Comic Riffs: The Avengers

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013

2013 ACADEMY AWARDS: With lone nom, biggest film of the year flies flag for all superheroes

‘The Avengers’: What the lone Oscars nod for superheroes means.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  academy awards, the avengers, jeff white, industrial light and magic

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 06/03/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’ becomes the biggest superhero film of all time

‘THE AVENGERS’ becomes the biggest superhero film of all time

By Michael Cavna  |  07:03 PM ET, 06/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel, the dark knight, the dark knight rises, dc entertainment

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 05/21/2012

AN IMMODEST PROPOSAL: From ‘Avengers’ riches, Disney should smartly gift Kirby heirs with a cool million

Disney could show grand goodwill by giving an “Avengers”-windfall gift of $1-million to the heirs of co-creator Jack Kirby.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:49 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack kirby, the avengers, disney/marvel

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 05/20/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’ WINS 3rd WEEKEND: Highest-grossing Disney film ever sinks ‘Battleship,’ chases history

Marvel’s “The Avengers” wins 3rd straight weekend; becomes Disney's biggest film ever.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:25 PM ET, 05/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel's the avengers, the dark knight

Posted at 11:22 PM ET, 05/17/2012

ASSEMBLING A SUPREME HULK: ‘Avengers’ artists reveal how they fleshed out Ruffalo’s character

ILM artists reveal secrets behind building the “Avengers’ “ Hulk — and how they literally used Mark Ruffalo’s body to help flesh out the character.

By Winyan Soo Hoo  |  11:22 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hulk, john doublestein, jeff white, marvel's the avengers, mark ruffalo, joss whedon

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/13/2012

‘AVENGERS’ WINS 2nd RECORD WEEKEND: Marvel film tops $1B globally

The Disney/Marvel blockbuster sets record by grossing $103.2-million domestically in second weekend, breaking “Avatar’s mark. The superhero film also tops $1-billion globally Sunday.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:14 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marvel's the avengers, avatar, dark shadows

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 05/09/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’ SEQUEL IS OFFICIAL: Disney’s Iger boasts 207-million reasons for the follow-up

By Michael Cavna  |  06:05 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, avengers sequel, marvel studios, avengers iger

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 05/06/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’ SMASH RECORD: Marvel reports staggering $207M opening weekend to top ‘Potter’

Marvel film “The Avengers” grossed $200.3-million in domestic debut, according to studio estimates, smashing the record of $169-million by last year’s “Harry Potter” finale.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:06 PM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel studios, box office records

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2012

‘AVENGERS’ chat: Q&A with Marvel editors Axel Alonso & Tom Brevoort

Readers, assemble: Top Marvel Entertainment editors take ‘Avengers’ take questions n a live discussion with viewers.

By Jon DeNunzio  |  10:32 AM ET, 05/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel entertainment, axel alonso, tom brevoort, joss whedon

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’: 5 Predictions About the Film (*From Record Box Office to Star Twitter Wars)

By Michael Cavna  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel studios

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2012

‘The Avengers’ to ‘Spider-Man’: Nearing 90, Marvel mastermind STAN LEE shoots from the still-hip (about Whedon, Kirby and RDJ)

As he nears 90, STAN LEE isn’t slowing down: He revels in “Avengers” film, Spider-Man’s 50th birthday and new documentary and feature-film projects. A Q&A with the Marvel mastermind.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:51 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stan lee, marvel comics, jack kirby, joss whedon, morgan spurlock, the avengers, spider man, epix, with great power, san diego comic-con

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/02/2012

‘THE AVENGERS’: Assembling 7 Reasons why it’s the Best Marvel Movie Yet

Comic Riffs declares “Avengers” the best Marvel movie yet. Why? We assemble our top reasons why Joss Whedon’s film reigns — and rocks.

By David Betancourt and Michael Cavna  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, joss whedon, iron man, robert downey jr., thor, chris hemsworth, incredible hulk, mark ruffalo, scarlett johansson, black widow, jeremy renner, hawkeye, chris evans, captain america

Posted at 01:09 AM ET, 03/03/2012

TRAILERS OF THE WEEK: Who wins when we assemble ‘Avengers,’ ”Despicable Me 2’ and ‘Frankenweenie’?

By Michael Cavna  |  01:09 AM ET, 03/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, despicable me 2, frankenweenie

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/12/2011

‘THE AVENGERS’ TRAILER: 5 Things you may have missed...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel disney

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Dazzling new ‘AVENGERS’ trailer hits the Web

By Michael Cavna  |  11:17 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the avengers, marvel entertainment

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 08/14/2010

TOP VIDEOS OF THE WEEK: 'Scott Pilgrim,' 'Avengers' & Neil Gaiman

The "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" onslaught continues, even if the film is thus far faring poorly at the box office. Even Stan Lee tells Comic Riffs that he personally approves this would-be vintage "Avengers" premake, by self-admitted geek...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:15 PM ET, 08/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Video Shelf, The Video Shelf, The Video Shelf, The Video Shelf, The Video Shelf | Tags:  Ivan Guerrero, Neil Gaiman, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Avengers

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 08/10/2010

People of Earth, Attention!: This 'Avengers' is the Fan Video of the Day

"People of Earth, attention! People of Earth, attention!... ...This is the voice from clearly the best video of the day. Last week brought the public unveiling of the "Avengers" teaser trailer that was straight outta Comic-Con. If anything, though,...

By Michael Cavna  |  10:30 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Geek Buzz | Tags:  Ivan Guerrero's Premakes, Marvel Entertainment, Stan Lee, The Avengers, Timely Comics

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010

COMIC-CON 2010 POSTSCRIPT: Is this the new 'Avengers' team -- or the ol' E Street Band? [PHOTOS]

We thought that Marvel lineup with the rock-star charisma and camaraderie looked familar. Perhaps it's just us -- entirely possible -- but when the "Avengers" roster united for the first time for public consumption, stepping to the skirt of...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Captain America, Iron Man, Joss Whedon, San Diego Comic-Con 2010, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, Thor

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2010

Geek Central sizes up the full 'Avengers' cast

(Getty Images) As earlier rumored, Mark Ruffalo indeed took the Hall H stage as your new Hulk. And with that, Marvel Studios completed its A-list "Avengers" casting just in time for an astride-the-stage group pic that looks vaguely like...

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Marvel Studios, The Avengers

Posted at 12:27 AM ET, 07/24/2010

COMIC-CON 2010: Will Mark Ruffalo make Hulking news Saturday?

Let the paparazzi and pap media fret over Brad Pitt's Comic-Con no-show. The actor -- make that Actor -- we most hope makes an appearance this weekend is: Mark Ruffalo. Because if Ruffalo shows, that all but guarantees that...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:27 AM ET, 07/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Comic-Con | Tags:  Ed Norton, Joss Whedon, Mark Ruffalo, Marvel Entertainment, The Avengers, The Hulk