Even though Marvel Studios didn't have a huge Avengers promotion at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, the nice folks at Marvel did give us one bit of awesomeness to whet our appetites. The posters shown here were released individually, each day of the Con, and when combined made a huge panoramic shot of the team in action.
There are so many cool elements in these concept art posters that give us a good idea of how the team will appear in the movie. First, Hulk - it's reported that the visual effects people based the design of his face on Mark Ruffalo, the actor portraying his alter ego, Bruce Banner. If you look closely, you can kinda make out Ruffalo's features. Plus, from the image you get some idea of Hulk's proportions in comparison to his fellow Avengers - very cool.
Of course, Captain America's uniform might be the best part of this poster series. Kudos to the designers for staying true to Kirby and Simon's original design, while making it seem functional- like a modern, military combat suit.
Finally, the part of these posters I really dug was the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier hovering in the background of the poster on the far right- the one with Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Gotta admit, I've been waiting to see how the might of the helicarrier would be translated to the screen ever since the Avengers film was announced. Looks like the designers nailed it, if this image is any indication.
Click here to see a larger version of the combined poster image below.
|The Avengers - Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures|
|S.H.I.E.L.D. - Nick Fury, Agent Phil Coulson, Agent Maria Hill|