Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A-list heroes.

A short Arctical on the upcoming Movie The Avengers.

Comic book film adaptations are all the rage and with the up to date cinematic technologies we have been exposed to some thrilling movie masterpieces and the future holds little exception. We have seen some of the most prestigious and well loved super heroes ‘kapowing’ away on the big screen, and it’s time again for Marvel and film fanatics alike to get excited as they wait with anticipation for the mighty cry... ‘AVENGERS ASSEMBLE,’ Joss Whedon will take on the mammoth task of directing The Avengers, set to come out in 2012. The film will follow 2011’s Marvel instalments; Captain America: The First Avenger, Directed by Joe Johnston and Thor taken on by Kenneth Branagh. The films boast an A list cast and promotional photos from the motion picture Thor have already sparked discussion on Branagh’s choice of approach. The films will give us a greater insight into the lives of Marvels mightiest team, taking after their predecessors The Incredible Hulk and Ironman the films have a great legacy to live up to.

Diehard fans flocked to San-Diego Comic-con 2010 in order to glimpse sneak previews of all the latest news from their favourite shows, films, comics etc and for those without the means of attending, the internet was a valuable backup resource. It has to be said that fans of the Marvel franchise were indeed given a once in a lifetime treat for example the destroyer emerging through the gates of Asgard, a very early clip of Captain America’s nemesis Red Skull played by the incredible Hugo Weaving and not to mention The Avengers cast assembling on stage in front of ecstatic fans.

The reception so far has been positive and fans appear optimistic with high loads of irrepressible enthusiasm, I am personally looking forward to each director’s stylistic imprint on the movies. It is the director’s effectual passion that nurtures a movie concept to its maximum potential. One of the greatest examples of this is Christopher Nolan, his infusion of dark wit and complexity worked perfectly for the new Batman saga, and it is this type of visionary that is needed in order to produce flawless work and there is no doubt in my mind that Whedon can successfully reinvent Marvels dream team justifying it to its full capacity. It is in my opinion that a movie can only ever be as good as its director and with Joss Whedon’s explosively studious mind we can expect no less than perfection. Whedon’s writing is intelligent, witty and utterly delicious; his work has gained respect from fans and movie producers alike and it truly makes the wait for The Avengers movie an exciting one.

During an interview Whedon was probed for information regarding the relationship between Captain America and Ironman, as we know in the comics their controversial union was heated and war bound. Whedon’s response to the inquiry was delightfully casual: It ended up in Civil War in the comics, in my movie it will be witty banter. [1] This is just the sort of comment that keeps fans positive and begging for more, and it can be said that after Comic-Con 2010 there is a smouldering need for more. It is going to be a long wait for fans and as we scour the net for information and early previews we can join in the unity that is our excitement and anticipation.

And here is that class cast: Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner.

So lets here it...AVENGERS ASSEMBLE.

[1] Joss Whedon: http://io9.com/5595293/will-joss-whedons-avengers-movie-include-marvels-civil-war-we-asked-him

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