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New Downey Jr. Avengers Doc Clip Arrives
Meet the leader of the band

28 August 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: MarvelUK YouTube Channel

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There's a 90-minute documentary on the Avengers Assemble UK Blu-ray called 'Assembling The Ultimate Team' - yep, the one only available at certain orange-coloured supermarkets - and here is a new snippet from it called 'Leader Of The Band'.

It gets that name because the director/writer/bearded genius behind The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, Joss Whedon, happened to call Robert Downey Jr. that during a piece to camera for said documentary, and it's a pretty fair summation. 

Chris Hemsworth goes onto call him "The Godfather of The Avengers, in a sense" and Tom Hiddleston shares his thoughts about joining him after watching Iron Man for the first time on the set of Wallander. 

But, with this being just a tiny snippet, you may want to watch our exclusive Samuel L. Jackson orientated clip to tide you over until the actual DVD/Blu-ray itself arrives in stores on September 17. 


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L: elab49 I mean generally though. Most DL or torrent sites are just the films not extras. I doubt this helps, but I'm not sure you'd see many people like yourself who DL just DL extras and nothing else.? sp; On the general point, you're entirely correct. I'm not convinced that the vast majority of film-buyers are that interested in special features, and so are likely to pick up whatever version of a film happens to be on sale in Asda, Tesco etc when they're doing their sh More

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L: elab49 I'm not sure piracy is driven by extra features - is it? sp; Put it this way, I don't like admitting this, but I did download all the BluRay Avengers special features via a torrenting site. In my defence, I fully intend to buy the film when it comes out, but since I can't afford to upgrade to Bluray, I'll be buying on DVD. Therefore, my only means of seeing the vast majority of these special features is to download them. More

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I'm not sure piracy is driven by extra features - is it? Anyway, it sucks but it won't change. 'no plans' for a further release will change as soon as they get the upfront cash for this release. Then the all-spangles release will be issued forcing those who care about this stuff to double-dip. Capitalist scum is capitalist scum. More

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UTB, this is the link on BBFC to the 90min doc: www.bbfc.co.uk/AVV291961/ For what it's worth, I've seen it and it's entertaining enough, but not particularly in-depth for any of the films. Each of the Marvel films gets roughly 10-15min each, so it's a collection of featurettes rather than a unified whole. (It's easily found online in 'the usual sorts of places'.) Avengers is crying out for a feature-length 'making of' but it doesn't get one here. Expect a double-dip at some point in More

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