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“The Avengers: The Anatomy of a Shot” Featurette

While The Avengers posed many visual efffects challenges, one of the larger challenges was pulling together the “tie-in” shot during the third act of the film. Rather than frames, this single shot is measured in minutes on screen and is one of the longest effects shots in the film. It incorporates both practical special effects and extensive digital visual effects by ILM. The New York City environment that serves as the setting for this shot (and virtaully the entire alien invasion) is computer generated by the visual effects team at ILM.

Take a look below at a behind-the-scenes look at The Anatomy of a Shot featurette.

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New “Thor” Deleted Scene Released

At the end of Thor, our favorite Asgardian (Chris Hemsworth) was left wondering about Jane (Natalie Portman), whom he couldn’t visit because the rainbow bridge that allowed him to travel between worlds had been decimated. Jane herself allegedly tried to contact Thor from Earth, as is laid out on this suddenly unburied clip from 2011.

The good folks at Marvel have decided to include this previously hidden scene as part of the massive Marvel’s Cinematic Universe: Phase One collection that will be in stores next April. In addition to all of the origin stories (and The Avengers), the set will include several teasers to movies that are going to be part of Phase Two, including sequels in the Iron Man, Captain America and Thor franchises. Before we look too far ahead, let’s take another look back at a scene that could have popped up at the end of Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, but didn’t:


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Chris Was Name GQ’s Man of the Year!

Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth was given GQ’s highest honour at the 2012 awards. The 29-year-old said he was “thrilled” to have taken the top prize and appeared via video link to accept the accolade.

The GQ Men of the Year Awards celebrates the country’s finest actors, comedians, sportsmen, artists, rock stars, fashion designers and creative visionaries recognizing the diverse and inspirational talents amongst them and honouring their contribution to Australia’s cultural landscape.

Take a look at his speech below:

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“The Avengers” Alternate Opening Sequence

For those fanboys (and girls!) who thought The Avengers should’ve had a more melancholy tone à la The Dark Knight Rises, this is for you. Yahoo! has now posted a deleted scene that ended up on the cutting-room floor but is being included on The Avengers’ Blu-ray edition, out Sept. 25. Take a look below: