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The Avengers First Look In EW

Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the cover for this week’s issue, teasing the magazine’s exclusive first look at The Avengers, which brings together Marvel’s big-screen heroes for the first time — although not necessarily as buddies.

“Just because they’re super heroes doesn’t mean they’re super friends,” star Jeremy Renner tells the magazine. Director Joss Whedon confesses he was hoping for friction among the cast, since there’s so much in the movie: “I was like, well, if they hate each other, I guess we can use that. But they don’t.”

The EW cover is an oddly composed cast montage, but we can hope the article includes some solid stills from the film. The new issue arrives in stores Friday.

Opening May 4, 2012, The Avengers also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders and Stellan Skarsgård.


  • Anonymous

    They should have chosen a more athletic actress to play Black Widow. Ruffalo does not look like Bruce Banner.

    Personally, I thought Thor was a bad movie. And Captain America, on repeat viewings, is rather boring.

    Joss Whedon will have to produce a miracle to make AVENGERS works as a story.

  • Mr. M

    That cover looks pretty amateurish, maybe it’ll look better on the stands.

  • Anonymous

    It won’t.

    This is the problem when having an ensemble cast and not wanting to give anyone top-billing.

    The better option would’ve been to have multiple covers.

  • Irondarkknight

    IT WAS NOT A BAD MOVIE and a more athletic actress? did u see ironman 2 johanseen did almost all her fighting and stunts 
     showed it in the various making of the movie features and interviews

  • Loki

    They never heard of a group shot? Looks very photoshopped, so many big heads on little bodies and is Thor promoting loreal cos his hair looks ‘worth it’ lol

  • Irondarkknight

    its very likley it was the mag that came up with the assembled pic and not marvel

  • Darell Tucker

    What is Ruffalo’s face doing?

  • Anonymous

    Blue Steel

  • Anonymous

    Glad to see Ruffalo taking lessons for photoshoots from Derek Zoolander. 

  • Emgtcomics

    He looks like he’s about to squeeze a turd out of his mouth!

  • Merson

    It seems that Hawkeye and Black Widow were meant to be substitutes for
    Ant-Man and Wasp all along.

  • Johanna

    Wohoo!! Scarlett Johansson looks like a strong, empowered and sexy Black
    Widow. Hahah.. freakin’ fantastic, can’t wait! Man! I feel like a woman!

  • Linkin_Phoenix1

    Ruffalo looks like he’s arrived right before the shot is about to be taken and slid in with that look on his face.

    Seriously Entertainment Weekly, the cover sucks, please tell me you’re going to fire someone for the stuff up.

    Downey’s going, “Just take the damn shot so I can get back to acting…”

  • Anonymous

    ..well, this sucks
    the better option whould have been indeed to have a group shot

    plus the fact that some one els is playing banner, is just wrong, norton was perfect for playing bruce banner,  incredible hulk was one awesome movie, it felt to me like i was reading return of the monster..

    why there changing the actor is beyond me..

    but staying on topic..
    this poster is aweful, amature hour at some photoshop class
    that whould indeed have been done at the magazine, and not at marvel HQ

  • Keptpics

    Apparently Norton wasn’t the best to work with. He wanted final edit and just didn’t mesh well with the Marvel peeps. They are successful enough to work with anyone they want, so if someone is being a pain, then they feel that they can replace that person without it affecting the movie.

  • Wrich Printz

    This looks like a photo-shop job, rather than a cool cover. It would have been much better to get a more distant, but active shot….look at almost ANY Avenger’s cover for better ideas on how to present it.

  • marvel master 7

    i love anything marvel but that picture makes them look stupid ass hell they all look like they need 2 take a shit 

  • Jacob

    Everyone is making weird faces and Cap is in the middle looking all “wtf?” XD

    And I’ll be the first to say it: Thor looks like Fabio.

  • Robin in Alaska

    The better option would have been to force the cast to actually pose together for a promo image.