"The Avengers" will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, May 4, 2012.
The film 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.
Obviously this will be expressed through 'punching'.. .but it will be the heart of the film."
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) .
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