Here's a a new some new behind the scenes photos from the set of The Avengers showing Joss Whedon directing his Avengers, and a poorly designed international poster. Whedon also gave a little statement recently explaining to Total Film the different power levels of the Avengers that he called the hierarchy of power. Basically each blow an Avenger lands on an opponent has a different affect.
If this guy hits someone, he falls down. If this guy hits someone, he flies backwards. Its very complicated.
He also talked about servicing the characters in the story of the film,
I had to find a way to service all the characters, to figure out why they're in the room in the first place. My biggest concern was that if I didn't pay enough attention to minutiae then the film would become generic in its concepts and visuals. Or that I'd be so concentrated on those things, I'd look around and the film wouldn't be about anything.
I think we should all be gratefull that Marvel offered this gig to Whedon, and to Whedon for taking on the challenge. I think he's going to deliver the a near perfect film. The movie hits theaters May 4th, 2012!
Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures "Marvel's The Avengers"--the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012. In "Marvel's The Avengers," superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.