Thanks to Collider we can now see an early promo poster for the upcoming Marvel mega film, The Avengers. The poster is only painted, but it features all the characters that will be in the film with the correct actor/actress in place. Apparently this poster will be shown during The Licensing International Expo, which kicks off tomorrow, but I haven’t heard a word about it, so I can’t personally confirm.
It’s so weird watching The Avengers slowly form. Seeing something as simple as a painted picture makes me really excited for the upcoming film. It’s going to be awesome seeing Thor and Iron Man share the screen with Hulk, Black Widow, Captain America and Hawkeye. Speaking of which, I believe this is the first picture of Hawkeye in costume for The Avengers. He was seen briefly in Thor, but if you blinked your eyes for a second you probably would have missed him.
Another thing worth mentioning is Hulk. I know this is only a picture, but I think it’s worth noting how huge he is. I’m curious to know if they plan on going with the more realistic Hulk like they did in the Edward Norton version which was The Incredible Hulk or if they are going with the more unrealistic, smashing tanks and jumping twenty feet in the air version of Hulk which was played by Eric Bana. I’m hoping they stick with the Norton version as I thought a more realistic and grounded Hulk seemed to work much better in this particular Marvel universe.
The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg and Samuel L. Jackson. It opens on May 4th, 2012 in eye popping 3D!