Avengers Character Information and Trailers

23 Feb

Avengers Comics

Date of Arrival: May 4, 2012

Formats: IMAX and Real 3-D

The Avengers Team Actors/Characters:

Marvel ComicsColonel Nick Fury: Samuel L. Jackson

  • Col. Fury’s first appearance was in Strange Tales #135 (1965), although his first appearance was as the WWII hero in Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 (1963)
  • Other stuff Sam has starred in that you should see if you haven’t already: Fresh (1994), Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995), Jackie Brown (1997),  Unbreakable (2000).

Marvel ComicsIron Man (Tony Stark): Robert Downey, Jr.

  • Iron Man’s first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 (1963), although he had a very different suit back then.
  • Other stuff Robert has starred in that you should see if you haven’t already:  Weird Science (1985), Soap Dish (1991), Short Cuts (1993), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Good Night and Good Luck (2005), A Scanner Darkly (2006), Tropic Thunder (2008).

Marvel ComicsCaptain America (Steve Rogers): Chris Evans

  • Captain America’s first appearance was in Captain America’s Comics #1 (1941), although his modern version was reintroduced formally in Avengers #4 (1964)
  • Other stuff Chris has starred in that you should see if you haven’t already: Cellular (2004), Sunshine (2007), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010).

Marvel ComicsHulk (Dr. Bruce Banner): Mark Ruffalo

  • The Hulk’s first appearance was in The Incredible Hulk #1 (1962), although he looked like a grey golem originally.
  • Other stuff Mark has starred in that you should see if you haven’t already: You Can Count on Me (2000), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2003), Zodiac (2007), Shutter Island (2010).

Marvel ComicsThor: Chris Hemsworth

  • Thor’s first appearance was in Journey Into Mystery #83 (1962); starting with #126, the title was simply re-named Thor
  • Other stuff Chris has starred in that you should see if you haven’t already: he was in the first few minutes of Star Trek (2009) as Kirk’s dad, but other than that he hasn’t been in much (so let’s take a look at his friend The Destroyer).

Marvel ComicsBlack Widow (Natasha Romanoff): Scarlett Johansson

  • Black Widow’s first appearance was in Tales of Suspense #52 (1964), although she did not don a costume until #64 (which as a fishnet and mask ensemble), and then her more recognizable bodysuit in Amazing Spiderman #86; she was an enemy of the Marvel superheroes until her defection from the USSR.
  • Other stuff Scarlett has starred in that you should see if you haven’t already: The Man Who Wasn’t There (2001), Ghost World (2001), Lost in Translation (2003), Match Point (2005), The Prestige (2006).

Hawkeye ( Clint Barton): Jeremy Renner

  • Hawkeye’s first appearance was in Tales of Suspense #57 (1964), although he was a confused villain that was originally seduced by Black Widow before he joined the Avengers.
  • Other stuff Jeremy has starred in that you should see if you haven’t already: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), 28 Weeks Later (2007), The Hurt Locker (2008), The Town (2010)

And here are the official Avengers trailers in HD:

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