The Avengers Movie (2012) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

The Avengers

May 4, 2012
2hr 23min
Status: released

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  • The Avengers (Marvel’s The Avengers) is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name.
  • It is the sixth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as well as the final film in Phase One of the MCU.
  • Three sequels have been released: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
  • The film’s development began when Marvel Studios received a loan from Merrill Lynch in April 2005. After the success of the film Iron Man in May 2008, Marvel announced that The Avengers would be released in July 2011 and would bring together Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Rogers (Chris Evans), Banner (at the time Edward Norton), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) from Marvel’s previous films.
  • With the signing of Johansson as Romanoff in March 2009, Renner as Barton in June 2010, and Ruffalo replacing Norton as Banner in July 2010, the film was pushed back for a 2012 release.
  • Whedon was brought on board in April 2010 and rewrote the original screenplay by Zak Penn.
  • Production began in April 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio in August and New York City in September. The film has more than 2,200 visual effects shots.
  • The Avengers premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on April 11, 2012, and was released in the United States on May 4, as the final film in Phase One of the MCU. The film received praise for Whedon’s direction and screenplay, visual effects, action sequences, acting, and musical score.
  • The Avengers grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, setting numerous box office records and becoming the third-highest-grossing film of all time at the time of its release and the highest-grossing film of 2012, as well as the first Marvel production to generate $1 billion in ticket sales.
  • In 2017, The Avengers was featured as one of the 100 greatest films of all time in an Empire magazine poll.
  • It received a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 85th Academy Awards, among numerous other accolades.