The Avengers 2012
The Avengers 2012
premiered on April 11, 2012, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. The film received positive reviews from most film critics and set numerous box office records, including the biggest opening weekend in North America, tied the record for the fastest film to gross $1 billion worldwide and became the third highest-grossing film.
The Avengers Plot
The Asgardian Loki encounters the Other, the leader of an alien race known as the Chitauri. In exchange for retrieving the Tesseract,2 a powerful energy source of unknown potential, the Other promises Loki a Chitauri army with which he can subjugate the Earth. Nick Fury, director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and his lieutenant Agent Maria Hill arrive at a remote research facility during an evacuation, where physicist Dr. Erik Selvig is leading a research team experimenting on the Tesseract. Agent Phil Coulson explains that the object has begun radiating an unusual form of energy. The Avengers the Tesseract suddenly activates and opens a portal, allowing Loki to reach Earth. Loki takes the Tesseract and uses his scepter to enslave Selvig and several agents, including Clint Barton, to aid him in his getaway.
The Avengers In the first of two post-credits scenes, the Other confers with his master3 about the attack on Earth; in a second scene, the Avengers eat in silence at a shawarma restaurant.
The Avengers Cast
* Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
*Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
* Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner / Hulk
*Chris Hemsworth as Thor
*Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
*Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
*Tom Hiddleston as Loki
*Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
*Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
*Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig
*Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
The Avengers Development
Avi Arad, the CEO of Marvel Studios, first announced plans to develop the film in April 2005, after Marvel Enterprises declared independence by allying with Merrill Lynch to produce a slate of films that would be distributed by Paramount Pictures. Marvel discussed their plans in a brief presentation to Wall Street analysts; the studio's intention was to release individual The Avengers films for the main characters—to establish their identities and familiarize audiences with them—before merging the characters together in a crossover film.The Avengers Screenwriter Zak Penn, who wrote The Incredible Hulk (2008),
The Avengers Box office
Pre-release audience tracking showed that interest for the film was "incredibly strong", with interest very high among men and strong among women. The tracking suggested that The Avengers the film could gross over $125 million during its three-day opening weekend in North America, with online ticket pre-sales selling out.Further tracking suggested that the gross could exceed $150 million. The Avengers tracked ahead of 2008's The Dark Knight ($158.4 million) and 2012's The Hunger Games ($152.5 million)
Directed by Joss Whedon Produced by Kevin Feige Screenplay by Joss Whedon Story by Zak Penn Joss Whedon