Avengers Promotion Season continues with The Original Six on EW covers

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Yes, I’m really trying to make Avengers Promotion Season a thing. It’s the end of an era! (And because I desperately need the distraction of Avengers promotion right now.) Entertainment Weekly is rolling out their Avengers issue with six individual covers, one for each original Avenger. (Also appearing on each cover, the newest Avenger: Photoshop.) The first up is, no surprise, Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man. He certainly looks… well-rested. It seems the time in space has done wonders for his laugh lines. I’ll bet Pepper has already found a way to market this for her lifestyle website she started to distract her from Tony being abandoned at the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

Next is Captain America, or, as we like to say on CB – the beardless Chris Evans:

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I assume this is a return to Cap. He’s seen some things, done some things, found his potty-mouth but inside, he’s still Cap. I’m not feeling this cover. He looks more bored than tough or hardened. You know what it needs? Some teal velvet. Oh! That should be Cap’s new suit – head-to-toe teal velvet, with matching beard. (Did anyone catch this, where the other Avengers weigh in on Cap’s beard?)

Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow seems to go through a hair evolution in the film. We know she briefly has a blonde bob but at some point, ends up with this ginger ombre look:

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I’m assuming the refreshed faces, the missing beard, the return to red has seeming to do with the time-travel theories? I do appreciate that the expressions on each suggests fatigue, frustration and possibly even defeat. Sure, they look fabulous, but half the world dying has taken an emotional toll. (Try P. Potts new Space Stone therapy to ease tension and cleanse your soul!)

Of the six covers, I like Thor’s the best and no, it’s not just because it’s Chris Hemsworth on the cover, it’s what his expression conveys:

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Thor’s pissed. We know he’s rash and still succumbs to his emotions. We also know he’s a whole heap more powerful than anyone suspects. Yea, Thor wants to make it rain with Thanos parts. Plus, his artificial heterochromia makes him look both badass and slightly unhinged. Like, “I popped someone else’s eye in and went on with my day – don’t mess with me!”

Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner is over it:

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One of the thoughts I had about the latest clip is the clash of the survivor’s powers. Bruce was arguing science, Rhodey was coming from his military background, reminding Carol there was an established hierarchy, Thor was displaying brute force and Steve and Widow were acting from emotion. Unless Banner can re-find his Hulk, no one will listen to him (until Tony gets back).

And then there’s Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye/Ronin:

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I know nothing of the Ronin storyline but have read that people are very excited about it. Clint has the most story for us to catch up on. Even considering the bloat of too many characters, I believe the lack of information about what’s been going on with him is deliberate. I know Thor and Captain Marvel are going to mess Thanos up, but I really think Clint plays a vital role in this coming together and that’s why we aren’t getting any information on him.

So, which is your favorite and why?

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  1. Darla says:

    Chris Evans; Cheekbones is why.

    But on a serious note, Cap is my fav avenger, and he did not used to be. I mean, really, in the beginning, not at all. I think a combination of two things; Evans’ portrayal giving him depth and really getting across that Cap is the true north. And the rise of trump and fascism making me need, so need, to get lost in a world where there exists a true north, if even for a short time. 3 hours this time. Okay, I’ll take it thank you.

    • moco says:

      Me, too. In my Marvel preparation rewatch, I watched Winter Soldier like 3 times. Cap’s story is by far the most interesting across the movies. And Chris Evans really just plays him perfectly.

    • Prairiegirl says:

      The only correct take.

    • Alyse says:

      Agreed, Winter Soldier was what made him my fave male Avenger (I like Black Widow the most)

      CEvans is great with beard and without. Just not with that creepy moustache he had for that play lol

  2. Melly says:

    I am SO excited to see this movie! I got awesome seats in my theatre and a game plan to sneak in wine and snacks. I rarely go to the movies, I always just wait for it to come out on Google Play, but Marvel is so good at making their movies a must see. Marvel has created a real cultural phenomena and I wish they would win more awards for it. I’m going to cry like a baby is Ironman is killed.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT!

  4. LadyMTL says:

    Thor / Hemsworth, because he’s actually turned out to be one of my favorite characters. I did not like the first 2 Thor films very much, but I loved Thor 3 and dang does he look good with short hair. Add in the visual interest of the scar and the mismatched eyes, and it’s great.

    Runner up goes to Cap – he might have won if he had kept the beard.

    • Darla says:

      Love Evans with the beard, but I love even more that the character shaves it off for Endgame. To me it is symbolic, OG, let’s kick that ass one last time, old school style. Like when James Gunn shaved his head for the final battle in Angel Season 5

  5. Char says:

    I’ve read this theory that Captain Marvel dies and I’m thorn.

    • Melly says:

      Highly doubt that. Ironman and Captain America are more likely to die to complete their story arc.

  6. Miss M says:

    My fave used to be Cap because, to me, Winter soldier was the game-changer for the Marvel Universe. But the recent character arc growth Thor has gone through makes him my fave now.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Winter Soldier was a really good movie. Redford played it like he was in a classic 70s spy flick, and Jackson went along with him. The rest of them all went along for the really fun ride.

  7. Catherine says:

    I so can’t wait for this movie, managed to get tickets for the Thursday April 25 a day before opening. Thank God for instagram because I saw the tickets had gone on sale before it went crazy & grabbed mine for the family early. My daughter is counting down the hours. Captain America has always been my favourite because of what he stands for all all that he is willing to do for others & make things right even if he has to do it on his own. I respect his character the most. Also, I LOVED how this post was written by Hecate.

  8. Case says:

    Thor isn’t my favorite (or second favorite, or third favorite — he’s definitely in my Top 5 though!) character in the MCU, but he’s definitely my favorite Avenger. They’ve all shown a lot of growth, but Thor has matured from an arrogant young man who wanted to be king pretty much because it sounded cool to a man who has experienced so much loss and learned the value of being a true leader who is easygoing, sensitive, and kind.

    I find myself increasing emotional that all this is coming to an end. Some eleven years of storytelling is being wrapped up, and it has been a much better and more powerful journey than I expected. These movies went from something I was casually interested in to seriously invested in. It has been a great ride. I’m sure what comes next will be great too, but this era will hold a special place in my heart.

  9. Nanea says:

    “So, which is your favorite and why?”

    Loki, always and forever – because… why not!?

  10. Chef Grace says:

    Going with Hawkeye/Ronin.
    A Samurai. Leaderless. Found and brought back to his beginning. I think he will be the real badass. Him and Thor.

  11. Snazzy says:

    Beardy Cap is the best Cap

    Also, I honestly don’t care about Hawkeye’s storyline. Is that bad?

  12. smcollins says:

    I want them all! I have a subscription to EW so I’m super excited to see which one turns up in my mailbox!

  13. Lightpurple says:

    Hawkeye is getting his own series on Disney’s streaming series. The rumored storyline is that he trains his replacement who is a teenage girl

  14. Lyla says:

    Oh Captain, my Captain

  15. jjjj says:

    I love that you’re doing all these avengers post!!

  16. locheed04 says:

    Hawkeye, all the way and twice on Sunday. Not so much because of the MCU but because of Matt Fraction. Now he is getting his own TV show? I would definitely pay money to see that–and not the Whedonesque hidden-family silliness. More of the, “You’re late for the meeting because you don’t know what dumpster you woke up in?” Pizza Dog version of Hawkeye.