The big budget feature, to be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures in 2012, is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, created in the 1960's by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby.
In the movie, 'Nick Fury', director of the peacekeeping organization 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' recruits 'Iron Man', 'Hulk', 'Thor' and 'Captain America' to save the world from destruction.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer") , "The Avengers" stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Cobie Smulders.
"There's a 'thunder god'," said Whedon, "there's a green 'ID' giant rage monster, there's 'Captain America' from the 1940s and there's 'Tony Stark' (aka 'Iron Man') who definitely doesn't get along with anybody.
"Ultimately these people don't belong together and the whole movie is about finding yourself from community.
"And finding that you not only belong together but you need each other, very much.
As part of the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe', "The Avengers" crosses over several Marvel superhero films including "Iron Man" (2008), "The Incredible Hulk' (2008), "Iron Man 2" (2010), "Thor' (2011) and "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) .
Fans can also get a sneak peek of the film, in the trailer for Marvel Studios upcoming Blu-ray/DVD "Captain America: The First Avenger", available October 25, 2011 :
"...the two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high definition presentation of the film, plus a standard definition presentation with a digital copy.
"'Captain America: The First Avenger' also boasts over an hour of behind-the-scenes bonus material.
"Included is an original Marvel short film, an 'exclusive sneak peek' into the ultimate Super Hero team, Marvel's 'The Avengers', six featurettes that go behind-the-scenes of the filmmaking process, deleted scenes and a whole lot more..."
The Avengers is scheduled to be released in North America, May 4, 2012.
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