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- Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man / Tony Stark
- Chris Evans as Captain America / Steve Rogers
- Mark Ruffalo as Hulk / Dr. Bruce Banner
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow / Agent Natasha Romanoff
- Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye / Agent Clint Barton
- Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson
- Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill
- Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig
- Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S.
- Alexis Denisof as The Other
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
- Jenny Agutter and Powers Boothe as World Security Councillors
- Maximiliano Hernández as Agent Jasper Sitwell
- Jerzy Skolimowski as Georgi Luchkov
- Damion Poitier as Thanos
- The Avengers currently holds a 93% certified fresh approval rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, with 256 of the 276 reviews being positive.
- With a rating of 8.4/10, it is on the 117th place of IMDB's Top 250 Movies.
- The world premiere was held at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012.
- The film broke numerous box office records, including the biggest opening weekend in North America and the fastest film to gross $1 billion. The Avengers grossed $1.51 billion worldwide, and became the third highest-grossing film of all time, behind James Cameron's Avatar and Titanic.
- Walt Disney Pictures retitled the film in the United Kingdom and Ireland to avoid confusion with the unrelated 1961 British TV series of the same title, which in turn had its own similarly titled movie adaptation. The film was retitled Avengers Assemble, after the popular catchphrase from the comic books. The reaction to the title change was mixed.
- Tony Stark mentions Life-Model Decoys when Agent Coulson comes to recruit him, saying, "You have reached the Life-Model Decoy of Tony Stark" in order to avoid him.
- In a scene ultimately deleted from the final film, Steven Rogers is shown reviewing files related to the Avengers Initative. Among them are files on the deceased Howard Stark, a retired Peggy Carter and a deceased James Falsworth and Jim Morita.
- When Tony Stark invites Bruce Banner to the Stark Tower, Banner declines saying, "Thanks. But the last time I was in New York, I kind of broke Harlem." This is a reference to his battle with the Abomination in the final act of The Incredible Hulk.
- A post credits scene was filmed on the 12th of April (after The Avengers world premiere). It features the six Avengers eating at the shawarma restaurant mentioned by Stark. Chris Evans had to wear a prosthetic face mask to hide his beard growth and further conceals the mask behind his hand as he eats. Due to the late filming of this scene it was not ready for the international release on the 25th, and therefore does not appear on The Avengers presentations in many countries.
- During the confrontation between Loki and Captain America, Rogers states that the last time he was in Germany he had a disagreement with a man in power standing high above everyone else. It is likely that he was referring to a confrontation he may have had with either fascist dictator Adolf Hitler or his own archnemesis the Red Skull.
- The Avengers is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be released by Walt Disney Pictures. Four of the preceding Marvel Studios productions (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger) were released by Paramount Pictures and The Incredible Hulk was released by Universal Studios. The Paramount logo appears on Avengers posters and the film's opening titles as part of the deal between Disney and Paramount. Walt Disney Pictures is not credited until the final moments after the credits.
- According to director Joss Whedon, Scarlett Johansson's participation in the film was in question early in the film's development. Because of this, Whedon's original script for the film included Wasp in her place.
- Disney and Sony Pictures agreed for OsCorp Tower from The Amazing Spider-Man to be included in the film, but the idea was dropped because much of the skyline had already been completed.
- The scene where Banner describes how he tried to shoot himself but failed was seen in a deleted scene of the Incredible Hulk, where Banner was in the Arctic. Captain America makes a cameo in this scene as well, where he and his shield are seen briefly as the ice shatters.
- Characters from Marvel's The Avengers
- Other things related to Marvel's The Avengers
- Film Gallery: Marvel's The Avengers
- Images from the film
Links and References
- Marvel films
- Marvel's The Avengers at Internet Movie Database
- See: Marvel's The Avengers on The Wiki
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Lesnick, Silas (18 December 2012). "Joss Whedon Says His Avengers Script Originally Included The Wasp". http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/174139-joss-whedon-says-his-avengers-script-originally-included-the-wasp. Retrieved 2 January 2013. ""There was a little bit of time where we thought we might not actually get Scarlett [Johansson]," he explains. "There was a very Waspy draft that I wrote. But it was way too Waspy. I was like, 'She's adorable! I'm just going to watch her!'""
- Da7e (11 June 2012). "How Spider-Man was Almost in 'The Avengers,' Sort Of". Latino Review. http://latino-review.com/2012/06/spider-man-the-avengers-sort/. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
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