The Avengers character profiles tease plot details

01 Oct

Entertainment Week has The Avengers on its cover today but it is the stuff within the magazine TF is most interested in! That’s because profiles of every team member offer up some interesting character points and teasing plot details. For instance, Bruce Banner will probably want to be an Avenger, however the remainder of the crew see Hulk as an issue: “He’s the one person who can really take down The Hulk along with his tranq tip arrows," says Jeremy Renner about his character Hawkeye. So is everyone walking on eggshells around Bruce Banner? "No one desires to set him off apart from Iron Man, who just desires to see him pop. It’s funny, there’s a very cool dynamic between Tony Stark and Banner," says Mark Ruffalo. “Banner actually enjoys it, and finds it really refreshing. They’re so much alike in an odd way. They’re both most of these scientists who’re mavericks, roughly renegades. Banner, for all his mild-mannered mythology, he’s still the dude who was testing some pretty crazy shit on himself, so he has that rebel streak in him.” Having a team of superheroes desirous to lay the smackdown in your brother also creates a captivating issue for Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. “I think [Thor’s] motivation is far more of a private one, within the sense that it’s his brother Loki that may be stirring things up. Whereas for everybody else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down. It’s a unique approach for me, or for Thor. I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the one one that is permitted to be angry at them. There’s somewhat that,” Hemsworth said. Meanwhile, Hawkeye and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) – the one Avengers to not have their very own origin movie – finally get a shared backstory. "The only thing I cling to is the connection of past experiences with Scarlett’s character, with them both being human,” Renner adds.

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Posted by on October 1, 2011 in Magazine


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