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Is It Real? The Avengers Concept Art

At the Licensing International Expo, the first promotional teaser for the Marvel  superhero crossover The Avengers has been found.  At least that’s what various news sources have been reporting.  However, after getting burned on that The Amazing Spider-Man poster I am still a little skeptical.  I’ll let you take a look, then explain why.

Firstly, if this is a legit poster I have to say I like the look of Hawkeye. It’s definitely inspired by the Ultimates books but its much more realistic than the traditional ‘616-verse’ costume.  Also, the modernized Cap costume is pretty cool looking too.  They gave him the wings on the side of the helmet and red gloves that are faithful to the traditional costume.  It’s a good look similar to the comics, and it still looks fairly realistic.  It’s a win for the new Cap costume.

Now, here’s why I think this might be a fake.  Take a look at the chest piece on the Iron Man armor.  Iron Man has a round shaped arc reactor in this concept art.  One of the big plot points from Iron Man 2 was that the old arc reactor, which happened to be round in shape, was slowly killing Tony Stark.  In order to survive Tony had to fashion his own element and use it to fashion a new arc reactor.  That arc reactor was triangular in shape and that was reflected in the Mark VI armor.  I’m not sure why they would take a step back to the older arc reactor design and that is my main reason for skepticism.

This is concept art if its legit, perhaps someone just didn’t use the most recent Iron Man armor in the picture.  However, Marvel has been pretty on top of protecting their movie properties and I don’t think they would mess up the cash cow that has been Iron Man.  I’m leaning towards this being a fake, albeit a pretty cool looking fake.  Thanks to MrTommyAwesome for cluing me in on this concept art.

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17 responses to “Is It Real? The Avengers Concept Art

  1. elizer July 23, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    i think it is… i saw that cap costume on the avengers trailer in the after credit of captain america the first avenger… Thor’s costume might be like that in the beginning but what i saw on the trailer was the sleeveless and without the cape one…. but yeah it’s definitely legit…

  2. elizer July 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    no… Tony has his mark 5 suit in the trailer which is the one with the triangle arcreactor…

  3. elizer July 25, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    i think the avengers is ganna be about loki.. and the stopping the hulk rampage cause bruce banner looses control of the hulk’s rage…. i think those where all the flipping cars are about…

  4. elizer July 27, 2011 at 12:31 am

    yeah…might be… or could be a potential sequel for captain america as the red skull got dropped from Asgard with stolen enchanted items from Odin’s vault… (might be on the avengers as well)
    and yeah, its confusing to see the round arc but that is just an art concept… and i kinda liked the USO captain america costume looks good on him too…

    • Chris July 27, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      Hugo Weaving was just too good as Red Skull to not bring him back.

      As for the USO costume, I thought it was fun just to do something accurate to the comics. It looked exactly like the comics with the exception of there being no chainmail.

      • Chris July 27, 2011 at 1:55 pm

        On a side note I do think this artwork is promo work. After seeing the trailer at the end of Cap, Black Widow’s costume and hair are different.

  5. elizer July 30, 2011 at 9:39 am

    maria hill is ganna b in the movie too… and oh i got the trailer photo but i dont know how to post it here…

  6. Elizer July 30, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Another thing that bugs me is… If they are keeping the wasp ang antman/giantman away from us… Maybe as a surprise or for the sequel..

    • Chris July 31, 2011 at 12:02 am

      I think they kind of have to keep them away for now. Adding a couple new superheroes that aren’t established in the movie to the roster would be rough. to do and get audience buy-in. After they make the Ant Man movie I wouldn’t be shocked to see him in The Avengers 2.

  7. Elizer August 1, 2011 at 12:18 am

    True enoughf… Unless they are making “kang” or “kree” invasion then they can put them on… But i’ll net thei’re ganna be some scientist in this movie… Either working for SHIELD or bruve banners consultant/aquintance/co-worker….

    • Chris August 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      Rumor has it there is going to be something about the Kree and Skrulls in the movie. Nothing confirmed of course. But there’s no reason they can’t include the characters in their pre-superhero state.

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