Empire has put a big preview issue on English newsstands this week, and it’s bringing shots from two forthcoming actioners, though only one of them might be “anticipated.” The one to get such a labeling is Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, which occupies not one, not two, not three, not four, but five separate covers — the super-special, subscriber-only one of which can be seen on the right.
Packed with all the visual hoopla are a few quotes from the involved talent, though none of it tells too much about what we can expect. Loki will be “more menacing”; the villains aren’t Skrulls, though I don’t know what Skrulls are in the first place; and, despite rumors to the contrary, Hugo Weaving‘s Red Skull won’t be showing up. Marvel head Kevin Feige said that while it “would be fun to see Skull in future,” we shouldn’t expect him here.
The other movie, meanwhile, is Wrath of the Titans, Jonathan Liebesman‘s sequel to the Clash of the Titans remake. This has got a lot less excitement swirling around it — even if I thought the trailer looked kind of fun — but quite a few scans have come in for it nonetheless. None of them are all too revelatory, but if you want a better look at the actors (including Édgar Ramírez), then today’s your lucky day.
Below, you can see the rest of the magazine covers and a few scans of production shots (via ComingSoon). The Avengers will open on May 4th:
Here are the Wrath scans (via CBM). The film opens on March 30th:
Do any of these magazine covers or scans impact your anticipation for either film?
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