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Marvel's The Avengers
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Originally posted 10/08/2014 09:20AM
Just ask Chris Evans, whose fame as Captain America caused his "I'm going to take a break from acting but also I'm not" statements to blow up earlier this year.
Or ask Robert Downey Jr., who seems to be enjoying playing coy about his role in the Iron Man franchise and the Marvel Universe.
Downey gave two seemingly contradictory interviews Tuesday: During the day, he told Ellen DeGeneres that he was going to do a fourth Iron Man.
Originally posted 07/23/2014 11:40AM
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Originally posted 08/30/2013 09:30AM
James Spader as a maniacal robot?
The Emmy-winning actor, 53, has just been cast as the ultimate villain in the The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the upcoming sequel to the blockbuster, Marvel.com reports.
In Ultron, Spader will play a criminally insane robot with an array of abilities, like super-strength, flight and mind control, who is bent on destroying the human race, starting with the Avengers.
Originally posted 05/05/2012 09:45AM
Superheroes have it easy: We only expect them to save the planet every now and again. Superhero movies, though, have the daunting task of illuminating our souls.
Dazzling effects, strong stories and bold heroes mean bubkes unless they inspire us. Thank the gods, The Avengers is just what it ought to be – inspired.
After five recent films about the solo exploits of Marvel heroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, outclassing Edward Norton), The Avengers weaves its narrative threads into a vibrant display of effects wizardry with characters to love and wit to spare.
Originally posted 05/01/2012 10:00AM
In real-life, Robert Downey Jr. doesn't possess superhuman strength, genius intellect or that famed power suit.
But Iron Man, his on-screen Avengers alter-ego gifted with his body, brains and superhero wardrobe, isn't lacking – and fans of the franchise agree.
According to data collected on the movie's Facebook page, 37 percent of fans polled would most like to be Iron Man (identity: Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark) if they could transform into any Marvel superhero.
Originally posted 04/26/2012 08:45AM
You can't keep a good superhero down.
A full week before The Avengers opens in IMAX and on movie screens across the nation on May 4, Captain America, as portrayed by Chris Evans, and Thor, as played by Chris Hemsworth, will be debuting in Times Square – joining forces with The Hulk and Iron Man.
With Captain America and Thor as the new arrivals, the quintet will appear as of Thursday at Madame Tussauds New York, in a new, multi-level, interactive exhibit, along with the film short Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience.
According to Bret Pidgeon, General Manager of Madame Tussauds New York. "Marvel fans young and old alike will now have the opportunity to see, interact with and stand alongside their favorite characters."
Just don't stand too close to the Gamma Radiation Lab.
Originally posted 04/24/2012 10:45AM
Reprising her role as the butt-kicking Black Widow in The Avengers, Scarlett Johansson had her own butt to worry about. Namely, how it looked in her skin-tight, curve-hugging costume.
"First of all, every woman has body worries. I'm not exempt from that," she tells ITV1's Daybreak morning show in the U.K. on Tuesday.
"But beyond part of the by-product of spending that much time in the gym is that you can fit into a cat suit."
Originally posted 04/22/2012 12:30PM
While in Rome to promote their movie, the cast of The Avengers stopped into Antica Pesa, a restaurant that has been family-owned for three generations, to enjoy a meal together.
Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston dined on buffalo mozzarella, homemade prosciutto, breadsticks and grilled zucchini with goat cheese, before digging into two types of homemade pasta – one with tomato and bacon and one with cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper).
After that, they shared a course of grilled beef with spinach and rosemary potatoes.
Finally, for dessert, the movie stars indulged in – what else? – Italian cheesecake.
– Lesley Messer
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