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The Avengers Movie Guide

Read: Joss Whedon's Open Letter to Fans

By: Derrick Deane on May 9, 2012 at 12:26PM Comments (4)

Before The Avengers went ahead and destroyed all kinds of box office records this past weekend, director Joss Whedon was a cult superhero in his own right. He took to Whedonesque, an online community for Whedonettes, to thank fans new and old. Read the full letter below, including his plans to finally be able to finance his dream project – a reboot of Air Bud (he's kidding… we think).

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Would You Sit Through a Three-Hour Cut of 'The Avengers?'

By: Sean OConnell on May 8, 2012 at 11:40AM Comments (30)

Joss Whedon recently revealed in an interview that he'll add 30 minutes to his The Avengers when the film hits DVD and Blu-ray. But would you rather see that version in theaters, and potentially in 3D? Or are longer edits on popular films best left at home? We'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter. 

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You Rate the New Releases: Tell Us What You Thought of 'The Avengers'

By: Erik Davis on May 7, 2012 at 3:07PM Comments (8)

The Avengers shattered box office records this weekend, but did it deserve it? Sound off with your thoughts on summer's first big blockbuster

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Can 'The Dark Knight Rises' Beat the Box-Office Record Just Set by 'The Avengers?'

By: Sean OConnell on May 7, 2012 at 11:40AM Comments (30)

Joss Whedon's The Avengers raked in an estimated $200 million over the weekend, blowing holes through previous box office records. If any film due to come out in theaters this summer has a chance of topping that number, it's Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. Can the Bat beat Marvel's mightiest heroes? We break down the film's chances.  

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The Five: Things I Learned from Sitting in a Theater for 17 Hours During Marvel's Movie Marathon

By: Derrick Deane on May 4, 2012 at 1:57PM Comments (9)

Yesterday, I put myself through the wringer with the ultimate test: the Marvel Movie Marathon, 17 hours of movie madness in a 250-seat theater in Los Angeles. Here are five things I learned during my marathon experience, which began on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and concluded just before 3 a.m. on Friday.

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You Guess How Much ‘Avengers’ Makes This Weekend

By: Erik Davis on May 4, 2012 at 1:46PM Comments (10)

Sound off and let us know how much you think The Avengers will make its opening weekend!

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Avengers Showdown: Nick Fury vs. Hawkeye – Tell Us Who Wins and You Could Win Fandango Bucks!

By: Derrick Deane on May 3, 2012 at 9:42AM Comments (221)

This contest is now closed. It was a close Showdown, but Hawkeye topped Fury 113-88, with two draws. Check back tomorrow for a new Avengers Showdown!

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The Avengers Put the "Action" in Action Figure

By: Tara McNamara on May 3, 2012 at 9:34AM Comments (1)

The Avengers, which is the ultimate superhero movie – is a film fanboys, moviegoers, kids and parents can all love without reservation. Director Joss Whedon manages the impossible: he puts all of these unbelievable characters of lore into our modern-day world in a way that’s believable, but not realistic – an important distinction to parents.

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Interview: Tom Hiddleston Talks 'Avengers' Humor, Drama, and Where Loki May Go in 'Thor 2' (Exclusive)

By: Todd Gilchrist on May 2, 2012 at 11:50AM Comments (3)

Fandango chats with Tom Hiddleston at the Los Angeles press day for The Avengers. In addition to discussing the prospect of pushing his character forward after Thor, he addresses where Loki might go in Thor 2, and examined the similarities between roles in huge blockbusters like this one and those in the smaller films that will get bankrolled because of it.

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Interview: Mark Ruffalo Talks Playing the Hulk (Exclusive)

By: Todd Gilchrist on May 1, 2012 at 11:07AM Comments (4)

Of all of the superheroes assembled for Joss Whedon’s team-up movie The Avengers, the Hulk is the one who comes with the most baggage, and yet in some ways, the one from whom audiences expect the least. Fandango sat down with Ruffalo at the recent Los Angeles press day for The Avengers to talk about the challenge of tapping into the Hulk’s rage.

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The Five: Marvel Post-Credit Scenes That Led to 'The Avengers'

By: Sean OConnell on April 30, 2012 at 12:24PM Comments (5)

The Avengers marks the first time Thor, the Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America share the screen. But it isn't the first step of this journey. There were five Marvel movies that led us to this point, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) putting into place what we now know as "the Avengers initiative." Watch all five post-credit scenes here. 

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Marvel Movie Marathon Expands to More Theater Chains

By: Derrick Deane on April 27, 2012 at 4:53PM Comments (2)

While AMC kicked things off with Ultimate Marvel Marathon (in which all five recent Marvel films are screened leading up to a midnight presentation of The Avengers), other theater chains are offering similar deals. Find your nearest theater and join in on the Marvel madness!

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Weekend Chatter: Study Says Audiences Love 3D As 'Avengers' Kicks Off Summer Movie Season. Do You Agree?

By: Sean OConnell on April 27, 2012 at 1:22PM Comments (15)

Joss Whedon's The Avengers is the first of several 3D movies set to screen in local multiplexes this summer. And according to a recent poll, moviegoers who've tried a 3D movie at leats once in the past three years prefer it to 2D. Do you agree? And which movies will you absolutely see in 3D this summer? Let us know.

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Avengers Showdown! Captain America vs. Black Widow, Tell Us Who Wins and You Could Win Fandango Bucks!

By: Derrick Deane on April 26, 2012 at 2:59PM Comments (371)

This contest is now closed. It was a close battle until Cap pulled ahead at the end and won the Showdown 194-156. There were also a few draws, indecisive picks and one vote for The Hulk... Check back Thursday May 3, for a new Avengers Showdown!

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Fanboy Fix: If Scarlett Johansson Skips 'Iron Man 3,' What Might She Do Instead?

By: Sean OConnell on April 26, 2012 at 12:22PM Comments

Up until this point, we assumed Scarlett Johansson would resume her role of Black Widow in Iron Man 3, which begins filming soon. Now, we're not so sure. Plus, Johansson's telling people she'd rather see a standalone Black Widow film. Where would you like to see the character go after The Avengers? And will there be enough time?

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