The DVD, which features the pilot episode for Marvel’s Avengers, Assembly Required, is out there. It came out this week and sees Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow and the newest recruit, Falcon combine to save the universe from multiple, evil threats.

Marvel's Avengers Assemble: Assembly Required - First Day Jitters - Clip

If you grab the DVD, you’ll be treated some bonus features. Marvel Mash-Ups -new twists on classic Marvel cartoons, a never before seen episodes featuring Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H, Marvel's Avengers Assemble - “Ghost Of A Chance and Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. - “The Collector”.

This will be a must-buy for those waiting to see Marvel’s Avengers back on the big screen. But considering that won’t be happening until the summer of 2015, fans of the franchise have had to feed off casting news, the new ABC TV show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. A bona fide cartoon is nothing but welcome news.

Marvel's Avengers Assemble: Assembly Required - Iron Man Breaks The Mind Control - Clip

Talking of casting news, the latest is that Elizabeth Olsen has bagged a spot on the new movie as The Scarlett Witch in the new movie. The scoop was revealed by Samuel L. Jackson as he spoke about the filming schedule.

"I don't think we begin shooting [The Avengers: Age of Ultron] before March of next year," said Jackson. "I know we're shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms [Elizabeth] Olsen, but I don't know what she's doing, if she's on the inside or the outside. I haven't seen a script." (Wall Street Journal)

Marvel has got themselves a real money spinner with the Avengers franchise. The first film, helmed by Joss Whedon, gleaned over $1b worldwide, putting it third in the all time grossing movie list, and the TV show opened to impressive viewing figures.

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