The Latest Avengers Rumors
Do the latest Avengers rumors reveal Black Widow’s kick-ass introduction?
Tom Hiddleston explains how the various directors made sure all the Marvel movies interlocked together:
“Ken [Branagh] and Jon [Favreau] and Joe [Johnston] all swapped information, and Joss [Whedon] was brought on at a very early point on ‘Avengers,’ and Ken showed him ‘Thor,’ I think. They just sat down and watched it together, because Joss had asked, ‘Can I watch the film before I start writing, I just want to see what you’ve done with Thor and Loki.’ And Joss really loved what Ken had done, and what we’d all done together.”
He also explains some of the sartorial changes to Loki:
Working with Alexandra Byrne, who was the costume designer again, saying let’s take the regality of the lost prince of Asgard, and make him a damaged pirate, so there’s evidence of some kind of experience beyond what happens at the end of Thor. And then talking with Joss about his evolved psychology and how, in the space between the end of Thor and the beginning of The Avengers, Loki has gone through a whole bunch of stuff which will register on his mind and on his body and will change who he has to become. It’s really exciting!
I’d take this with a grain of salt, but somebody is claiming to have seen some scenes from the movie that were screened as part of a toy fair in Asia.
The scenes supposedly involve Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow being held captive by
some Russian thugs while on an undercover mission. While the thugs are trying and failing to intimidate the captured super-agent, her cell phone rings and she orders the thugs to let her take the call. It’s from Agent Coulson, who tells her that Nick Fury needs her to return immediately, at which point she nonchalantly beats the crap out of the thugs while still tied to her chair, which she then breaks and escapes. Assuming that’s a legit description — and yeah, that’s a pretty big assumption — then that sounds like the character’s initial introduction, and we might except similar vignettes for at least some of the other Avengers.
Other scenes shown reportedly involved the introduction of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier, in which it first appears to be an ordinary aircraft carrier before rising out of the ocean into the air. Finally, there’s a scene of the Hulk being ordered by Captain America to, “Hulk smash!”, at which point, well, Hulk smashes. The source also claims it was revealed that the Hulk is more conscious and intelligent than he has been in the previous films. So, while these all sound vaguely plausible – it’s not like they’re claiming a joint Spider-Man/Wolverine cameo or something – I’d still take these with a grain of salt until we have something a bit more official to go on. [Comic Book Movie]