Katie here at D23,
If you missed my recap of “The Avengers” panel – in which some new footage from the 2012 blockbuster was shown – you can read about it here. But in short, Tom Hiddleston, Colbie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johannsson, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr came out, along with Marvel’s Kevin Feige, to sell the audience on Joss Whedon’s pricey superhero blockbuster.
Robert Downey, Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2″) returns as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) as Thor, Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Captain America, Jeremy Renner (“Thor,” “The Hurt Locker”) as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids Are Alright”) as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson (“Iron Man 2″) as Black Widow, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man,” “Thor”) as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2″) as Nick Fury.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. The star studded cast of super heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from “Thor.”
Here’s some video chats with the cast and crew (well, Kevin Feige counts as crew, right?)
Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth
Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson