This past weekend’s SAN DIEGO COMIC CON was the debut of the full cast from The highly anticipated, star-studded movie, THE AVENGERS-
It’s the ULTIMATE comic book lovers dream. ALL the coolest characters together in ONE movie. It’s currently in production, and it is called THE AVENGERS.
CAPTAIN AMERICA. IRON MAN. THE HULK. BLACK WIDOW. NICK FURY. HAWKEYE. THOR.
And those are just the ones that are CONFIRMED (expect lots of cameos and easter eggs in a film like this) for this ambitious project. There have been ensemble casts before (like the popular X-men trilogy) but never a film series that crossed over with another film series with such detail.
Here are the Avengers Assembled:
Fresh from his worldwide success as the “armored avenger”, Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the new Avengers flick. Iron Man and Iron Man 2 laid the groundwork storyline that leads to the creation of the Avengers team.
THE BLACK WIDOW, played by Scarlett Johansson, is Nick Fury’s right hand when it comes to field operations. The character was first introduced in IRON MAN 2, and plays an even larger role in The Avengers.
NICK FURY, the organizer and leader of THE AVENGERS is played by Sam Jackson. Jackson had a cameo in the first Iron Man film, then his role expanded in the Iron Man 2, as his character, Nick Fury, tries to recruit Iron Man for The Avengers team.
There will also be a host of new heroes in the upcoming movie. Some characters will be their first appearance in a Marvel Film. Among them:
CAPTAIN AMERICA- played by Chris Evans (who was actually in another Marvel film, he played The Human Torch in The Fantastic Four) will be the field leader for The Avengers, and will star in his own solo film called CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER.
The God of Thunder, THOR, will also have a solo film coming out in addition to his appearance in The Avengers. THOR is played by Chris Hemsworth. If Hemsworth looks familiar, you may remember him as James T. Kirk’s father in the recent STAR TREK reboot movie.
Adding more muscle to the team will be THE HULK, which will now be played by Mark Ruffalo. Ruffalo is the third person to play BRUCE BANNER/HULK as Eric Bana starred in the first HULK film, followed by Edward Norton in the recent remake.
Rounding out the new cast is Academy Award Winner Jeremy Renner. Renner recently won the Academy Award for his role in THE HURT LOCKER. Renner will join THE AVENGERS as the resident hotshot marksman with a smart mouth- known as HAWKEYE.