Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Avengers" Assemble In Albuquerque

Marvel Studios reports that the big screen comic book adaptation "The Avengers" has started shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico:

"...Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in 'Iron Man', 'The Incredible Hulk', 'Iron Man 2', 'Thor' and 'Captain America: The First Avenger', Marvel's 'The Avengers' 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 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster..."

"The Avengers" is being directed by Joss Whedon, creator of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" from a screenplay by Whedon. Following the New Mexico shoot, the film will continue principal photography in Cleveland and New York City.

"The Avengers" stars Robert Downey Jr. as 'Tony Stark/Iron Man', Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor', Chris Evans as 'Captain America', Jeremy Renner as 'Hawkeye', Mark Ruffalo as 'Hulk', Scarlett Johansson as 'Black Widow', Clark Gregg as 'Agent Phil Coulson', Samuel L. Jackson as 'Nick Fury', Canadian Cobie Smulders as 'Agent Maria Hill', Tom Hiddleston as 'Loki' and Stellan Skarsgard as 'Professor Erik Selvig.

Set for release May 4, 2012, "The Avengers" is the first Marvel Comics-based motion picture to be fully owned, marketed and distributed by Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009.

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