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Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ Begins Production

Marvel super heroes assemble to commence principal photography in preparation for May 4, 2012 film 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 SHIELD, 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 SHIELD, as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature “Thor.”

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patty Whitcher, and Jon Favreau. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce.

The creative production team also includes Oscar® nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement”), production designer James Chinlund (“25th Hour”), Oscar winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”), Oscar winning visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs (“Iron Man 2,” “The Matrix”), visual effects producer Susan Pickett (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”), stunt coordinator R.A. Rondell (“Superman Returns”), and four-time Oscar nominated special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Iron Man,” “War of the Worlds”). The editors include Oscar nominated Paul Rubell (“Collateral”) and Jeffrey Ford (“Crazy Heart”).

(Photo from left to right: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Clark Gregg (SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo ( Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk), and writer/Director Joss Whedon.)

14 Comments on Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ Begins Production

  1. panalo talaga ang THOR! And kahit pangit c Thor bagay cla ni Jane, may chemistry hehehe

  2. i dont even wnt to speak insulting words pero para kay flo at kapusong totoo youre really justifying ung accusations na bobo at walang ka class class ang mga kapuso the avengers was created as far as the 1950’s pa, kaya nga ung character ni captain america is a world war 2 hero battling nazi villains. para sabihin nyong ginaya to sa captain barbell nakakahiya kau baka may makabasang mga foreigner sa pinagsususlat niyo dito icipin nila lhat ng pinoy ay mga bobo at walang alam

  3. May made-for-TV movie na GAYA-GAYA sa THOR! Iyon ay ALMIGHY THOR, by “THE ASYLUM”, HOLLYWOOD’S GAYA-GAYA AUTHORITY!

  4. WOW ang masasabi ko sa THOR! good acting by the cast, good pacing of story, hanep na visual effects, right amount of romance, drama, and comedy, buff and hunky body of Thor, and a beautiful leading lady…… what more can you ask

    Thor is highly recommended:)

  5. kapamilya // April 29, 2011 at 8:01 am //

    guys panoorin niyo ang THOR. sulit ang bayad niyo. awesome movie!!!

  6. Anonymous // April 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm //

    napakaluwag ng turnilyo ng flo na yan, typical kapuso moron..

  7. Anonymous // April 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm //

    @4-7 wag bida bida. manood na lang kayo! bwahahaha

  8. The Avengers actually hindi ginaya ng Captain Barbell. (parehong galing sa comics.)

  9. Hahaha nakakatawa si 4 and 5 ngayon nyo lang b narinig ito first of all galing po ito sa komiks try looking for it sa comic alley pantapat po ito ng marvel sa justice league tsaka nanood b kayo ng ironman 2, at thor nito lng laging sa ending merong about sa avengers and lastly yung sa captain barbell eh gawagawa lng yan ng gma7 bagong story ang alam ko ngang kasama niya eh si darna eh

  10. kapusong totoo // April 28, 2011 at 5:37 am //

    oo nga no… flop talaga yan….ginaya pa ang superhumans ng captain barbel… me team team pa…yucks..

  11. flop gaya gaya sa captain barbell

  12. panis lagi ang kanguso at penoy tv // April 28, 2011 at 2:41 am //

    nice…

  13. wow im excited for this!

  14. cool.
    manonood ako nito!
    :)

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