Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures have unleashed the final theatrical poster for their upcoming superhero team feature The Avengers, loaded with star quality and credits and the works. You can check it out here below.
It’s not the most exciting image Marvel could have used for the poster heralding the film that has been in the works ever since Samuel L. Jackson stepped out of the shadows during the end credits scene in the first Iron Man, but it works well. I think it’s just a shame that the studio couldn’t have rounded up the entire cast at the same time for a poster photo shoot rather than put together this somewhat sloppily composed image.
Everyone looks good and ready for action and there’s plenty of mass destruction in the background to give the team composite image a bit additional dramatic weight, but why in the hell did they put Iron Man on the poster without his iconic helmet on? He looks like an action figure that comes with removable head gear. I know these photoshopped images are common practice in Hollywood movie marketing, but I also know that Marvel and Paramount could have done way better.
No big deal to me. I’m still in line opening day.
The Avengers also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, and Stellan Skarsgard. The movie opens on May 4, 2012.