Archive for the 'The Avengers' Category thought all of the Avengers represented in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers got their fair share of screen time. But lets face it, some got more screen time than others. Vulture went ahead and clocked the screen time of each character in the film just so we could know this useless bit of geek trivia. They also give a fun little breakdown of some other time stats of each character. Enjoy!

Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Clock time: 28:03
If you’re combining the double-duty Mark Ruffalo pulls as both Banner and the Hulk (and you really ought to, since the actor donned a motion-capture suit to play the latter). Still, Ruffalo’s unchanged mug gets 20:29 minutes of screen time, which is more than is afforded Renner.

Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye 12:44
Chris Hemsworth as Thor: 25:52
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk: 28:03
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow: 33:35
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man: 37:01
Chris Evans as Captain America: 37:42

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Marvel’s The Avengers opened as the top film in U.S. and Canadian theaters, kicking off the summer movie season with a record $200.3 million in sales this weekend for Walt Disney Co. (DIS) Revenue topped the previous best of $169.2 million set by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 last year, researcher Box-Office said today in an e-mailed statement. Analysts had forecast sales of $150 million to $170 million for “The Avengers.”

Summer ticket sales are expected to surpass the record of $4.4 billion set last year, according to Jeff Bock, box-office analyst at Exhibitor Relations Co. Other films scheduled in the coming weeks include Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan, and Sony Corp. (6758)’s Men in Black 3, a sequel that reunites Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as government agents managing Earth’s secret alien population.

The Avengers is the first Marvel movie Disney is distributing since buying the comic-book company for $4.2 billion in 2009. The movie provides Burbank, California-based Disney with a hit after the box-office failure of “John Carter,” the science-fiction film released in March that resulted in a $200 million loss for the company. (Source)

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I’ve added scans from the May 2012 issue of Total Film Magazine. A fantastic muli-page article about The Avengers was featured in the May issue. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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Mark Ruffalo has got to be the most inspired casting in the superhero movie genre. Hollywood’s most underrated actor thinks his turn as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in The Avengers will finally give him some much-needed visibility – to do more of the quirky, indie films he loves

Mark Ruffalo has flown under the radar for most of his career. Appearing in indie films and playing character roles for most of his working life, Ruffalo appeared in box-office duds like In the Cut and a bunch of rom-coms before underlining his potential as an actor in films like Zodiac and Reservation Road.

In 2011, he received a much-deserved Oscar nomination for his role in The Kids are Alright. And now at 44, he’s got a starring role in the biggest superhero ensemble ever, The Avengers. Ruffalo plays Bruce Banner/The Hulk in a movie that also stars Robert Downey Jr, Samuel L Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson. Here are some insights from an exclusive interview.

The Hulk captures a part of us

I don’t know what it is about The Hulk. He captures that part of us that wants to jump and scream. We are all so well behaved and we finally get to see the explosion of all of our feelings in all of their green glory.

My son relates to the character

My ten-year-old son has all of this power and force of nature rolling through his body, but at the same time, he’s expected to not let it get the best of him. He is at the cutting edge of the most horrible part of a young person’s life, when they have all of that going on but they are expected to have some control over it. I think that’s why young people love this character so much, that’s why they relate to it. I bought the box set of The Incredible Hulk TV show, to watch it again, because we talked a lot about it. After the third episode, my son turned to me and was like, ‘Papa. He’s so misunderstood!’. And I’m like, ‘That’s it buddy, that’s it.’ Continue Reading

Ruffalo said his mother told him “The Avengers” is the best movie he’s ever been in.

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Ruffalo does a great job as both the long-suffering Banner and his mayhem-happy alter-ego, so it should come as no surprise to learn that Marvel has tied him down to appear in a few more of their movies. Six to be precise!

We’re presuming that The Avengers was the first of those six, which would suggest that Ruffalo will be appearing in five more of the studio’s forthcoming outings. We’d guess that at least two of those movies are potential Avengers sequels, perhaps with a couple of cameos in one or more of Thor 2, Iron Man 3 and Captain America 2. Plus, also, a solo The Hulk movie, maybe?

Source: Total Film

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While promoting The Avengers, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth played a game of charades. Can you figure out which movie Mark was acting out? Take a look below:

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Mark Ruffalo will “never forget” the first day he walked onto the set of Avengers Assemble in his “little leotard”.

Mark admits the biggest challenge of the movie was wearing the unforgiving motion-capture costume that technicians used to transform him into the massive green monster.

“I’ll never forget the first day I walked on set in my little leotard,” Ruffalo told The Hollywood Reporter. “Immediately I saw half of the crew and cast start to giggle. But when I freaked out I was actually pretty scary.”

The 44-year-old has made no secret of his distaste for the outfit in the past, claiming he felt like an “a**hole” in the leotard. Mark had to slim down to play the green superhero and fit into the costume.

“I did a cleanse that was like hell. I lost 21 pounds and I’ve kept about 15 off. I quite like it – it’s good to be a little trimmer,” he previously revealed.

“I felt like such an a**hole wearing The Hulk’s little leotard, though. When they were designing it, I was like, ‘How about adding a codpiece? How about a** pads?’ It’s not very flattering.”

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