The Avengers character profiles tease plot details

Entertainment Week has The Avengers on its cover today but it’s the stuff inside the magazine TF is most interested in!

That’s because profiles of each team member offer up some interesting character points and teasing plot details.

For instance, Bruce Banner may want to be an Avenger, but the rest of the crew see Hulk as a problem: “He’s the only one who can really take down The Hulk with his tranq tip arrows,” says Jeremy Renner about his character Hawkeye.

So is everyone walking on eggshells around Bruce Banner?

“No one wants to set him off except for Iron Man, who just wants to see him pop. It’s funny, there’s a really cool dynamic between Tony Stark and Banner,” says Mark Ruffalo.

“Banner actually enjoys it, and finds it really refreshing. They’re a lot alike in a strange way. They’re both these kind of scientists who are mavericks, kind of 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 wanting to lay the smackdown on your brother also creates an interesting issue for Chris Hemsworth’s Thor.

“I think [ Thor’s ] motivation is much more of a personal one, in the sense that it’s his brother Loki that is stirring things up. Whereas for everyone else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down. It’s a different approach for me, or for Thor. I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the only one who is allowed to be angry at them. There’s a bit of that,” Hemsworth said.

Meanwhile, Hawkeye and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) – the only Avengers not to have their own origin movie – finally get a shared backstory.

“The only thing I cling to is the relationship of past experiences with Scarlett’s character, with them both being human,” Renner adds.

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