The Establishing Shot: Avengers Assemble Tops Survey of Most Anticipated Summer Movies & lots of Avengers Assemble updates including clips

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

avengers assembleInconceivable! This is certainly a surprise - to me anyway. Avengers Assemble is now officially the most anticipated film of summer ahead of Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises and Prometheus!

Video: The Establishing Shot: Avengers Assemble - Assemble Featurette UK

Well maybe not such a big surprise after having seen it and whilst I can’t say too much about it till 2pm on Friday 20 April - these were my immediate Tweets after viewing it:

@TheEstShot: Avengers Assemble straight into my Top 10 of 2012 and one if my favourite Super Hero films of all time

@TheEstShot: I would thank Joss Whedon for making a film as great as the comics of my childhood but he didn't - Avengers Assemble is way better!

But a couple of weeks ago a colleague predicted that The Hunger Games was going to be the runaway smash hit of the year. As much as I enjoyed the Hunger Games it is by no means the last word on brilliant cinema but it is fairly solid with a great performance from Jennifer Lawrence, but more than that it has a legion of teen fans that will support it. My knee jerk, very off the cuff reaction was to tweet my predictions for the top money spinners for summer and it went a little something like this:

The Establishing Shot's Expected Top 10 most successful Box office films for 2012
1. The Dark Knight Rises *
2. Titanic 3D 
3. Skyfall 
4. Sleeper hit/ Kids film (there is always a surprise late entry)
5. John Carter * ***
6. Prometheus 
7. The Amazing Spider-Man *
8. Avengers Assemble 
9. Men in Black III *
10. Hunger Games *

* Strong teen fan bases will skew results
 ** Just because it on my list doesn't mean its good or I’ll enjoy it.
*** Boy didn't I get that wrong & doesn’t mean that wasn’t an enjoyable film

If I actually applied some thought to it my most anticipated films of summer list might look a lot like this.

 The Establishing Shot’s most anticipated summer films of 2012 
1. Skyfall 
2. The Dark Knight Rises 
 3. Prometheus 
4. Dredd 
5. Rust and Bone 
6. How I Spent My Summer Vacation / Get The Gringo
7. Metro Manila 
8. House at the End of the Street 
9. Killer Joe 
10. The Amazing Spider-Man

 In my expected 2012 box office hits I placed Avengers Assemble fairly low on the ladder, which seems ridiculous now but I had concerns but as Tony Starke says:

Video: The Establishing Shot: Avengers Assemble - Headcount Clip UK

Fandango the US based movie ticketing site, ran a survey for their large customer base about films being released summer 2012 and the results are in revealing some interesting insight into what Americans are looking forward to.

Surprisingly - despite the series’ very strong box office success The Amazing Spider-Man doesn't seem to feature at all but Avengers Assemble features more than one in the results of the Fandango survey results.

 Men’s Picks for Most Anticipated Summer Movie:
1. Avengers Assemble or The Avengers 31%
2. The Dark Knight Rises 23%
3. The Bourne Legacy 14%
4. Men in Black 3 8%
5. Prometheus 7%

Women’s Picks for Most Anticipated Summer Movie: 
1. Snow White and the Huntsman 22%
2.  Avengers Assemble or The Avengers 16%
3. Men in Black 3 13%
4. The Dark Knight Rises 10%
5. Dark Shadows 8%

 Most Anticipated 3D Movie
Avengers Assemble or The Avengers
Men in Black 3

Most Anticipated Ensemble Cast 
Avengers Assemble or The Avengers 39%
The Dark Knight Rises
The Expendables 2

Video: The Establishing Shot: Avengers Assemble Captain America & Thor Battle Clip

Who Would Win a Catfight
Black Widow – Avengers Assemble
Catwoman - The Dark Knight Rises
Other femme fatales

 Most Anticipated Star Turn
1. Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows 
2. Charlize Theron in Snow White and the Huntsman 
3. Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

 Most Anticipated Family Film (and possible contenders for highest grossing film of the year)
Madagascar 3
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Dorothy of Oz
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 

Most Anticipated On-screen Duo
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones/Josh Brolin - The Men in Black 
Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth - Snow White and the Huntsman
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone - The Amazing Spider-Man

Source- http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/avengers-voted-most-anticipated-movie-of-summer-713322.html 

Video: The Establishing Shot: Avengers Assemble - Tension Featurette UK

Voting opens today – vote for your character and watch live at livestream.com/assemblelive

London, Wednesday April 19 2012; Starting today, fans all over the world will help graffiti artist Alex Young ‘Odisy’ create never-before-seen artwork in an exclusive global event: Assemble Live.

Fans will vote via Twitter to determine which Avengers characters are assembled next – as graffiti artists from Addict bring the Avengers to life, live from London’s Old Street.

Fans can vote now for which character is to be created first by simply tweeting #ASSEMBLELIVE plus their favourite character # VOTETHOR, #VOTEBLACKWIDOW, #VOTEIRONMAN, #VOTEHAWKEYE, #VOTECAPTAINAMERICA, #VOTENICKFURY, #VOTELOKI or #VOTETHEHULK.

Two characters will be assembled per day from Wednesday 18th April, and the event will be streamed live at www.livestream.com/assemblelive where the audience can check the current voting leaderboard.

Watch live streaming video from assemblelive at livestream.com

Click here for full details of how to vote and watch live: Assemble Live

 To VOTE for your favorite character! Follow @assemblelive

Tweet: #assemblelive plus your character:  #votethor #voteblackwidow #voteironman #votehawkeye #votecaptainamerica #votenickfury #voteloki #votethehulk

 Find out more and watch live at: www.livestream.com/assemblelive At the end of each day, a time-lapse video will be added to the channel showing that day’s progress.

Once complete, a final time-lapse piece will be made showing the Mural’s creation in its entirety. Stay tuned for information about how fans can own an exclusive limited edition t-shirt inspired by the artwork. Teaming up with Spotify and their new play button, we are creating an Avengers Assemble inspired playlist for all our fans, simply click Play on our facebook App.


Saturday, 14th April. Excited Avengers fans assembled across Europe and the US tonight to become the first public audiences to see the highly anticipated film, Marvel's Avengers Assemble in exclusive fan screenings across the globe. Screenings in London, Dublin, Paris, Berlin, LA, New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Orlando, San Antonio and Phoenix all kicked off within hours of each other, rewarding devoted superhero film fans with an exclusive preview of the biggest superhero film in history, Marvel's Avengers Assemble.

avengers assemble fan screening

In the UK, fans travelled across the country to take part in this exclusive London screening, many dressing as their favourite Avengers characters, eagerly anticipating a movie they have followed intently over the last year of production. In the UK, Marvel's Avengers Assemble Face book page has 125,000 devoted followers, 3000 of whom applied to be part of this exclusive Fan Screening Event, with 380 lucky winners picked at random from RSVPs, securing places at the screening at Shepherds Bush Vue Cinema, W12. Fan Screenings in Singapore, Australia, Korea and India will follow over the next week, building the frenzy of excitement ahead the release of 2012's first blockbuster.

Video: The Establishing Shot: Marvel Avengers Assemble Trailer

Marvel Avengers Assemble
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble brings together the iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow as they answer a call to action when Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a daring, globe-spanning recruitment effort to assemble a team to defeat an unexpected enemy.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” is released in the UK cinemas on 26th April.

11th April saw the film launch with a star-studded World Premiere in LA, and the UK will assemble the A-list cast of Marvel’s Avengers Assemble on 19th April, at Vue Westfield, Westfield London, Shepherds Bush at the films European Premiere at 6pm.

For more info head over to:
Official Website: http://uk.marvel.com/avengers-assemble
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AvengersUK
YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/MarvelUK