Avengers Blu-ray released 25th September

We’ve got the official press release relating to the Avengers coming out on Blu-Ray.

We don’t have any more details yet on the 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe set that popped up on Amazon a month ago, but Disney and Marvel have revealed we can expect Marvel’s The Avengers on Blu-ray September 25th.

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 News, The Avengers No Comments

You sunk my Battleship!

MTV blog reported today that out of the two major summer blockbusters, The Avengers, unsurprisingly made short work of it’s action movie rival, Battleship.

Here is an excerpt…

“Any world in which “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the third highest-grossing film of all time is a world I want to live in — it just might not be a world that diehard “Battleship” fans want to live in. › Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 News No Comments

Woah! Next Avengers Movie Guardians of the Galaxy?

What Culture is reporting that the sequel to the Avengers Assemble will be based around the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy; story-arc. Here is what they had to say.

“With a sequel to The Avengers officially confirmed by Marvel/Disney, comic book fans the world over will be contemplating which of the publisher’s other heroes could be added to the line-up, potentially getting their own solo movie as soon as 2014 – filling the popularly acknowledged gap in the schedule alongside Captain America 2 that summer. › Continue reading

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Monday, June 25th, 2012 The Avengers No Comments

Spider-Man to join The Avengers?

Thanks to Movie Hole for breaking this one, but here is some interesting news regarding a team up between Spidey and The Avengers. Read on for more… › Continue reading

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Monday, June 25th, 2012 News No Comments

Avengers Assemble 6 Film Blu-Ray To Be Released

When The Avengers, or Marvel Avengers Assemble, is released on DVD and Blu-ray in September, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The best of this will be this 6-film set of Blu-rays, running from Iron Man toThe Avengers! The current price for the UK box is £39.97, or just over £6.66 per film. › Continue reading

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Monday, June 25th, 2012 The Avengers No Comments

The Incredible Hulk

The Hulk is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). He is a gigantic, green, irradiated mutant humanoid monster with incredible strength and size who cannot control his rage - sometimes characterized as impulsive and brutal, other times as cunning, brilliant, and scheming – often written and drawn as an antihero. The Hulk is cast as the emotional and impulsive alter ego of the withdrawn and reserved physicist Dr. Bruce Banner; Banner first transforms into the Hulk shortly after he is accidentally exposed to the blast of a test detonation of a gamma bomb he invented. Subsequently, Banner will involuntarily transform into the Hulk whenever he gets too angry or if his life is in danger, leading to extreme complications in Banner’s life. Lee said the Hulk’s creation was inspired by a combination of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein. › Continue reading

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 Hulk, The Avengers No Comments

Nick Fury

Moviegoers who stayed through the credits of “Iron Man,” “Thor,” and other recent films based on characters from Marvel Comics saw teaser footage of Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) talking about the “Avengers Initiative.” Jackson’s interpretation of Nick Fury also is more aligned with the Ultimate universe, especially his portrayal as a shadowy mentor who helps bring together the heroes who will form the core of the Avengers team.

When he faces a cosmically-powered threat, Fury recruits Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man to lead the Avengers, a superhero team tasked with saving the world — if they can stop bickering long enough. › Continue reading

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 Nick Fury, The Avengers No Comments

Black Widow

Natalia “Natasha” Romanova was born in Stalingrad around 1928. As a teenager, Romanova was recruited by the Soviet government to become one of the sleeper agents in their Black Widow Program. After earning the mantle of the Black Widow, Romanova used her charms to seduce both Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) and Clint Barton (a.k.a. Hawkeye).

For a time, Natasha had convinced Barton to help her steal technologies and other secrets. Thanks in part to Hawkeye’s influence, though, the Black Widow later broke away from Russia and worked with Nick Fury’s S.H.I.E.L.D. organization and the Avengers. Romanova also has served as the leader of that superhero team. › Continue reading

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 Black Widow, The Avengers No Comments

Thor

Thor has super-strength, super-speed, invulnerability, the ability to fly and the ability to control lightning.

He is a member of the superhero group the Avengers.

Like all Asgardians, Thor is not truly immortal but relies upon periodic consumption of the Golden Apples of Idunn to sustain his lifespan, which to date has lasted many millennia. Being the son of Odin and the elder goddess Gaea, the character is physically the strongest of the Norse gods, and has performed such feats as almost lifting the entire World Serpent (stated to encircle the Earth), and hurling the Odinsword, an enormous mystical blade of incalculable weight, through a Celestial. If pressed in battle, Thor is also capable of entering into a state known as the “Warrior’s Madness” (“berserksgangr” in Norse), which will temporarily increase his strength tenfold. The character also possesses virtually inexhaustible godly stamina, high resistance to physical injury such as rocket fire and falls from orbital heights and superhuman speed, agility and reflexes. As the Norse god of Thunder, Thor can summon the elements of the storm (lightning; rain; wind; snow) and uses Mjolnir as a tool to focus this ability. As the son of the Earth goddess Gaea, Thor has some control over the Earth, allowing him to create country spanning chasms. › Continue reading

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 The Avengers, Thor No Comments

Iron Man

Anthony “Tony” Stark was born to Howard Anthony Stark and Maria Collins Carbonell Stark, owners of the prominent US firm, Stark Industries. As a boy, Tony was fascinated with building and controlling machines.

At the age of 15 Tony entered the undergraduate electrical engineering program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and graduated with two masters degrees by age 19. Tony went to work for Stark Industries, but showed more interest in living a reckless playboy lifestyle than using his engineering skills.

At the age of 21, Tony inherited Stark Enterprises when his parents were killed in a car accident secretly orchestrated by rival corporation Republic Oil (later ROXXON). Still lacking in business acumen, Tony promoted secretary Virginia “Pepper” Potts to be his executive assistant and left the majority of his workload on her so that he could avoid what he saw as a burden.

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Monday, June 18th, 2012 Iron Man, The Avengers No Comments