Avengers Walking!

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that seeks to dazzle you with facts, figures, commentary and hyperlinks. And hyper-facts, figure-links and perhaps some commentary on figures. But enough about Chris Evans’ abs…

We begin this evening with a still from a very intense walking sequence in The Avengers. It’s one of a pair of new photos released yesterday via Marvel.com, featuring Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Chris Evans as Captain America (said to be the central character of Avengers) and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. At least one of these characters appears to be showing off a little more skin than usual.

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Tonight’s News After Dark will be far more visually stimulating than usual. Now let me mention this: Medieval Batman armor. Bad. Ass.

Medieval Batman Armor

CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg has a great article about one of my favorite films of last year and what it has to do with President Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan. Yes Brad Pitt Can is the main thread of For Your Consideration: Moneyball is Change We Can Believe In. I can get behind that.

Rope of Silicon has published the first of what we can only expect to be many Skyfall video blogs featuring director Sam Mendes and crew as they bring to life the next adventure of James Bond.

If you’re heading down here to Austin in a few weeks for SXSW, don’t miss this unbelievably cool SXSW Film panel about movie posters hosted by Roger Erik Tinch. It will feature the likes of Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative, Mondo’s Justin Ishmael and artist Sam Smith.

Speaking of movie posters, here’s the new one from Pixar’s Brave. It’s sporting a lot of red hair, but that’s only half of what makes it brilliant:

Brave Poster

With all the talk about piracy, digital distribution models and oatmeal cookies lately, Comcast picked a great time to launch a Netflix competitor called Streampix, a service they say will bring us “another step movie TV Everywhere forward by giving customers access to an even greater library of popular choices to watch.” The service will be available to current Comcast subscribers. So not me. I’ve lost interest.

It is now being said that Edgar Wright will direct Johnny Depp in a Night Stalker reboot. Is it April 1 already?

One thing that has been criticized all week is the way Disney is marketing John Carter. And rightly so, as they aren’t doing such a great job of selling the world on an otherwise solid film. So io9’s lovely Meredith Woerner asks, How do you think John Carter should have been marketed? My thoughts: more of those big tall awesome war-mongering aliens.

Armond White liked Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. A lot. File that under tonight’s silliest news item. Oh wait, he now joins our own Robert Levin in the unbelievably minuscule group of critics who gave it positive reviews.

Badass Digest has a great piece by Britt Hayes about Cronenberg’s Crash and The Examination of Deviancy. If you like naughty (and sometimes disturbing) things.

Before we go, please enjoy the full Breaking Bad title sequence. This warms my heart and makes me want to get in my RV, head out to the desert and cook some meth.

But wait, there’s more! The folks at IMDB have passed along a fascinating infographic about this year’s Oscar race. They’ve got the goods on the nominees on their Road to the Oscars page, and they’ve squeezed out a number of interesting facts about this year’s race. Like the fact that if IMDB users got to vote, The Artist would still win. Which means that we can’t really complain when it actually does win on Sunday, right? Of course we can. This is The Internet!

The Oscars According to IMDB

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