Filming began today in Albuquerque, NM on Marvel Studiosâ€™ Avengers movie, which is now officially titled Marvelâ€™s The Avengers. The movie, which is directed by Joss Whedon from his own screenplay, will also shoot in Cleveland, OH and New York, NY.
Marvel Studios has released the first image from the set, which is not of the actors, but rather of a row of director’s chairs that have the names of some of the Marvel superheroes who will appear in Marvelâ€™s The Avengers: (L to R): Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, and Hulk.
Here’s the official short synopsis for the film:
Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in â€œIron Man,â€ â€œThe Incredible Hulk,â€ â€œIron Man 2,â€ â€œThor,â€ and â€œCaptain America: The First Avenger,â€ â€œMarvelâ€™s The Avengersâ€ 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.
Check out the primary cast here below, which includes several actors reprising their roles from previous Marvel movies.
Robert Downey Jr. [Iron Man, Iron Man 2]: Tony Stark/Iron Man Chris Hemsworth: [Thor] Thor Chris Evans [Captain America: The First Avenger]: Captain America Mark Ruffalo: Hulk Scarlett Johansson [Iron Man 2]: Black Widow Jeremy Renner [Thor]: Hawkeye Clark Gregg [Thor, Iron Man]: Agent Phil Coulson Samuel L. Jackson [Iron Man, Iron Man 2]: Nick Fury. Cobie Smulders: Agent Maria Hill of SHIELD Tom Hiddleston [Thor]: Loki Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd [Thor]: Professor Erik Selvig
Now the big question is, who is the “unexpected enemy”?
Marvelâ€™s The Avengers is set to hit theaters in the United States on May 4, 2012. The film is the first feature to be fully owned, marketed, and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.