The Avengers (2012)

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  Chris as: Thor
  Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
  Director: Joss Whedon
  Written by: Joss Whedon
  Release Date: May 4, 2012
  Genre: Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy
 Rated: N/A
 Runtime: N/A

A plot synopsis for The Avengers is currently not available.

Trivia & Facts

– Edward Norton was originally set to reprise his role from The Incredible Hulk (2008) but negotiations between him and Marvel Studios broke down. Norton was replaced with Mark Ruffalo.

– Jeremy Renner was said to be taking archery lessons for his role as Hawkeye.

– The first Marvel film to be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

– Before Mark Ruffalo was cast as The Hulk, Joaquin Phoenix was rumored for the part.

– Morena Baccarin, Jessica Lucas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Cobie Smulders screen tested for the role of Agent Maria Hill. Smulders was eventually cast.

– Chris Hemsworth had to increase and expand his dietary/food intake in order to maintain the physique he built up for Thor (2011).

– Tom Hiddleston describes Loki in this film as having evolved since Thor (2011): “How pleasant an experience is it to disappear into a wormhole that was created by some super-nuclear explosion of his own making? I think by the time Loki shows up he’s seen a few things and has bigger things in mind than just his brother and Asgard…”

– Loki is the mastermind who brought the Kree-Skrull war to Earth, thus requiring the Avengers’ formation. This is in keeping with the comics, where he was (indirectly) responsible for manipulating a chain of disasters which brought together the Avengers in the first place.

Movie Quotes

Nick Fury: “There came a day unlike any other when Earth’s mightiest heroes found themselves united… Avengers, assemble!”