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Ever wondered what kid versions of the Avengers might look like? In Ben Oliver’s mind, they’re precious but also disturbing. The artist created this montage of the superheroes plus Nick Fury in caricature style, and it the art really captures their personalities. But, the grown up faces on toddler bodies really weirds me out. I can’t unsee this.

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(via Geek Tyrant)

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This isn’t a re-creation, but one of the actual 2011 Acura MDXs used in The Avengers. It’s one of only ten made for the film and it’s being auctioned off on eBay to the highest bidder. The car is just like any other Acura MDX on the inside, complete with tech package and leather seats, but the outside is another story.

Cinema Vehicle Services gave it a new matte black paint job, bigger tires, a light bar on the roof and a push bar up front with LED headlights. Later, the studio added a few finishing touches like S.H.I.E.L.D logos and a serial number to make it screen ready. It has a Buy It Now price of $42,900, but you’ve got six days to put in a bid so you’ll be ready when Agent Coulson shows up in need of a little help managing the latest threat to planetary security.

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These Avengers assemble with The Force thanks to redditor OdoWanKenobi. He took his Hot Toys The Avengers collection and put them in the clothes of Star Wars characters. It all works pretty well, even the freakishly huge Yoda-Hulk.

(via /Film)

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If you heard a really loud, high pitched squee from the West Coast direction of the planet, that was me finding out that James Spader had been cast as the Big Bad in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.

Per the Marvel press release:

James Spader will face off against Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the villain in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the sequel to 2012’s record-breaking “Marvel’s The Avengers.” The Emmy Award-winning actor will play Ultron in the Avengers’ much anticipated return to the big screen from writer/director Joss Whedon. The film comes to theaters on May 1, 2015.

Some part of me always knew that Steff from Pretty In Pink was going to survive whatever “lesson” he got thanks to John Hughes and grow up to be an evil SOB. This just seems like the natural conclusion to his need for power.

Plus, the header pic tells you what I already knew. RDJ and Spader just…work. (yes, I’ve loved them both for that long)

Definitely planning to keep an eye out for more news on this one. Thanks Marvel, you made my year ;-)

(via Marvel.com)

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The Wasp made it to the animatics for The Avengers but not the final film. Damn. It was so close. Federic D’Alessandro (who recently shared the Iron Man 3 animatics) was the animatics supervisor for The Avengers, and he just uploaded a few videos of storyboards that didn’t make it into the film. They’re quite the chunk of eye candy. Janet van Dyne only appears as The Wasp for a moment in just one of the videos, but it’s enough to make me smile.

The three other scenes reveal an Iron Man introduction that didn’t happen, a different take on Loki’s escape from S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters in the beginning of the film, and more of that wonderful Loki and Tony Stark exchange in Stark Tower. They all bring something new to the table and would have definitely fit right into the existing film.

Check them all out after the break.

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Riley is angry. She’s six-years-old, and she’s noted the lack of Black Widow merchandise on the toy shelves. You can get Hulk, you can get Cap – but no Black Widow action figure. She thinks that’s bull, and I agree. It’s just ridiculous.

Keep in mind, this same girl has spoken about toy marketing and how dumb it is that all the aisles with toys for girls are pink. She’s already wise beyond her years – Joss Whedon himself has made a similar argument, commenting on lack of female superheroes in movies. I understand her outrage, and I think more us need to speak up just like she’s doing. Yep, I’ve been inspired by a six-year-old.

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Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark and Iron Man in such a way that most people can’t imagine anyone else taking on the role. I am one of those people. His multi-movie deal ended with Iron Man 3, and there was some doubt about him portraying the superhero again. Luckily, he’ll be putting on the armor at least a couple more times. Marvel announced that Downey signed a two picture deal to appear as Iron Man in The Avengers 2 and The Avengers 3.

Note that there is no mention Iron Man 4. Maybe it’s a sign that all the heroes will max out at three films. I’d be okay with the decision; it seems smart to put a cap on them instead of just dragging them out only because they’re making money. We’ll see.

(Marvel via /Film)

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Artist Zach T. Jordan puts a superheroic spin on the classic “Back Catalogue” Pink Floyd poster. Click on the image to enlarge.

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The latest trailer for the upcoming Joss Whedon series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” gives us an even better look at what we can expect when the series debuts this Fall. We’ve got Agent Coulson back from the dead, witty agents, explosions, gadgetry, superheroes, and a sexy, red car named Lola. It’s as good as any movie trailer and sets the bar darn high. We’ve also got official cast shots from the series to give you a good look at the people you’ll be getting to know on Tuesdays this Fall.

See cast pictures and the full trailer after the break…

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