- Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Cobie Smulders, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Amanda Righetti, Tom Hiddleston, Lou Ferrigno, Clark Gregg, Jenny Agutter, Joseph M. Abbott, Logan Bennett, Johnathon Johnson, Bob Kaye, Darren Kendrick, Evan Kole, Lyle Lovett, Sean P. McCarthy, Walter Perez, Frank Powers, Alicia Sixtos
- Director: Joss Whedon
- Writers: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn
- Producer: Kevin Feige
- Co Producer: Victoria Alonso
- Executive Producers: Avi Arad, Louis D'Esposito, Jon Favreau, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Patricia Whitcher
- Art Directions: Jann K. Engel, Billy Hunter, Richard L. Johnson
- Castings: Sarah Finn, Randi Hiller
- Costume Design: Alexandra Byrne
- D.O.P.: Seamus McGarvey
- Editors: Jeffrey Ford, Paul Rubell
- Makeup: John Blake
- Music: Alan Silvestri
- Production Design: James Chinlund
- Set Decoration: Victor J. Zolfo
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 superhero 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 SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: New York City, USA; Los Angeles, USA; Michigan, USA; New Mexico, USA
- Production Budget: $220 million
- Production Companies: Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Studios
- Production Schedule: 25 April 2011 - September 2011
2012 Guide Analysis: "Though it sounds a slam dunk on paper, it's hard to deny that the 'Avengers' tie-in elements in the lead-up films to this event - "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and "Captain America"- have proven the worst parts of each respective film.
Still, years of planning and fan anticipation finally come to fruition for Marvel Studios and it has one of the biggest weekend's of the year to itself which should ensure bumper box-office.
The choice of "Buffy" and "Firefly" creator Whedon as writer/director should make for some fun banter and character scenes, the question is more if this whole endeavour will work in terms of overall storyline and big scale theatrics.
The first trailer certainly got fans of these characters fired up, even if Downey Jr. pretty much walked all over his co-stars. Will it be worth the wait? More importantly what the hell are they going to do with Hulk and the Skrulls?"