Joss Whedon Talks Designing the Helicarrier in Exclusive Featurette from THE AVENGERS Blu-ray

     August 24, 2012


Marvel has been unveiling bits and pieces from the special features included on the Blu-ray/DVD for The Avengers over the past few days in anticipation of the film’s home video release next month, and we’re happy to exclusively debut a new featurette on Collider today.  On top of balancing a massive ensemble of characters, writer/director Joss Whedon was also tasked with introducing the helicarrier to audiences in The Avengers.  In this clip from the featurette “Marvel’s The Avengers – A Visual Journey”, fans get a look at the design process behind the new helicarrier, how much of the ship was digital (hint: pretty much all of it), and more.  Whedon also talks about how much they pulled from the comics with the new design.

Hit the jump to watch the clip.  The Avengers will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download on September 25th.  You can also pre-order the set right now on Amazon.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Avengers:

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–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 effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.



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