DC Exec Talks 'The Avengers' During New York Comic Conby: Posted:
Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige stopped by the New York Comic-Con Saturday with "The Avengers" castmates Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Clark Gregg (S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson) and Cobie Smulders (S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill) and an exclusive preview of the 2012 blockbuster-to-be.
According to IGN, the footage Feige showed off had Banner remaining incognito in India and two years without “the other guy” showing his face, reported IGN’s Jim Veyjoda.
A local child helps set up Banner for an encounter with S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel with a story about her sick sister needing help, but Banner ends up face-to-face with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and in negotiations for Banner to help her organization track a recently discovered gamma radiation signature.
She then shows him a picture of the Cosmic Cube from her phone.
"The footage then cut to a truncated version of the sizzle reel shown at D23, but this one ended with a funny interaction between Banner, Stark and Cap," Veyjoda described. "Stark zaps Banner while he works, trying to prompt a Hulk out but to no avail. Stark is impressed and asks Banner how he's managed to keep his beast in check all this time. Jazz? Yoga? Cap snaps at Tony, 'Is everything a joke to you?' To which Stark replies, 'When things are funny.'"
Bravo to writer-director Joss Whedon for being thorough. True, "The Incredible Hulk" came out after the first "Iron Man" but "Iron Man 2" has since been seen. If you subscribe to the concepts of primacy and recency in memory - simply put, the concepts that people remember the first and last things in a sequence most - then you understand why Hulk is arguably the most screwed character of "The Avengers." The poor green guy has had exactly one movie (that anyone wants to remember) by which audiences are to remember him.
Again, true, it came out after “Iron Man” but there hasn’t been a sequel that’s further developed the character, it’s the second-oldest movie in the build to “The Avengers” and Banner/Hulk is being played by the third actor in three tries after Eric Bana and Edward Norton. Something in this movie has to keep Banner/Hulk relevant.
Check out Veyjoda’s first-hand rundown below. Also, the article summarizing the appearance by Team “Avengers” suggests the website has more exclusive video coming soon.
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