This is the poster for ITEM 47, the one-shot epilogue to The Avengers that will be included on the Blu-Ray in September.
This is obviously exciting, but I’m having trouble taking that tagline* seriously. “A few items?” (Do we need to place them in the bagging area after we scan them?**) I get that they’re referencing the title, but 47 kind of sounds like more than “a few,” anywa— WAIT, OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS WHAT IF THIS IS WHERE WE FIND OUT THAT AGENT COULSON DIDN’T DIE?
HI EVERYONE. So, you may have noticed that some movie called The Avengers has been out for a while now, and some websites on the Internet have posts about it. Here is some of the best Avengers-related online news!
“Wait, that TGO blog still exists?”
Yes, yes it does! You may have also noticed that I took an unnanounced hiatus from blogging after I posted about the midnight screening. I didn’t know that was going to happen, but it felt right. After spending so many months posting about The Avengers, it was time to soak in the glory.
First up, in all its gloriousness, is this wildly awesome T-shirt from We Love Fine:
I mean, Shut up and take my money! (That’s a thing, right?)
Second, in this interview with Joss Whedon, in which the interviewer has a prolonged and understandable TGO moment, Joss says the DVD/Blu-Ray will have 30 minutes of deleted scenes. So I think it’s pretty clear that I’ll be assembling my cash for that release…and possibly baking cupcakes, if you know me (disregard if you’ve totally forgotten who I am)! AND THEN SHAWARMA AFTER?!
Before May 4th is over, I thought I’d share the sticker I wore to the Avengers premiere last night! I felt Joss would approve.
I was thinking I’d write a review of the movie and say something super witty like, “because the Internet totally needs another review of The Avengers, right?” But now, my feelings about the movie can be best expressed with math:
The Avengers + Joss Whedon = YES.
Seriously, I think Joss writing and directing was the best thing that could’ve happened to the film. There are so many moments/jokes that are so Joss, but work so well in the context of the film that it’s like the Doublemint Gum of Nerd Heaven. (“Double your pleasure? Double your fun?” OK, bad joke.) I think writing Iron Man’s dialgoue was probably the most natural fit for Joss, because Tony has so many lines that make you think, “That is SO Tony and SO Joss. AT THE SAME TIME.” In fact, as I was watching the movie, I started to think that I should just compile a list of awesome quotes instead of writing a review. But then that would get spolier-ish. And hey, look, I wrote a review anyway! …Because the Internet totally needed another one, right?
Here’s a clip of Colbie Smulders in The Avengers from Late Show last night. And for a sort-of-related fun fact, I just recently realized that the movie comes out on Star Wars Day!
I wish I had something more profound to add, but…then you might forget which blog you’re reading! Seriously, though, I just don’t think I can get any more excited for this film. My excitement has reached critical mass, and now it’s just frozen in time until the release date. (May the 4th be with you.)
Apparently this was ABC’s April Fool’s Day Revenge promotion. Not only is it the single best piece of official fake marketing I’ve ever seen, BUT I WOULD WATCH THE HELL OUT OF IT. In fact, I kind of want it to be a Halloween musical episode.
Revengers Resemble! (OK, not a great joke, but I tried.)
"By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful… By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself."
Joss Whedon on how a potential Avengers sequel could possibly be “bigger” than the first film.
Am I the only one who got goose-bumps reading that?! I know it’s all hypothetical right now, but THAT sounds like the right way to approach a sequel.
Via ComingSoon.net, where there’s another awesome Joss quote about how he approached the characters.
The people making the Avengers trailers should just get medals at this point. While they clearly did have plenty of good source material (!), I’m amazed at how each trailer feels so fresh and exciting and builds on the previous trailers in a way that makes you go, “Damn, I REALLY want to see this movie.”
At this rate, I’ll be having a stroke by the time I’m sitting in the theater and the opening credits are playing.
Spotted on Topless Robot, where there’s also a behind-the-scenes featurette.
For my 100TH POST, I decided to assemble some pom-pom bug Avengers! Ta-da!
I really enjoy making these guys, and when it recently occurred to me that I could make an Avengers set, I knew it had to happen!
This style was popular when I was a kid, and they’re often called “weepuls.” My own name for them back then was “sticky feets,” since they always had adhesive paper feet. (When I make them now, I use magnets instead.)
Hope you guys like them, and thanks for reading and TGO with me!
Here’s the 10-second preview of the newest Avengers trailer that will air during the Super Bowl this Sunday (Feb 5th).
Is it weird that I was incredibly excited to see Thor helping Steve stand up? Because I was. But I’ve kind of always been like that. Even as a kid, I loved the dramatic moments where characters - especially “tough” characters - interacted in a sentimental or overtly helpful way. I loved it in Homeward Bound when Shadow jumped into the river to try to save Sassy, and almost two decades later, I also love it when Charles jumps off the boat to save Erik (in X-Men First Class, of course!). I guess I’m consistent! And I’m sure I’m not alone in this! In fact…eh…I’m not even going to try to estimate the amount of fanfiction that single Thor/CA moment has spawned. Ahem.
I think my main point here is that seeing this type of moment in the preview reinforces my high hopes for the movie!
"Just announced! Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) joins Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Director Joss Whedon in our Global Fan Chat tomorrow [on Twitter]! Assemble at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT!"
Here are the four Avengers covers of the March issue of Empire (UK), which is apparently on sale now and also features a Hunger Games article! Looks like I may need to make a special trip to the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble! The only challenge is which cover to choose…