Little Bleeder Darian has sent in photos of this piece of commissioned The Avengers graffiti artwork, which is currently being created on a billboard in a certain London location. Readers in the capital, feel free to go out hunting for it. We won't give you a prize if you find it before it's finished, but I like to think you'll feel a sense of personal fulfilment.
We don't yet have the name of the artist responsible, but this is a pretty brilliant promotional technique, especially for a comic-based movie. The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble as it's called here in the UK) will be on general release from 26th April, and if this artwork hasn't whetted your appetite enough, perhaps you should check out the Bleeding Cool review from Michael Moran.
Disney have just sent through this press release. The name of the artist is Alex Young AKA 'Odisy', and you can now vote on Twitter for which character artwork you'd like to see created first.
ASSEMBLE LIVE! AVENGERS FANS ASSEMBLE TO CREATE EXCLUSIVE MARVEL ARTWORK IN LONDON
VOTING OPENS TODAY – VOTE FOR YOUR CHARACTER AND WATCH LIVE AT LIVESTREAM.COM/ASSEMBLELIVE
London, Monday April 17 2012; Starting today, fans all over the world will help graffiti artist Alex Young 'Odisy' create never-before-seen artwork in an exclusive global event: Assemble Live. Fans will vote via Twitter to determine which Avengers characters are assembled next – as graffiti artists from Addict bring the Avengers to life, live from London's Old Street.
Fans can vote now for which character is to be created first by simply tweeting #ASSEMBLELIVE plus their favourite character # VOTETHOR, #VOTEBLACKWIDOW, #VOTEIRONMAN, #VOTEHAWKEYE, #VOTECAPTAINAMERICA, #VOTENICKFURY, #VOTELOKI or #VOTETHEHULK.
Two characters will be assembled per day from Wednesday 18th April, and the event will be streamed live atwww.livestream.com/
assemblelivewhere the audience can check the current voting leaderboard.
Full details of how to vote and watch live:
To VOTE for your favorite character!
Tweet: #assemblelive plus your character:
Find out more and watch live at: www.livestream.com/
At the end of each day, a time-lapse video will be added to the channel showing that day's progress. Once complete, a final time-lapse piece will be made showing the Mural's creation in its entirety. Stay tuned for information about how fans can own an exclusive limited edition t-shirt inspired by the artwork.
Teaming up with Spotify and their new play button, we are creating an Avengers Assemble inspired playlist for all our fans, simply click Play on our facebook App.
"Marvel's Avengers Assemble" brings together the iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow as they answer a call to action when Nick Fury, Director of theinternational peacekeeping agency S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a daring, globe-spanning recruitment effort to assemble a team to defeat an unexpected enemy.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson,Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed byJoss Whedon, "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.
"Marvel's Avengers Assemble" is released in the UK cinemas on 26th April.
11thApril saw the film launch with a star-studded World Premiere in LA, and the UK will assemble the A-list cast of Marvel's Avengers Assemble on 19th April, at Vue Westfield, Westfield London, Shepherds Bush at the films European Premiere at 6pm.