Avengers news: no Skrulls, action figures, new artwork and photos

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In an interview for the latest issue of Empire magazine, producer Kevin Feige confirmed that the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will not fight both Skrulls and Red Skulls in the forthcoming film. The new feature in Empire reveals even more photos from the film and photos of the action figures are now circulating the Internet.

“Who said they were aliens? It’s not Skrulls, I’ve been clear about that,” said the producer. “Beyond that, we want to hide it. The identity of the alien race is not impactful. It exists in the comic books, but we’re not setting up the Kree-Skrull war or anything like that.”

Feige nixes the rumors of a Red Skull appearance as well:

“Was Skull vaporized at the end of the movie, or thrust into another realm? That remains to be seen. It would be fun to see Skull in future, but he’s not in this one.”

Chris Evans is quoted in Empire talking about his first days on the set of “The Avengers”:

 “The first time I came on set and saw other people in costume, it was a night-time scene in the woods and it involved myself, Chris Hemsworth and Downey Jr. I had just seen ‘Thor’ maybe two nights before, so I got on set and I saw Hemsworth in the cape and immediately thought, ‘God, there’s Thor, I’m looking at Thor,’ and then I saw Downey Jr. in the suit.”

“It [was] amazing. The kid in me would say, ‘I didn’t get to act with Robert Downey Jr., I got to act with Iron Man.’ I’d never had that before, where I had seen actors in a film that I was not a part of and then come to work and help them to extend that character’s life. It’s like being a little kid.”

Scarlett Johansson explained during an interview with Fanshare that the action is great and director Joss Whedon really handles these characters well:
 “Joss had a huge undertaking taking all these characters who have no business being together and making a story that is clear and concise. So I’m looking forward to it just like everybody else. We get down and dirty in this one. It’s much darker than people expect and it’s, yes, it’s constant ass kicking.”

Comicbookmovie.com got their hands on some photos of new Hasbro toys based on characters from the upcoming action film “The Avengers” as well as artwork tied to the comic book associated with the film.

Fans will wait until May 4th when “The Avengers” brings together the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to fight the biggest foes no single hero could withstand. The movie stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Read more: http://www.shockya.com/news/2012/01/20/the-avengers-toys-featuring-thor-iron-man-and-loki-spotted/#ixzz1kUutMnW1

 

Check out this really cool promo art featuring the cast of the upcoming action film “The Avengers” by director Joss Whedon Read more: http://www.shockya.com/news/2012/01/22/better-look-at-the-avengers-in-new-promo-art/#ixzz1kUuLs5qh

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