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The Avengers: Whedon Talks; Marval Marathon, Posters & SPOILERS

March 13, 2012

Some cool bits on The Avengers movie as we inch closer to that May 4th release date.

Director  Joss Whedon has been out doing press ahead of the release of “The Cabin in the Woods” in theaters on April 13th and of course the subject of the superhero team up was raised.

He tells Collider that his earliest rough cut of the film was three hours long but he’s trimmed that down to a 2hr 15min run time that he’s happy with.

In a TV show, you can bring your baggage and sort of lay it out because you have a season to do it, but in a movie you actually have to remove yourself from the equation a bit and when I was finally able to do that, I saw a much clearer road to how to get the best experience for the audience” he says.

Don’t expect a Director’s Cut with any of those scenes from that 3 hour cut, though we should see some of them on the disc release:

I believe very strongly in putting the director’s cut into the theaters. I believe that the director’s cut is the best movie for the studio and the best version of the movie for the audience… I think people get to see a lot of extraordinary extras because I did shoot a bunch of stuff that I love, but the movie is the movie I want it to be.”

As for Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) alien army in the film, Whedon denies again they are the Kree or the Skrulls:

It is not the Kree or the Skrulls… Those two aliens are Marvel mainstays and have enormous backstories. They have a big life of their own that just could not be contained in a film where I already had seven movie stars.”

Next up, AMC Theatres is holding a movie marathon event on May 3rd in select cinemas in North America.

Starting from 11:30am, ‘The Ultimate Marvel Marathon’ will consist of back-to-back screenings of  Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, which will  of course lead up to the midnight  screening of “The Avengers”. Deets of theater participation will be released on Friday.

New character posters for the film have just been released:

And Finally…

Latino Review has landed a scoop from a source claiming to have found a link as to how events in “The Avengers” will impact the events of Iron Man 3

**BEWARE POSSIBLE SPOILERS * *

According to the source, Captain America is responsible for placing an idea in the head of Tony Stark – nanobots. The third ‘Iron’ would therefore adapt elements from Warren Ellis‘ excellent “Extremis” mini-series in which the title refers to a programmable military nanotechnology serum, an attempt to recreate the Super-Soldier Serum, and one which grants Stark extraordinary powers.

The comic storyline essentially is of a reboot of the title, introducing a new origin story for the character which also heavily influenced the one seen in the first “Iron Man” flick.

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth Scarlett Johansson Samuel L. Jackson Jeremy Renner Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Amanda Righetti and Paul Bettany star in the film

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