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The Avengers

Year:
Duration:
143 min
Genres:
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
8.2
Director:
Joss Whedon
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 31 wins & 65 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Filming Locations: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Earnings
Budget: $220,000,000
Opening Weekend: $207,438,708 (USA) (6 May 2012)
Gross: $623,357,910 (USA) (27 April 2013)
Cast
Actor
Character
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
The Avengers
Lou Ferrigno
Lou Ferrigno
The Avengers
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
The Avengers
Chris Evans
Steve Rogers
Mark Ruffalo
Bruce Banner
Chris Hemsworth
Thor
Jeremy Renner
Clint Barton
Tom Hiddleston
Loki
Clark Gregg
Agent Phil Coulson
Cobie Smulders
Agent Maria Hill
Stellan Skarsgård
Selvig
Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury
Gwyneth Paltrow
Pepper Potts
Paul Bettany
Jarvis
Alexis Denisof
The Other
Tina Benko
NASA Scientist
Jerzy Skolimowski
Georgi Luchkov
Kirill Nikiforov
Weaselly Thug
Jeff Wolfe
Tall Thug
M'laah Kaur Singh
Young Girl
Rashmi Rustagi
Calcutta Woman
Powers Boothe
World Security Council
Jenny Agutter
World Security Council
Arthur Darbinyan
World Security Council
Donald Li
World Security Council
Warren Kole
Carrier BridgeTechs
Alicia Sixtos
Carrier BridgeTechs
Jesse Garcia
Carrier BridgeTechs
Maximiliano Hernández
Agent Jasper Sitwell
Dieter Riesle
Gala Scientist
Kenneth Tigar
German Old Man
Walter Perez
Young Shield Pilot
Harry Dean Stanton
Security Guard
Josh Cowdery
Maintenance Guy
Ashley Johnson
Waitress
Katsumi Komatsu
Japanese Family
Yumiko Komatsu
Japanese Family
Momoko Komatsu
Japanese Family
Robert Clohessy
Police Sergeant
Enver Gjokaj
Young Cop
Fernanda Toker
Office Woman
Andrea Vecchio
News Reporter
Robin Swoboda
News Reporter
Brent McGee
Faceless Pilot
Jamie McShane
Celebration Montage Interviewee
Michael Zhang
Celebration Montage Interviewee
William Christopher Stephens
Celebration Montage Interviewee (as Wiliams Christopher Stevens)
Kelley Robins
Celebration Montage Interviewee (as Kelley Robins Hicks)
Romy Rosemont
Shawna Lynde
James Eckhouse
Senator Boynton
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
Pat Kiernan
Pat Kiernan
Damion Poitier
Man #1
Thomas Roberts
Thomas Roberts
Catherine Anderson
German Pedestrian (uncredited)
Ricardo Andres
Lentil Merchant (uncredited)
Logan Bennett
SHIELD Agent
Mayank Bhatter
Celebration Montage Man Shaving Beard (uncredited)
Sharita Bone
Gala Guest (uncredited)
Jason Botsford
Museum Gala Patron (uncredited)
Mary Kate Campbell
Stuttgart Biergarten patron (uncredited)
Gene N. Chavez
Shield Guard (uncredited)
Layla Cushman
Gala Guest (uncredited)
Robert Dean
Soldier (uncredited)
Rick Dremann
Museum Gala Guest (uncredited)
Jeffrey Feingold
Captain Putz (uncredited)
Rod Fielder
Pedestrian
Eric Frank
Stuttgart Citizen
Israel Hall
Shield Agent
Carmen Dee Harris
Museum Gala Patron (uncredited)
Alexander Christopher Jones
Mercenary (uncredited)
Mike Karban
Pedestrian
Demoine Kinney
Shield Agent
Andrew Knode
Stuttgart Citizen
Annette Lawless
Hostage (uncredited)
Kimberly J. Mahoney
Limo Driver (uncredited)
Todd Manes
Helicarrier Medical Team Leader (uncredited)
Jorge Mardel
Stuttgart Driver (uncredited)
Tiffany Sander McKenzie
Civilian (uncredited)
Michael McMillan
Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Sean Meehan
Guard (uncredited)
Jillian Morgese
Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)
Holly Neelie
Gala Museum Patron (uncredited)
Caleb Daniel Noal
Extra (uncredited)
Joseph O'Brien
New York City Pedestrian (uncredited)
Nate Paige
New York Pedestrian (uncredited)
Martin Palmer
Shiel Employee (uncredited)
Caleb Pieplow
Extra (uncredited)
Alexander Daniel Pimentel
Helicarrier shield agent (uncredited)
Frank Powers
S.H.I.EL.D Agent - Loki Escort
Jaime Powers
SHEILD Agent (uncredited)
Brent Reichert
Stuttgart Gala Patron (uncredited)
Kelly Ruble
S.H.E.I.L.D. Agent (uncredited)
Gina Sarno
Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Robert B. Schneider IV
New York City Police Officer (uncredited)
Jeff Seich
New York Police Officer in Firefight (uncredited)
Christina Shaffer
Stuttgart Beer Garden Patron (uncredited)
Alonda Shevette
Lab Tech (uncredited)
Douglas Slygh
Museum Gala Patron (uncredited)
Colin Strause
Shield Agent #4
Robert P. Thitoff
Gala Patron (uncredited)
Shane Thompson
Pedestrian
Jerry Lee Tucker
Mercenary (uncredited)
Tai Urban
Child on news #1 (uncredited)
Chris Vaina
Running Pedestrian
Sandra Weston
Sweeper (uncredited)
Seth Zielicke
Barbershop (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
When Natasha Romanoff and Bruce Banner are blasted to a lower deck of the Helicarrier, it triggers Banner's transformation into the Hulk. As he is transforming, he falls from a platform to the floor. On the floor is painted "WARNING CONTENTS UNDER PRESSURE" with small arrows, which happen to be pointing to Banner.
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The shocked expression of Loki after being slammed by Hulk was created by animation director Marc Chu shaking Tom Hiddleston violently and repeatedly.
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"The Avengers" is the second highest-grossing film in the Philippines of all time with over PHP 601 million (over USD 13.3 million) in box office revenue, behind "Iron Man 3".
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Goofs
After Captain America stops Iron Man and Thor from fighting, Thor knocks Iron Man behind him a good distance before hitting Cap's shield. But when the dust settles not only does Iron Man wake up pretty much next to Cap, he is also in front of Thor somehow.
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In the vision sequence when Loki projects himself to The Other, The Other says "The Chitauri grow restless" and his face is seen unmoving. When speaking his next line in the same shot, his face is clearly animated.
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When Agent Coulson points the experimental rifle at Loki, the scope is mounted backwards.
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Quotes
Steve Rogers: Stark, are you seeing any of this?
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Loki: Enough! You are, all of you are beneath me! I am a god, you dull creature, and I will not be bullied by...
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Selvig: The Tesseract is showing me so much. It's more than just knowledge, it's... truth.
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Faq
Q
Are any 'Whedon alumni' from his TV shows in this movie?
A
Yes, Jeremy Renner who plays Hawkeye was the vampire Penn in the 'Angel' story 'Somnambulist'. Alexis Denisof who plays The Other was Wesley Wyndam-Price in 'Buffy' and 'Angel' and Senator Perrin in 'Dollhouse'. Enver Gjokaj who played Victor in 'Dollhouse' is the young NYPD cop talking to his superior officer during the final battle. Ashley Johnson, who was also in 'Dollhouse' as Wendy and was briefly imprinted with Caroline in the episode 'Omega' (and played a role in the unaired pilot), played Beth, the waitress who was featured in the final battle.
Q
Who are the villains?
A
The main villain is Loki (Tom Hiddleston). This follows the original comics where Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, and Wasp form the Avengers to defeat him. Loki allies with the Chitauri, the Ultimate version of the Skrull. The Chitauri are the reason the team, renamed the Ultimates, formed in the Ultimate Marvel comic line. The Skrulls are unavailable to Marvel due to the rights being owned by Fox as part of the Fantastic Four characters (including Silver Surfer and Galactus). The "Other" (Alexis Denisof) is either the leader or the voice for the Chitauri. This is an original character, though Herr Kleiser (of the Ultimate universe) would be a close approximation. The giant flying "snake" Chitauri are also original. It has been suggested that they are based on the Midgard Serpent. During the end credits, it is shown that Loki and the Chitauri were in league with Thanos (Damion Poitier). In the comics, he is in love with the embodiment of Death. He is perhaps most famous for using the Infinity Gauntlet (seen in Odin's armory in Thor) to erase half the people in the universe. It is rumored that he will be the villain of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2.
Q
Who are The Avengers?
A
The Avengers is a superhero team comic book published by Marvel Comics starting in 1963. It is the most significant general membership team in the Marvel Universe, as opposed to the Fantastic Four, which is primarily a family organization, and the X-Men, which is the superhero team for Prof. Xavier's school for mutants. Those who appear in the movie include Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Col. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Founding members Ant Man and Wasp are not on the cast list, while Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow are charter members in the film as opposed to later additions in the original comic series. Also, Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. had nothing to do with the creation of the original version of the team. However, the team's first enemy in the premiere story in the comic series is Loki, as in the film.
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Photos from cast
Robert Downey Jr. Lou Ferrigno Scarlett Johansson Joti Nagra