Thor, Captain America, iron man, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow have finally assembled. As we already knew, Joss Whedon
has officially begun production on Marvel and Disney's mega superhero team up The Avengers
, aimed at a May 4, 2012 release. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Marvel has released a very teaserific image from the set as well as an official press release that once again confirms characters from Thor
, played by Tom Hiddleston
and Stellan Skarsgrd
, are indeed in the film. It also reveals the names of the rest of Whedon's creative team. Read the press release, which also contains your first "official" plot description and check out the photo after the jump.
We'll start you off with the full, official image.
And here's the press release.
Production has commenced today in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Marvel Studios' highly anticipated movie "Marvel's The Avengers," directed by Joss Whedon ("Serenity") from a screenplay by Whedon. The film will continue principal photography in Cleveland, Ohio and New York City. Robert Downey, Jr. ("iron man," "Iron Man 2) returns as the iconic Tony Stark/iron man along with Chris Hemsworth ("Thor") as Thor, Chris Evans ("Captain America: The First Avenger") as Captain America, Jeremy Renner ("Thor," "The Hurt Locker") as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo ("The Kids Are Alright") as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson ("Iron Man 2) as Black Widow, Clark Gregg ("iron man," "Thor") as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson ("iron man," "Iron Man 2) as Nick Fury. Set for release in the US on May 4, 2012, "Marvel's The Avengers" is the first feature to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.
Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in "iron man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," and "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's The Avengers" is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, "Marvel's The Avengers" brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. The star studded cast of super heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders ("How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as ...