Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel's The Avengers Begins Production

The ultimate cinematic team-up has begun shooting!

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Production has commenced today in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated movie “Marvel’s The Avengers,” directed by Joss Whedon (“Serenity”) from a screenplay by Whedon.  The film will continue principal photography in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. Robert Downey, Jr. (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) returns as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man along with Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”) as Thor, Chris Evans (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Captain America, Jeremy Renner (“Thor,” “The Hurt Locker”) as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo (“The Kids Are Alright”) as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson (“Iron Man 2”) as Black Widow, Clark Gregg (“Iron Man,” “Thor”) as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) as Nick Fury.  Set for release in the US on May 4, 2012, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the first feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.  

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. The star studded cast of super heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature “Thor.”

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is being produced by Marvel Studios' President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patty Whitcher, and Jon Favreau. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce.

The creative production team also includes Oscar nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement”), production designer James Chinlund (“25th Hour”), Oscar winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”), Oscar winning visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs (“Iron Man 2,” “The Matrix”), visual effects producer Susan Pickett (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”), stunt coordinator R.A. Rondell (“Superman Returns”), and four-time Oscar nominated special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Iron Man,” “War of the Worlds”). The editors include Oscar nominated Paul Rubell (“Collateral”) and Jeffrey Ford (“Crazy Heart”).

Marvel Studios most recently produced “Iron Man 2” which was released in theatres on May 7, 2010. The sequel to “Iron Man,” starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson and Mickey Rourke, took the number one spot its first weekend with a domestic box office gross of $128.1 million. To date the film has earned over $620 million in worldwide box office receipts.

In the summer of 2008, Marvel produced the summer blockbuster movies, “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk.”  “Iron Man,” in which Robert Downey, Jr. originally dons the super hero’s powerful armor alongside co-stars Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges and Gwyneth Paltrow, was released May 2, 2008 and was an immediate box office success. Garnering the number one position for two weeks in a row, the film brought in over $100 million its opening weekend and grossed over $571 million worldwide. On June 13, 2008, Marvel released “The Incredible Hulk” marking its second number one opener of that summer. The spectacular revival of the iconic green goliath grossed over $250 million in worldwide box office receipts.

In addition to "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including "Thor" on May 6, 2011; "Captain America: The First Avenger" on July 22, 2011; and "Iron Man 3" on May 3, 2013.

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M4rv3lguy
M4rv3lguy

yeah there also miss ant man black panter and the wasp

edsonsilvadias
edsonsilvadias

there is one member of the avengers that i am missing ( the black panter)

corvair66
corvair66

Saw this coming a highway away..Marvel, how can one join the committee?

SASQWOK
SASQWOK

Personaly I always loved cap. His real heroism was willingness to take risk when all the odds were against him- liike being A human ginie pig. As for the changes in the marvel univers- younger audiance world has changed and this is needed to keep charactes relivent . ie Nick Fury who fought in WW2 would be way too old now so A change. I have Ideas myself on how to connect continuety between the two marvel universes but I dont write for them so it doesnt matter. Just Enjoy

lRedeemer
lRedeemer

If you would like to get technical The Human Torch was recently killed so therefore a crossover wont happen... just sayin

cuznofodin
cuznofodin

Lets see if disney gonna take care of the earths mightiest

gakedw
gakedw member

I just hate that they had to use the SHIELD angle for the creation of the Avengers. I know it plays out well in the Ultimate Universe, but in the normal Marvel Universe, keeping SHIELD out of their business was one of the best storylines of the series. The Avengers had to be able to operate outside the government while still cooperating with them to assure autonomy around the globe.

barnabae70
barnabae70

Cant wait, gonna be the best movie of the year when its out...i just dont like having Chris Evans as Captain America and the Human Torch.

meadfam
meadfam

just seen thor, (fabulous). Scenes of cap america first avenger look great. Looking soooo forward to the avengers.

ggsaywhat
ggsaywhat

I wonder if the hulk will look the same as he did in the 2008 movie

dbperez54
dbperez54 member

Great boy am I excited to see sneak peaks soon. I wonder who the villains are in this one.

alwc37
alwc37

Horrible, like all other marvel movie video games. They will probally give it to the same team that did those iron man games.....

lukeniggawalkka
lukeniggawalkka

You Newb, Spider-man couldnt be in the first rendition of the avengers, in fact it took him 50 years to be in any ongoing roster of the avengers. and besides the line up is going to be amazing, have a little faith in Marvel. FYI tron has always been a disney title, so get over it.

cris178
cris178

nooooooooo there are nly four avengers in this movie i dont even like thor grrr why couldnt spiderman be in it or even wolverine and it is by disney! am feeling very dissapointed thats the reason i didnt see tron was because it was disney film

ironman98rocks
ironman98rocks

coool cant wait to see this movie!!!!the avengers is gonna be one of the best movie of marvel!!

CaptCommander
CaptCommander

Movie would be ten times better with Edward Norton

CommanderJobson
CommanderJobson

I definitely have faith in a film directed & written by Joss Whedon with such an all star cast. It will be impossible for it to fail.

frankrocksyourpants
frankrocksyourpants

Well. The movies are loosely based on the main marvel world anyways. They kind of donned it as Marvel Studios Universe or something like that. And THAT is more loosely based on the ultimate universe, hence the character designs. It should all be good

skynet3
skynet3

Anyone reading fear itself ?

skynet3
skynet3

Anyone ready fear itself ?

MetalBox10
MetalBox10

yep is sad that ant-man is not there.

lolgaxe
lolgaxe

No Pym? Color me disappointed. He only came up with the idea and brought the team together.