The Avengers London Premiere – The Boys

Posted on April 20, 2012

These boys are driving us nuts with their inconsistency. One premiere they’re looking fine; the next, they look like they all swapped suits at the last second. Are they only using stylists for every other premiere?


Chris Hemsworth

This looks pretty good. A bit on the shiny side, but at least it’s not black and shiny. He really should skip the vests from now on. They don’t suit him, just like they don’t suit most really large men. But his shirts never look like they fit him correctly.

Okay, Thor. We get it. You put that baby in her.


Clark Gregg

Tieless, unbuttoned black shirt? Oh, Clark. You’ve let Hemsworth and Renner’s bad decisions rub off on you. This is not your look. Also, you should button your jacket and your shoes look kind of beat up.

Jeremy Renner

Thank GOD he ditched the Vegas hitman look, but what the hell is going on with his cuffs? AND HEM YOUR PANTS.


Mark Ruffalo

Wow, he’s really giving face, isn’t he? This is about as good as we can expect from him, what with his apparent narcolepsy and everything.


Robert Downey Jr.

Seriously, how hard is it to wear a suit and a pair of dress shoes for a couple of hours without looking like a homeless person? And apparently he got his shirt from the same place Renner got his.


Tom Hiddleston

Trying too hard. Yes, we’re cranky now. Do you blame us? Smulders and Johannson are sporting tight dresses, 4-inch heels and at least a couple hours’ worth of hair and makeup and some of these sad excuses can’t even be bothered to put the effort in? Bad form, boys.

But fine. We shouldn’t take it out on Tom, who at least has all his buttons done, his tie in place (even if it is pretty sloppily done), and properly hemmed pants. How sad that such things are noteworthy. By the time this press tour is done, we’ll be praising all the men for not having pee tracks on their pants.


[Photo Credit: Landmark/PR Photos, Getty]

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  • norseofcourse

    Is RDJr. wearing snow boots?! C’mon!

    • formerlyAnon

      Yeah, my first thought on seeing him was “what? Are those duck boots? Hiking boots? WHY are they on his feet? Did they make him ford a stream between the car and the venue?”

      • siriuslover

        I think he looks gorgeous!

  • I think that Mark Ruffalo looks the best of the bunch and that’s unexpected.  I love his suit and the kerchief and tie.  Sharp.

    • But he still looks a little skeevy from the neck up. Love the kerchief.

  • “Wow, he’s really giving face, isn’t he? This is about as good as we can expect from him, what with his apparent narcolepsy and everything.”

    This had me in quite a laughing fit.  I love cranky TLo.

    • jessieroset

      Seriously.  That last Ruffalo pic is lol levels of funny.

      • DCSheehan

        It looks like those porn pics where they stick a celeb’s face on a naked body. Pity they didn’t stick his face on someone with better clothes.

        Disclaimer: I’ve never seen those porn pics but imagine this is what they look like… 🙂

  • BrooklynBomber

    Dear RD,Jr.,
    When I wrote yesterday and suggested it was time for you to grow up and ditch the sneakers, I assumed you’d undertand that I did not mean you should replace them with duck boots. 
    Love, BB

  • snarkykitten

    I wonder, when the baby comes, is Thor going to act like every other celeb and behave like he’s the only person on earth to have ever knocked a woman up?

    • Mary Pressler

      Every other celeb?  Try every other person! 

      Ugh, I’m right at that age where ppl start having their first kid, so maybe I’m just cranky.

      • RebeccaKW

         “Hey, my cousin’s friend’s neighbor just had a baby!  I’ve attached 30 pictures.  I’ll be calling in you in 20 minutes to ask if you’ve looked at every one.”

        Seriously, I love babies and I think they are cute, but I have no desire to look at tons of pictures of a baby whose parents I don’t know nor have I even met.  And if I do know the parents…1-2 pictures will suffice.

    • I read it as “No, I don’t have a fat wife. See? She’s just pregnant.”

    • rawrgrowlrawr

      It reminds me of the Garfunkel and Oates song “Pregnant Women are Smug.” 

      • Gosh, I love that song. And G&O! Thanks for reminding me 😛 

  • Carla_Charlton

    Agreeing with everything — and laughing hard at the sidebars.

  • HM3

    Say what you will about Thor and She-Ra, those two make one good-looking couple.

    • formerlyAnon

      Exactly what I kept thinking as I looked. Maybe they’re in some secret celebrity breeding program?

      • alyce1213

        “secret celebrity breeding program”

        Hysterical.  But it doesn’t always work, e.g. Bruce Willis + Demi Moore = not so much

        • HM3

          Ah, to be genetically-superior…

  • Spicytomato1

    Yeah, sigh, not much to get worked up about. Hemsworth is my favorite, I think. But the “hand on wife’s pregnant belly” shot is icky to me. It seems too intimate. Although I’m probably not the best judge of that…I didn’t even want to go to work when pregnant, squeamish with fear that my mere presence would remind people about how I ended up in that state.

    • I agree.  It’s almost equivalent to putting his hand on her ass in order to signal other males to stay away.

      • formerlyAnon


    • Kayceed

      Your modesty is charming.

    • MilaXX

       It’s only icky because he’s over giving the “Oh yeah, I impregnated her” porno face along with it.

      • MissAnnieRN

        I agree – I have a wedding photo wearing an eerily similar dress to hers, only mine was red with my husband doing the same thing.  Only I’m laughing my ass off in the photo, so you can tell it’s kind of a parody. 

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        We can just be grateful that Chris Hemsworth didn’t bust out singing “She’s having my baby” while on the RC.

  • hughman

    That jacket and bow-tie on Hiddleston looks very “Glee-y”. Yikes.

  • I’d love it if RDJ would take his glasses off.Honestly beautiful eyes don’t deserve purple glasses.

  • Kayceed

    I always feel like RDJr is trying to give Johnny Depp a run for the money in the weird red carpet gear but just won’t go that extra mile (headgear and random bandannas.)

    • buildmeatower

      He reminds me a /lot/ of Depp in these pictures. Which isn’t necessarily a /bad/ thing (I will forgive Johnny Depp practically anything, you see) but you’d think someone as carefully “quirky” as Downey Jr. would scrutinize pictures of other stars and be careful not to copy them.

      I still like Downey Jr. though. He’s at least easy to pick out of a crowd even when you’ve never seen one of his movies and only know him (and practically everyone featured on this blog) from two years of following TLo.

    • You can have them both/

  • Maggie Muellner

    And are Jeremy Renner’s feet really that big or is he wearing pointy turned up toe clown shoes?

    • crash1212

       My first thought upon gazing upon Jeremy Renner…”does he have clown shoes on?”. What is up with that?

    • Spicytomato1

      I know, they look crazy, like he probably tripped every few steps as he sauntered down the red carpet.

    • MilaXX

       They look like he lost his and borrowed a pair from his taller costars

    • He’s secretly a Hobbit…

    • alyce1213

      Makes me wonder if the old adage about big feet is true.  Just wondering . . .

  • janetjb

    RDJ’s shoes made me burst out laughing.  That smirk says “yes I am wearing snow shoes, what about it?” 

  • Yes, Renner’s pants are too long…he should take them off (preferably in my bedroom.)  🙂

  • MilaXX

    Jennifer Gray is out posing them all and she’s not even in the movie! All the guys look a hot mess, even my beloved RDJ. I can cosign sneakers worn in a witty, tongue in cheek manner, but scuffed boots? No, not ever.

    • Spicytomato1

      I noticed that, too, and the effect is unsettlingly Posh Beckham-like.

    • MissAnnieRN

      True – though I think her dress is too tight.  All those puckers.  Either that or it looks like she needs to hike it down a few inches.

    • AudreysMom

      is that who that is? I honestly thought it was Kathleen Quinlan – continuing to look really good.

  • MilaXX

    What is going on with Hiddleston’s zipper? Did the men get their suits from the good will bin?

  • Kate4queen

    At least they are smiling! (looking desperately for something positive to say)

  • Scimommy

    I don’t know what’s wrong with me. RDJ can seriously do no wrong in my book. He is wearing snow boots, for God’s sake, and I think he looks adorable!

  • guest2visits

    Hemsworth and his bride are pretty incredible human specimens. On my screen however; they are clashing.
    (Take that, mighty Thor!)    Once again; RDJ is looking even more delectable. His shoes work for me. I think Ruffalo has
    found his suit; it’s a good shade and it gives him a clean-cut profile; he actually has a good form! Renner has also chosen wisely;
    much better than the last light-suit. I would have liked Hiddleston’s but that shiny edging on the jacket was awful.
    Unfortunately; Gregg had the short straw; this was a kind of cheapy-looking suit.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    oh Jennifer Gray, every time i see the woman who no longer resembles you in any way i feel sad…

    • I did not realize that was her until someone upthread posted her name.  When I saw her in the picture with whoever that dude is, I thought she looked like a crazed plastic harpy, and since she was unnamed, I amended my thought to “generic crazed plastic harpy” — to find out this is BABY?  Crushed.  ;-;

  • formerlyAnon

    Huh. Now I see that apparently RDJr. DID have to climb mountains and ford streams on his way between the car & the venue. Because the knot on that tie is not the knot of a man who looked in the mirror, tied his tie correctly, and then sauntered nonchalantly along corridors, through lobbies and across narrow gaps of sidewalk to arrive at the red carpet.

    Tom Hiddleston, you are adorable.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Is RDJr levitating or what?  His heavy boots seem to be actually hovering over the carpet.

  • Little_Olive

    I cannot believe you did not comment on Hemsworth’s streak-dye job circa 1996. After that everything became a blur.

  • Is that Jennifer Grey with Clark Gregg? (Wikis) OMG, I did not know they were married! She looks great if faintly mermaid-vampy.

    • alyce1213

      I don’t know if you saw her on DWTS; he was there in the audience every week.  Very cute couple.

  • turtleemily

    Was Chris Evans not invite to these or something?

  • ampg

    Is Jeremy Renner wearing French cuffs that aren’t doubled over properly?  My husband did that once (didn’t realize which shirt he grabbed for a wedding) and it looked sort of like that.  

  • schadenfreudelicious

    am i the only one who noticed the odd optical illusion happening in the first pic of Tom Hiddleston involving the foot of the person standing behind him?? 😉

    • Ha, I was just about to say! That is an unfortunately-placed foot.

    • Ogden1990

      Imagine if it had been one of Jeremy Renner’s feet….

  • Look at the second photo of RDJ. With that much personality, who cares what he’s wearing?

  • Roman000

    Holy hell that lady looks like she’s ready to pop.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    You’d better not take it out too hard on Hiddleston, though, because you’ve already gone out at one matinée idol this week. Also, he looks like at least he put some effort into it, even if his skin tone is faintly Boehner-y. 

  • RDJ can wear purple glasses and still look hot. The shoes are secondary. I wouldn’t even mind if he wore a hat indoors. (Mad Style reference). 

  • another_laura

    BWAH!!  Thanks, guys, for the laughter this Friday afternoon.

    What I like to say for women goes the same for men.  Get.  A.  Fitting.  

    There is just no excuse for the too-short, too-long or nonexistent cuffs, the ill-fitting and badly hemmed pants!  

  • drdirection

    That first pic of RDJ is so weird.  It looks like he is hovering above the red carpet.  It’s like he’s been cut and pasted.

  • There should be a happy medium between Renner’s sleeve length and cuffs and Ruffalo’s.  It doesn’t seem like any of the guys got that right – maybe RDJ, but it’s hard to tell with the rumpledness.

    Now we know what ScarJo will look like pregnant.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      i thought that was her. i couldnt understand how she was totally unpregnant yesterday & had twins onboard for only a few more moments remaining today. i had to look at wikipedia to be de-convinced of my error. wow.

  • TSkot

    Hey, sometimes you just can’t help those pee tracks!

  • NurseEllen

    That would be one seriously sharp suit Ruffalo is wearing, except for the extra pocket flap on his right side.  I hate “asymmetry for no particular reason”, as this is.  The tie and pocket hanky are great.  I haven’t a single guess about the ridiculous cuff lengths sported by Renner and Downey; I hope this is not a menswear red carpet micro-trend (thanks TLo for coining yet another great phrase).  “Pee tracks on their pants”…….priceless, although the visual is not so great.

  • quiltrx

    I had no idea that Thor was married to Beyond Re-Animator girl!  The kid should be really pretty. 🙂

    I’ve decided to stop looking at anything on Mark Ruffalo except that HAIR.  I’ve always had a thing about men with dark curly hair…I’d love to sit and run my fingers through it for a few hours.

  • Mark’s got quite a bit of product in his hair. Clearly against his will.

  • cmb92191

    Why does RDJ have Johnny Depp’s purple glasses?   Why?   At least he isn’t wearing Justin Beiber’s sneakers. 

  • Santino Chimpanzee

     I was about to resist the Hemsworth & Pataky praise with an off-handed “she looks like trash and he looks like a date rapist” … but I’m trying to resist taking out my self-loathing on hapless celebrities.

  • Oh wow, that color blue is really doing a lot for Chris and I like how it kind of complements his wife’s dress. No wonder he can’t stop touching the bump. Considering his shooting schedule this is probably the first time he’s seen it 0_o.

    Hiddles, I want to love you and you’re sporting my favorite hair/beard combo, but I hate that jacket.

  • bluefish

    Elsa Pataki with Chris H. in the first photo.   They all look kind of punchy — maybe tired.  Must be a big fat bore to do all this runway stuff day in day out.  Love the RDJ smile — more than makes up for the vagaries in footwear.

  • bellafigura1

    Is Jeremy Renner’s face getting smaller?  This Avengers junket is making me lust him less.  I’m starting to revise my support of him taking on Bourne. 

  • Vera L-

    RDJ looks like he is levitating in that first pic. Most peculiar

  • A. Valera

    Why do all of the men look orange?  Do they ALL have terrible fake tans or is the lighting just making them look that way?

  • alyce1213

    After Chris Hemsworth, who looks fabulous, I just started laughing and couldn’t stop, especially when I got to the Renner and Downey supercuffs.  (TLo – How can you tell whether or not Hemsworth’s shirt fits? – from the little bit visible, it looks ok to me)

    You let Hiddleston off WAY too easy.  That piping is ridiculous – he looks like a toy soldier, an Austrian guide, the maitre d’ at a Vegas lounge, whatever.   I hate that on men’s suits – so tacky.  And his poorly tied bowtie is as bad an offense as RDJ’s poorly tied tie.

    Anyway, your comments were particularly funny.

  • VeratheGun

    What’s wrong with me?  I think they all look just FINE.  Hemsworth and his pretty wife are adorable.  RDJ can just do no wrong with me right now–he wears everything with such panache.  Renner, Gregg and Ruffalo–not BAD, per se.   And Hiddleston is yummy as always.  Now where’s my boy, Chris Evans?  “Cuz he lit it up the other night in that plaid suit.

  • nannypoo

    I don’t think any of them tried very hard, and Mark Ruffalo needs to shave, but I am always here to defend the adorable Robert Downey Jr. Look at that face! Could he be any cuter? I think his cuffs are unbuttoned for some sort of fashion statement, unlike the other guy who is just wearing clothes that don’t fit. And he likes unexpected shoes, that’s all. I hate goatees, which in my opinion make the wearer look like a vagina, but on RDK I can forgive anything.

  • Lina_bee

    Awww, the Hemsworth+wife+baby shots kind of completely make up for the rest of this. They’re adorable and their blue and green coordinate really well. Beyond that, um. Hiddleston’s legs are way too long for skinny-cut pants. He looks like a very happy daddy-long-legs.

  • Hush, you bunch of meanies. My movie boyfriend gave a bum a Big Mac for those shoes and he looks adorable!!!

  • Lisa

    OMG, ARE THOR AND HIS WIFE GOING TO HAVE A BABY?  I wouldn’t have ever guessed! 😉

    And I’m sorry, hobo shoes aside, RDJ is just the cutest thing on earth!

  • eight_of_nine

    RDJ is looking cranky, huh?  Clearly Susan needs to come and cheer him up.

  • RDJ looks so smug in that second picture…as if to say…TLo, I ditched the tennis shoes, but what about these fugly boots?  

  • Those sleeve cuffs … it looks like they’re wearing French cuffs without cufflinks, folded out. I’ve never seen this before. Is this the new big thing, or just some fad?

  • SapphoPoet

    Jeremy Renner’s suit jacket shrunk in the wash.

  • glennethph

    Tom Hiddleston as Loki reminds me of Johnny Weir. Tom Hiddleston as himself makes me think of Clay Aiken.

  • Puckndc

    I’d comment more, but I’m heading out for Ca. in a minute and getting a job as a mens stylist….these guys are all a joke..

  • bitterk

    Robert Downey Jr’s shoes are worthy of a post themselves. Seriously dude?   Love the caption “We get it, you put the baby there.”  HAAAAAA

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  • Kyle Crawford

    Is it just me or is Mrs. Thor looking very Johansson ??  and seriously, Baby is looking just like one of the RHoNJ… the one that got kicked off…. 

  • I think Jeremy Renner is just not meant to wear a traditional suit. He needs something edgier, more rugged looking. Does such a garment exist that can still be red carpet friendly? 

  • margaret meyers

    I like Tom Hiddeston’s clearly hand-tied bow tie, but is that a satin waist band on his tuxedo pants?  Are men doing that now?

  • Cousin_Rose

    TLO, you need to look at Scandal!

  • Why does Chris Hemsworth always look so delicious on-screen and so douchey off-screen?

  • frankystein123

    Wow, shocking isn’t isn’t it, that only the British gentleman looked anywhere presentable.

    No, it’s not.

  • Tom looks great, as usual!