The Avengers

‘The Avengers’ is the final film in Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After Tom Hiddleston’s Loki steals an object of immense power, super-spy Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) unites the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to defend the planet from an alien invasion. The movie features the stars of every previous Marvel Studios production, including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor (with Mark Ruffalo replacing Edward Norton as the Hulk). Thanks to a terrific cast, clever writing and crisp direction from Joss Whedon, and an infectious sense of fun, ‘The Avengers’ became a massive worldwide success, grossing more than $1.5 billion worldwide. A sequel, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ opens next summer, with at least two more sequels to follow after that.

  • Release Date: May 4, 2012
  • Director: Joss Whedon
  • Written By: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn

 

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ TV Spot Shouts Out to the Avengers
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ TV Spot Shouts Out to the Avengers
In case you somehow didn’t know (do you even have the internet? How are you reading this?), Sony wants to make it perfectly clear: Spider-Man is pals with the Avengers now, and thanks to the participation of Marvel, the latest reboot of everyone’s favorite web-slinging superhero features a few familiar faces from the MCU. The new (and extended) TV spot for Spider-Man: Homecoming leans pretty heavily on that element with some serious shout-outs to Spidey’s super-friends.
The Best Chris Cornell Songs Featured in Movies and TV
The Best Chris Cornell Songs Featured in Movies and TV
Chris Cornell, whose shocking death at age 52 has jolted the music world, may have been known best as the lead singer of Soundgarden, but his music also appeared prominently on numerous film soundtracks, and he even made the occasional onscreen cameo. Cornell’s signature high-pitched wail, either fronting his full band or as a solo artist, helped color movies across all genres, from action (The Avengers) to thriller (Pacific Heights), comedy (Wayne’s World) to drama (The Basketball Diaries), and even Tarantino (True Romance). To honor the late musician, we’ve rounded up the five best Cornell songs featured in movies.
Vin Diesel Says Groot Will Fight Hulk in the MCU, Somehow
Vin Diesel Says Groot Will Fight Hulk in the MCU, Somehow
The word of comics and the world of professional wrestling have one big thing in common: nothing is better than seeing two of your favorite characters duke it out in a highly anticipated battle royale. The MCU is no different: it’s exciting to think about our favorites finally getting the chance to team up, but what if they fight each other instead? Batman v. Superman was a little anticlimactic in that regard, but Captain America: Civil War really made it difficult to choose sides when half of the Avengers turned against the other half. Vin Diesel seems to think another battle between two very large team members might happen onscreen: Groot vs. Hulk.
Jeremy Renner Wanted Hawkeye to Die in ‘The Avengers’
Jeremy Renner Wanted Hawkeye to Die in ‘The Avengers’
The general consensus among most Marvel fans is that Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye is the worst part of the first Avengers movie. It’s not that Renner is particularly bad in the role, per se — he just doesn’t have anything to do, and you needn’t look any further than Hawkeye’s great arc in Age of Ultron for proof of how terribly underutilized he was in that first Avengers outing. As it turns out, Renner himself is painfully aware of this fact — so much so that he went to great lengths to try and get Hawkeye killed off in The Avengers.

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