Promo Poster: The Avengers

Published on June 15th, 2011

Summer, 2012 marks the culmination of years of successful comic book movies with the release of The Avengers. This film will unite characters from multiple successful movie franchises such as Iron Man, Thor and Hulk into one all-star, super team.

Thanks to TheOnlyESQ, we got a look at the first promotional poster for The Avengers from the Licensing International Expo.  All of the characters in the poster (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye) are conceptual designs as opposed to actual photos of the actors, but the illustrations are based on the likenesses of the respective actors.

UPDATE: Here’s a clearer image.

This poster gives us a couple of interesting first looks. First off, we get our first glimpse at what Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner) will be looking like. He looks highly reminiscent of the Hawkeye from Marvel’s Ultimates. Also, rumor has it that Captain America (Chris Evans) will be getting a redesigned costume for The Avengers and this poster shows us what he might be wearing next summer.

The Avengers is directed by Joss Whedon and will be in theaters on May 4, 2012. It stars Evans and Renner as well as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Samuel L. Jackson.

Ian Candish