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Marvel's The Avengers set to headline New York Comic-Con.

By Jarrod Sarafin     October 04, 2011
Source: Marvel Studios

Cast join for some footage screened at D23 Expo for Marvel's THE AVENGERS(2011).
© Marvel

Despite the fact that most fans are still waiting for last month's D23 panel footage to be revealed online in an official capacity, Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures are moving forward with their convention treats of The Avengers. The two have sent out the following press announcement filling potential New York Comic-Con guests with details on their next panel exhibit. Check it out below.

New York Comic Con (NYCC) is proud to announce Marvel Studios, for the first time ever, will participate in this October's NYCC. Marvel Studios will present a special event in NYCC's IGN Theater - Presented by Sprint on Saturday, October 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM, a high-profile panel focused on the upcoming feature film Marvel's The Avengers. Marvel Studios will debut never-before-seen footage from The Avengers, and panelists will include Kevin Feige (Producer), Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), and Cobie Smulders (Agent Hill). The Avengers is scheduled for release on May 4th, 2012.

The sixth annual New York Comic Con will take place October 13-16, 2011 at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. NYCC, which attracted 96,000 attendees in 2010, celebrates comics, movies, television, toys, games, and the popular arts from around the planet. Tickets are now on sale via the website, with limited 4-Day tickets remaining.

"I am incredibly honored Marvel Studios has decided to participate in New York Comic Con in such a significant way," notes Lance Fensterman, Group Vice President for ReedPOP and Show Manager for NYCC. "The center of our show is creating exclusive opportunities for fans to meet their favorite stars and creators. The Avengers presentation is exactly this kind of once-in-a-lifetime event. We're very excited to be able to host cast and crew from The Avengers and know our fans will be on the edges of their seats. As always, we want to present the very best that the pop culture world has to offer in art and entertainment, and The Avengers panel is at the head of that list!"

As previously announced, Marvel will also be bringing high profile comics guests to New York Comic Con including Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, Axel Alonso, Marvel's Editor-in-Chief, and notable Marvel creators Jason Aaron, Matt Fraction, Kieron Gillen, and Stuart Immonen.

"Marvel's The Avengers" is the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effectswhen "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012.

"Marvel's The Avengers," is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios' President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Patricia Whitcher and Louis D'Esposito. Marvel Studios' Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce. The film will be released May 4, 2012.

For further information about all ReedPOP shows and activity, please visit Lance Fensterman's blog, Convention organizers note that many more guests will be announced over the next few weeks leading into the show and fans should keep their eyes on NYCC's website and blog for additional comics, entertainment and anime announcements.


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tallman 10/5/2011 4:04:50 AM

 Stop teasing the people who can't go and either show the bloody footage or don't tell us at all!

timesobserver 10/5/2011 6:12:11 AM

You just know that WB and DC are kicking themselves for not doing the Justice League of America movier sooner.

But again, sadly, they are asleep at the wheel and Marvel shows them how it's done.

Wiseguy 10/5/2011 7:03:37 AM

I hope they do like SDCC and don't show the footage outside of the con like they said. I watch every bit of video they put out but I want them to save as much as possible for the film, let the buzz build the anticipation I say

Duckbeaver 10/5/2011 7:49:59 AM

Yeah, I'm going to wait for a full-fledged trailer.  Not that I don't enjoy leaked con footage (sometimes you get to see stuff that doesn't make it into the final film which is always cool), but I have a feeling that The Avengers is going to be one of those movie-viewing experiences that I'm going to try and make it to a screening with a minimal amount of spoilers.

reek 10/5/2011 9:47:18 AM

For those of you old enough to recall the release of Tim Burton's first Batman, it seemed like the hype and attention that movie received in the few months before release were impossible to live up to.  Batman was a good movie but I know a lot of non-genre fans felt disappointed regardless.  Let's hope history does not repeat with Avengers because it is going to be the most hyped movie since Burton's Batman.



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