Avengers (almost) assembled with @marvel with Feige.
I find this kind of Marvel cast photo fascinating. Either it’s the most impressive fashion coincidence ever, or (much like One Direction and other boybands) they’ve been very carefully styled in a neutral colour-scheme, with “character” outfits based on their own dress sense.
Hemsworth, Renner, Evans and RDJ are all wearing basically what you’d expect: Hemsworth regularly wears casual waistcoats already, Evans often wears tight, long-sleeved t-shirts like this, Renner has the guns out, and RDJ is the slightly more ~eccentric one. He’s wearing the most eye-catching outfit amid the solid grey/white clothes of the rest of the cast: a camo-patterned grey/white t-shirt and black leather jacket. Cobie Smulders looks pretty but very professional in a white blouse: Maria Hill. Out of shot, Mark Ruffalo is also dressed somewhat like his character, wearing a soft, dark grey button-down shirt, unbuttoned at the neck and with sleeves rolled up.
The two new Avengers (Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch) are in similarly plain white/grey outfits, with Paul Bettany as the odd one out: a castmember who has technically been in the franchise since it began in 2008, but who we never see onscreen. But the only one who really doesn’t fit in with the boyband-stylist photoshoot aesthetic is the man in the middle: Marvel exec Kevin Feige, whose face is hidden behind an Avengers ballcap (?), and is looking away from the camera.
Marvel’s ridiculously detailed marketing strategy is fascinating. Obvs there’s a possibility that I’m talking out my ass here (this is just a selfie, after all), but I find it difficult to believe that every member of the cast hasn’t been given a very specific selection of clothes to choose from. The result is that everyone provides a united front, looks good in photos together, and has a specific distinguishing feature that either harks back to previous press tours or resembles the characters they play. (And, of course, Marvel are very good at casting characters who dress and/or behave slightly like the characters in real life. RDJ as Tony Stark, etc.)
Even compared to some of the other major Hall H panels at Comic Con this weekend, Marvel gives the appearance of being a well-oiled machine. They’ve got this shit down to an art.
Update: Here’s a more extensive photo of the entire Avengers cast a couple of hours later, before the Marvel panel. The two actresses have already had a costume change (to different outfits in grey and black, as per Boyband Stylist Rules, lol). Bettany and Spader, at the ends of the line, are the odd ones out — but of course, they are not part of the Avengers team.