The Joss Whedon-directed The Avengers makes its nationwide U.S. debut May 4th, uniting the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) in the first of the summer blockbusters. Early word is it’s not half bad. And because I know there are fans out there with their Fandango-printout tickets of midnight showings in their fists and their knitted Captain America suits ready to step into, I have compiled ten Avengers-related links to help pass the time in these final few days. Stay strong, friends!
For starters, how about some delicious Avengers cake pops? Forget that they look like heads on pikes. They’re cute heads on pikes. (Via Vulture.)
CBS recently ran a profile of Joss Whedon in which Whedon discusses, along with The Avengers, his upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, shot entirely at his Santa Monica house.
Mashable has posted “8 Hilarious Avengers Parodies” for your entertainment. Watch. Learn. Make your own.
Here’s an Avengers promotional clip featuring a fight scene between Iron Man and Thor with commentary by Joss Whedon. (Via The Hollywood Reporter.)
IMDB has an original video interview with Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans for your perusal. What were the Chrises’ first non-animated films they’d ever watched? What are the Chrises’ favorite movie quotes? How did they differentiate between the two Chrises on set? Just how many Chrises does it take to make The Avengers, anyway? Wonder no more.
Take Escapist Magazine’s “What Avenger Are You?” quiz.
Read about that one time the projectionist deleted the entire Avengers film at a screening for critics. To quote Roger Ebert’s tweet on the matter, “Oops!” (Via Slate.)
See Danny Pudi, Abed on Community, pose with Thor’s hammer on his recent tour of Marvel Comics.
Follow Drunk Hulk on Twitter.
Preview The Avenger’s soundtrack featuring the brand spankin’ new Soundgarden single “Live to Rise.” You’ll have to tweet about it first to “unlock” the privilege of giving it a listen.