What do the Avengers do on their days off?
A) Eat shawarma and B) What days off?
Marvel's Art of the Avengers book contains a massive timeline infographic that assembles the events in the Marvel movie universe thus far, from the invasion of Midgard by the frost giants to Bruce Banner departing for Calcutta post-Hulk. (Embiggen.)
The timeline is cleverly demarcated into BIM (Before Iron Man) and AIM (After Iron Man), establishing Tony Stark's coming out as a superhero as the official point of origin for the Avengers team.
The Pentagon reportedly dropped out of its role as military advisor to The Avengers after the superhero movie starring a demigod, a giant green monster and a man in a flying suit of armor turned out to to be "unrealistic."
The military's specific bone of contention with The Avengers was that the relationship between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the government was too unclear to be believable.
"We couldn't reconcile the unreality of this international organization and our place in it," Phil Strub, the Defense Department's Hollywood liaison, told Wired's Danger Room. "To whom did S.H.I.E.L.D. answer? Did we work for S.H.I.E.L.D.? We hit that roadblock and decided we couldn't do anything."
It wasn't a total loss, though. The Defense Department did allow Marvel to film military humvees for one Avengers scene.
Designer movie art house Mondo has added four more posters -- plus variants! -- to its collection of Avengers offerings. Joining the previously-announced Black Widow and Hawkeye prints are Kevin Tong's Iron Man, Phantom City's Captain America, Hulk by Ken Taylor and Thor by Martin Ansin.
The limited-run prints will be up for sale on Thursday and Friday -- Hulk and Cap are already sold out, but watch Mondo's Twitter for announcements about specific sale times for the other prints.
Following last week's news that Dollhouse star Enver Gjokaj would be making a cameo appearance in Joss Whedon's The Avengers, it's now confirmed that another Whedonverse star will have a small part in the superhero blockbuster.
Alexis Denisof -- best known as Wesley in Buffy and Angel (and as Mr. Alyson Hannigan in real life) -- is on the official cast list as "The Other." No word on how large the mysterious role is going to be.
Meanwhile, Gjokaj's part has also been listed: he plays a young agent, presumably with S.H.I.E.L.D.