Regular visitors to my blog will know I have been posting images of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow from the upcoming The Avengers movie. Today is no different, except that Scarlett looks particularly lovely in this newly released photo.
If you heard a noise just then it was the sound of my head hitting the table.
Six new character posters for The Avengers have appeared featuring an interesting design gimmick. Each poster focuses on one Avenger with a second team member appearing in the background. The result is that two of them are Scarlett Johansson flavoured.
And all of a sudden it’s just a couple of months until Marvel’s The Avengers hits the big screens.
Sorry, I should say Avengers Assemble, as apparently that’s what the movie poster will say in the UK. I assume this is to avoid confusion with TV shows that feature bowler-hatted gentlemen with umbrellas and cat-suited ladies fighting.
Actually this movie will have a cat-suited lady fighting so I guess they might be on to something there. In any case I think I like the title, although I’ll probably still refer to it as The Avengers.
On to the poster itself…
Honestly I’m left a little underwhelmed. It just feels like Michael Bay was the art director and left a memo on his desk saying ‘We need LOTS of STUFF BLOWING UP!! And make sure Robert Downey Jr is at least TWICE AS BIG as everyone else.’ I’m reminded of the story about James Cameron’s reaction to the Aliens poster. He apparently said he could do better and came up with a black poster with the word ALIENS on it. The thing is it worked! Brilliant.
At least Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is just about visible and is in a normal pose. There was some hilarity online last week when a poster appeared in which she managed to show off her button and top bits at the same time.
A press release has revealed that Marvel Comics are releaseing a three-part miniseries based on the movie version of the Black Widow character from The Avengers movie. A look at the promotional art confirms that they certainly are going for Scarlett Johansson’s likeness.
The comic will be set between the events of Iron Man 2 where she made her first appearance and The Avengers, with the Black Widow “running down some loose ends … namely some bootleg Stark technology that Justin Hammer made. It’s her and Agent Coulson going into Russia, but you’ll also probably see Nick Fury and the other heroes as necessary.”
Just spotted this news over on marvelousnews.com. Empire magazine is doing four different character covers for the new Avengers movie, namely Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Black Widow. Oddly enough the Black Widow cover featuring Scarlett Johansson is the one that got my attention.
You can see the other covers by following that link above or go to the horse’s mouth at www.empireonline.com.
Now, I used to be regular reader of Empire and bought it just about every month since around 1990(!) however in the last year or so I pretty much stopped buying it regularly, although I would pick it up on special occasions.
Yes, I think this counts as a special occasion.
The new issue is out this week. Note the March cover date. That sounds about right as it’s still January.
A friend just emailed to say they saw a bunch of Avengers movie posters featuring the individual character displayed in the cinema. So my first thought naturally is something along the lines of “is there a poster of Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow?”
After a quick bit of online research I have confirmed that such a poster does exist. And I like it.
The Black Widow has long been one of my favourite Marvel characters so I was pleased when she appeared in Iron Man 2. To be honest I wasn’t quite sure about the casting of Scarlett or the look of the character in that movie. As it turned out I think Scarlett did a good job with what she was given to do. Also I think she looks more like the comic character in The Avengers.
Anyway, here is the poster. It’s why we’re all here.
Yes, I could have mentioned the other posters and included them here, but I’m only interested in Scarlett. And who can blame me.