One of the most anticipated comic adaptation, The Avengers is an American superhero film announced in April 2005 and is to be based upon the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. The film is intended to be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which crosses over several Marvel superhero films including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. The Avengers has an announced release date of May 4, 2012.
Joss Whedon announced at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International that he’s officially directing The Avengers.
Chris Evans has been cast as Steve Rogers / Captain America as part of a deal to star in three Marvel films, in addition to The Avengers.
Robert Downey Jr. is slated to reprise his role of Tony Stark / Iron Man. He was cast as part of his four-picture deal with Marvel Studios, which includes Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.
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