less than three Whedon-related fears pop up in this list. Ah, lists. Here's another one for your amusement. More...

November 27 2011

Avengers Ass-emble! A role-reversing parody of the recently-released promo image that continues the promotional theme of male power and female sexuality. More...

November 17 2011

Joss talks Avengers with Yahoo. MOVIEtalk brings discussion of writing and directing ensembles, existing characters, and action (plus the latest on the Dr Horrible sequel).

October 20 2011

The Avengers? Yeah some of it was filmed with an iPhone. This, according to Seamus McGarvey, the director of photography for Marvel Studios' Joss Whedon-directed superhero flick. ETA: Turns out he was misquoted, Seamus tells the Hollywood Reporter "[it] was edited to read that I shot some of the film with the iPhone. This is not true."

September 18 2011

(SPOILER) Footage from cancelled Avengers video game. Video contains locations and antagonists that might appear in the film, and some that definitely don't. More...

September 15 2011

Chris Evans talks Avengers, Robert Downey and Joss fandom. Evans describes the why he's happy to be directed by Joss: "[T]he best thing about Joss is that Joss is a fan."

August 26 2011

Marvel to release 'Road To The Avengers' movie tie-in. It'll collect the movie continuity comic book mini-series 'I Am Iron Man', 'Iron Man Security Measures', 'Iron Man 2: Public Identity', 'Iron Man 2: Agents Of SHIELD' and 'Captain America: First Vengeance'. And Joss' Astonishing X-Men run will conveniently get reissued as two "Ultimate Collection" tpbs.

August 03 2011

'Marvel One-Shots" short films to expand the cinematic universe. The first two star Clark Gregg as Agent Coulsen and take place before 'The Avengers'. More...

August 01 2011

An Avengers/Buffy comic? Joss Whedon drops knowledge. Another Comic-Con interview courtesy of io9.

June 28 2011

Who should be the villain(s) of The Avengers? has their top 10 list of who should be cast as the big bads and why.

April 28 2011

Whedon love in Ryan Sohmer's "Gutters". The webcomic series about comic books has faith in Joss.

April 27 2011

(SPOILER) How much would you pay for The Avengers script? Someone allegedly got hold of Samuel L. Jackson's script and has offered it up for sale. There are pictures of the script so enter at your own risk.

April 24 2011

Film Greatness. On the Eve of Our Endeavor, I celebrate an american classic -- or possibly all of them. More...

April 01 2011

Marvel launches 'Join S.H.I.E.L.D' campaign. A promotion for the Thor movie, but will apparently also be used for Captain America and Avengers movies. More...

March 30 2011

Chris Hemsworth talks about Joss writing and directing Avengers. Describes it as "Foolproof as you can get". He also discusses what it was like portraying Thor, getting to his measurements and how our favourite creator played a hand in him getting the role. More...

March 03 2011

Stellan Skarsgard confirmed for Avengers. I'm sorry but I couldn't find this information in English. This is from Sweden's second largest evening newspaper, and they say that Stellan Skarsgård is confirmed for Avengers. He will play Dr Selvig, the same part he plays in Thor.

February 27 2011

Mark Ruffalo speaks "The Avengers". Mark Ruffalo has read the script and says "It's cool, it's gonna be great. The script is a nice combination of funny and was very in Joss Whedon's wheelhouse. "

February 21 2011

'Avengers' filming pulls out of Michigan. It's in reaction to proposed changes to state tax incentives.

February 09 2011

More details about Kevin Pennington's role in The Avengers. He'll be playing Quasar. Also, there will be some publicity event in NYC during filming where you can meet various cast members. More...

February 08 2011

Cobie Smulders confirmed for The Avengers. She will be joining the star-studded cast as Agent Maria Hill. More...

February 03 2011

Morena Baccarin among actresses on 'Avengers' shortlist. "Marvel is conducting screen tests Friday for one of the final roles still looking to be cast in The Avengers, the all-star superhero ensemble being directed by Joss Whedon." More...

November 16 2010

Marvel moves the Avengers to LA? BleedingCool reports that in order to cut costs, The Avengers will be doing only minimal shooting in Manhattan, moving the large part of production to LA.

September 25 2010

"I would like to put these actors in a room and just make Glengarry Glen Ross". More Avengers talk from Joss.

September 20 2010

Who will Joss Whedon kill in The Avengers movie? Probably no one. Worth reading if only to find out why showrunners wouldn't read Buffy specs.

August 26 2010

Joss on SOON on Aussie radio on Go there & click on "Listen" - they keep announcing him for "after the news." ETA: The interview is now online. More...

August 03 2010

Resistance forms against Hollywood's 3-D Push. Joss and J.J. Abrams quoted from Comic-Con in the context of a larger discussion of Hollywood's 3-D phenomenon. Cabin in the Woods and Avengers mentioned.

July 28 2010

An Open Letter to Joss Whedon. An academic wants Whedon to focus on what he does best: show us the love, Mr. Whedon!

July 26 2010

Warren Ellis' FAQ on Wastelanders. With the typical Ellis humour, he provides some more info on Wastelanders that he's working on with Joss. As previously known, it's on hold until The Avengers is done. However, there's now more info that it's going to be a five-part sci-fi internet series, with no singing or musical numbers. More...

July 23 2010

Mark Ruffalo confirmed as Hulk? Jimmy Martin of SLUGFilmCritic says Joss told him so tonight. More...

July 07 2010

Firefly boys reunited - for a picture. There's a ship up there somewhere. Also James Gunn was there, and comments on a certain movie.

June 11 2010

HitFix thinks there is only a 50% chance that Joss Whedon will be at San Diego Comic Con this year. They're figuring Cabin is "old news" and Marvel will feel it is too soon to discuss Avengers; but aren't they forgetting THIS? More...

May 26 2010

Felicia Day talks comics and Joss Whedon's qualifications for 'The Avengers'. Felicia Day talks with MTV's splash page about The Guild comics and Whedon doing The Avengers.

May 18 2010

Comics on Comics on Why Whedon on Avengers is a Slam Dunk. Bob Patterson gives his thoughts on why Joss Whedon is the right choice for "undertaking one of the greatest challenges in cinematic history."

May 14 2010

Nathan Fillion as Hank Pym in The Avengers? Marvelous News is reporting that an "unconfirmed insider source" says that "Nathan Fillion is pretty much locked to be Henry Pym, and should be announced before any other new additions to the cast (think around Comic Con)." More...

April 27 2010

Joss Whedon: bridging geekdom's gap? So argues The Geek Beat.

April 21 2010

The (possible) redemption of Joss Whedon. Daily Wildcat explores the possible redemption of Joss Whedon.

April 18 2010

A fan's point of view on Joss directing The Avengers. As seen on YouTube.

April 15 2010

Why Joss Whedon should be your new Marvel Movie overlord. io9 defends Joss as a film writer and director and says why we should trust Joss to handle our comic book movies. More...

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