Marvel Studios To Screen THE AVENGERS In Space

Marvel Studios To Screen THE AVENGERS In Space

Now this is pretty cool... Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures just announced that they will screen their superhero epic for the crew of International Space Station (ISS). Hit the jump to check out the press release...

Marvel Studios announced today that they arranged with NASA to transfer their record-breaking blockbuster film Marvel’s The Avengers to NASA’s Mission Control in Houston, which will uplink the film to the International Space Station (ISS), currently orbiting 220 miles above Earth. The film will then be screened for the space station crew’s exclusive enjoyment.

This screening continues Marvel’s collaboration with NASA, which began during principal photography of Marvel’s The Avengers when the film shot at the Space Power Facility at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.

Louis D’Esposito, Marvel Studios’ Co-President and Executive Producer of Marvel’s The Avengers, says, ‘The studio is privileged to share Marvel’s The Avengers with those up in space exploring the universe. A special thanks goes to NASA for utilizing their incredible technology to make this special screening miles above us in space happen. It is a screening that would make Tony Stark envious.’

Films, books, and music offer important aspects of psychological support for astronauts on long-duration missions, such as those on the International Space Station (ISS). ‘These are the types of things that help to keep the crew connected to home, which is a huge morale boost while being away for long periods of time,’ said Dan Cook, Psychological Support Coordinator with Wyle, a contractor at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Aside from watching movies and television shows, ISS crewmembers have a number of options for their leisure and personal time, such as reading books or magazines, listening to music, and playing musical instruments.

The current space station mission is Expedition 31 and has a six-member crew consisting of 2 NASA Astronauts, 1 European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut, and 3 Russian (RU) Cosmonauts as follows: Don Pettit (NASA), Joe Acaba (NASA), Andre Kuipers (ESA), Oleg Kononenko (RU), Gennady Padalka (RU), Sergei Revin (RU).

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smulders, The Avengers is now in theatres!

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nuclearpriest - 5/31/2012, 2:28 PM
If any crew members of the International Space Station are reading this thread, you guys are in for a major treat. You're gonna love this movie.
PreparationH - 5/31/2012, 2:33 PM
Radical, breh
SpiderFan35 - 5/31/2012, 2:35 PM
Well it's official, Avengers is the coolest movie in the universe :D
timepuzzler - 5/31/2012, 2:35 PM
Hateful comments about Marvel in 3...2...1...
SageMode - 5/31/2012, 2:35 PM
THE AVENGERS, the first universal blockbuster movie. Awesome. :-)
Greengo - 5/31/2012, 2:35 PM
superotherside - 5/31/2012, 2:38 PM
I confirm SpiderFan35's comment! The Avengers is the most awesome movie ever! :D
JorLBola - 5/31/2012, 2:41 PM
First Angry birds and now The AVENGERS!! That‘s awesome :P
doodmanbro - 5/31/2012, 2:42 PM
so instead of raising nasa budget they do small shit like this....dumb
ImnotDaredevil - 5/31/2012, 2:44 PM
@Yossarian Damn! Like a couple of boiled eggs.;)
SpiderFan35 - 5/31/2012, 2:45 PM
@Yoss: Nice!

@superotherside: Yeah buddy!
SpiderFan35 - 5/31/2012, 2:50 PM
Gotta sign off gents, I have to mow the grass (and no that's not a code for something else lol, I actually have to mow the lawn). Catch ya later!
valeriesghost - 5/31/2012, 2:51 PM
thank you Yoss@. Thank you.
DanteSparda - 5/31/2012, 2:52 PM
Surely Marvel will expect the NASA to return the favor by letting them film Guardians of the Galaxy in space!

NOT but still prettty cool story bro.
Christuffer - 5/31/2012, 2:52 PM
Lol. It's a movie about an alien space. Win
CPBuff22 - 5/31/2012, 2:52 PM
Christuffer - 5/31/2012, 2:53 PM
@Yossarian - fap foldered.
marcel - 5/31/2012, 3:10 PM
Damn yoss! Space the coolest theatre
JDUKE25 - 5/31/2012, 3:13 PM
eleven59 - 5/31/2012, 3:14 PM
Two questions:

Will this count towards ticket sales?


Will someone tell them to make sure watch the credits (not like they can leave early anyway) ;)
95 - 5/31/2012, 3:17 PM
Nice of Marvel. Awesome news.
Space Crew deserve it.
Enjoy it. Want to see their reactions.
xXkryptoniteXx - 5/31/2012, 3:22 PM
[frick]in awesome
calin88 - 5/31/2012, 3:29 PM
The world knows it! Every (stupid ass) world knows it!
Jordanstine - 5/31/2012, 3:34 PM
So... Aliens want to see The Avengers too.

Don't blame them.

mk - 5/31/2012, 3:56 PM
dang i was expecting them showing the movie in the clouds and people just chiilling watching in the sky LOL
AlexDeLarge87 - 5/31/2012, 4:02 PM
I would love to watch movie in space. :)
DukeAcureds - 5/31/2012, 4:06 PM
Anyone who doesn't enjoy The Avengers has no love in their heart.
There. I said it. It had to be said and someone had to sayit. So I said it.
DukeAcureds - 5/31/2012, 4:07 PM
Oh and Yoss@? Every image you post is gold. Solid gold. Nice one, blood.
marvel72 - 5/31/2012, 4:16 PM
guys in space get the movie before japan.
marvel72 - 5/31/2012, 4:43 PM
@ im53

why thank you,new month new avatar.
Xandera - 5/31/2012, 4:46 PM
The Avengers is out of this world!
marvel72 - 5/31/2012, 6:00 PM
@ im53

spidey is next month for me,the film comes out next month what better way to pay respect to the hero of the month.
2gold - 5/31/2012, 6:09 PM
pfft, this is nothing. Spaceball 1 had The Avengers in March.
Coachella - 5/31/2012, 6:28 PM
I wanna see it in space
ForceOfLegend - 5/31/2012, 6:32 PM
Awesome! I am glad the crew is going to have a chance to see the best CBM to date!
113 - 5/31/2012, 7:00 PM
They should of been the first to see it!

Step yo game up Marvel.
Jimdlux - 5/31/2012, 10:18 PM
How much are ticket prices in orbit? Should bring it over the Avatar gross!
Superheromoviefan - 6/1/2012, 1:07 AM
this is just awesome
next stop, the Moon
arachnidzpr7 - 6/1/2012, 2:11 AM
[frick]k!!1 yeah!!! its going to be epic
legolad - 6/1/2012, 4:52 AM
Why are they doing this, don't they know this will alert Thanos and the rest of the universe. Demonstrating to them that the Earth ready is ready for a higher form of war...this is how intergalactic wars start lol
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