The Avengers Film

The Avengers Film | Marvel's The Avengers 2012 Movie

The Avengers Film: It is an American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comic characters. The Avengers is directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige. The Avengers has three sequels named Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame respectively. Read about Marvel Movie in Order to Watch here.

The Avengers Film Plot

In the movie The Avengers, it is shown that in order to fight evil, all the mightiest heroes of the earth have to come on the same page. This time they are seen fighting against Loki and his team of aliens.

Loki is the adopted brother of none other than Thor. He made this plan so that he can become the king of the earth. However, it is not as easy as he thought it to be.  Seeing Loki and his army, Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, and Hawkeye decided to come together and restrict Loki from getting successful in his evil plan.

The Avengers Film | Marvel's The Avengers 2012 Movie
The Avengers Film | Marvel’s The Avengers 2012 Movie

The Avengers Marketing

The promotion of The Avengers started at San-Diego Comic-Con International, in 2010. At that event, a trailer was presented before the audience. That trailer was narrated by Samuel L.Jackson. In the month of July 2011, a teaser was leaked.

That teaser was supposed to be the post-credit scene of Captain America: The First Avengers. Unfortunately, it was leaked and got the attention of the audience. In the month of August 2011, the Walt Disney Studios’ film slate is presented before the audience in which The Avengers was also included.

The Avengers Film Released

At the time of releasing the movie, in February 2012, Disney announced that they are going to change the name of the movie in the united kingdom as the country already had a tv series of the same name. The team decided to do this so that there is no scope of confusion left.

The Avengers world premiere was organized on April 11, 2012, at Hollywood El Captain Theatre. The film was released theatrically on May 4, 2012, in the United States.

The Avengers Film Development

Avi Arad started the idealization of the movie as early as 2003. Avi Arad is the Chief Executive Officer of Marvel Studios. The first announcement regarding the movie was made in the year 2005. Marvel also discussed a lot of information about their upcoming movies with Wall Street Analysts.

Initially, they decided to release separate films for every superhero so that they can make the audience with the characters and then merge them all into a  single movie. Zak Penn, the writer of The Incredible Hulk started working for the film in the year 2006.

The casting of The Avengers started in the year 2008, in the month of October. Initially, it was assumed that Don Cheadle would be seen playing his Iron Man 2 characters but he later revealed that he is not playing any role in The Avengers and said that he did not think that his character would appear in the film.

Starcast of The Avengers Film

Following is the list of the cast of The Avengers along with the characters played by them in the movie:

The Avengers Film | Marvel's The Avengers 2012 Movie
The Avengers Film | Marvel’s The Avengers 2012 Movie
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man
  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner / Hulk
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki
  • Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
  • Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
  • Maximiliano Hernández as Jasper Sitwell

The Avengers Film Box Office | Budget

The Avengers was developed with a budget of $220 million. Talking about its Box office collection, The Avengers is the highest-grossing film ever released making it the highest-grossing movie released in 2012. Also, The Avengers is the highest-grossing movie coming from the house Disney.

The Avengers managed to earn a whopping amount of $623.4 million from the United States and Canada alone. It earned  $895.5 million from other remaining territories. In total, The Avengers earned $1.519 billion worldwide.

The Avengers Filming

The principal photography of The Avengers started in the year 2011, in the month of April in New Mexico. At that time, the working title of the project was Group Hug. In the month of June 2011, stuntman Jeremy Fitzgerald got injured while filming an action scene for the movie. Later, it was confirmed by the team that Jeremy is fine and started working again.

In the same month, a secondary shooting started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Later, in the month of August, production was shifted to Cleveland, Ohio.

The Avengers Critical Response

On IMDB, The Avengers Film has been rated 8.1 out of 10. Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is rated 91% fresh. “Thanks to a script that emphasizes its heroes’ humanity and a wealth of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies,” said the website’s consensus.

Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter said, “It’s clamorous, the save-the-world story is one everyone’s seen time and again, and the characters have been around for more than half a century in 500 comic book issues. But Whedon and his cohorts have managed to stir all the personalities and ingredients together so that the resulting dish, however familiar, is irresistibly tasty again.”

“Like a superior, state-of-the-art model built from reconstituted parts, Joss Whedon’s buoyant, witty, and robustly entertaining superhero smash-up is escapism of a sophisticated order, boasting a tonal assurance and rich reserves of humor that offset the potentially lumbering and unavoidably formulaic aspects of this 143-minute team-origin story,” said Justin Chang from Variety.

A.O. Scott from The New York Times said, “Like a superior, state-of-the-art model built from reconstituted parts, Joss Whedon’s buoyant, witty and robustly entertaining superhero smash-up is escapism of a sophisticated order, boasting a tonal assurance and rich reserves of humor that offset the potentially lumbering and unavoidably formulaic aspects of this 143-minute team-origin story.”

The Avengers Film Post Production

In the month December 2011, it was said by Disney that The Avengers will be converted into 3D. “I’m not a big fan of an extremely long lens, talky movies – I like to see the space I’m in and relate to it, so 3D kinda fits my aesthetic anyway. And the technology has advanced so far in the past couple of years,” said Whedon.

“There definitely are movies that shouldn’t be in 3D” but “The Avengers isn’t obnoxiously 3D. There’s no, ‘Oh look, we’re going to spend 20 minutes going through this tunnel because it’s in 3D!’ And no one is pointing at the screen the entire time. But it’s an action movie. Things tend to hurtle toward the screen anyway,” added Whedon.

The Avengers Music

In the month of November 2011, it was revealed by the team that Alan Silvestri would score for The Avengers. They chose Alan as he has previously worked with Captain America: The First Avenger and has done a pretty great job that time. The team knows that they can fully trust Alan.

“I’ve worked on films where there have been a number of stars and certainly worked on films where there have been characters of equal weight in terms of their level of importance and profile in the film, but this one is somewhat extreme in that regard because each of these characters has their own world and it’s a very different situation. It’s very challenging to look for a way to give everyone the weight and consideration they need, but at the same time the film is really about the coming together of these characters, which implies that there is this entity called the Avengers that really has to be representative of all of them together,” said Alan Silvestri.

The Avengers Film | Marvel's The Avengers 2012 Movie
The Avengers Film | Marvel’s The Avengers 2012 Movie

Do You Know?

Following are some hidden unknown facts about The Avengers Film you may need to know:

  • Initially, the movie was rated R. However, after three more attempts it finally managed to get a PG-13 rating by MPAA.
  • In the movie, Pepper Potts is many times seen wearing no shoes.
  • It was Robert Downey Jr. who motivated Mark Ruffalo to play the character of Hulk.
  • In the beginning, Tom Hiddleston has to encourage Chris Hemsworth to hit him and he actually regrated it later.

The Avengers has everything you could expect from a team-up superhero film. The acting of the actors was top-notch. The team has done a pretty great job in making an amazing film that will stay in the minds of the audience for a really long time. The movie is backed by a great back story. Apart from some random flaws, that movie has everything to amaze the audience.

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