"There was an idea... called the Avengers Initiative. The idea was to bring together a group of remarkable people. See if they could become something more. See if they could work together when we needed them to, to fight the battles that we never could."The Avengers
— Nick Fury
is a 2012 Live-Action Adaptation
of The Avengers
comic book directed by Joss Whedon
and produced by Marvel Studios. Its cast includes:
The story revolves around the heroes of the first five Marvel Cinematic Universe
films (Iron Man
, The Incredible Hulk
, Iron Man 2
, and Captain America: The First Avenger
) banding together to form the eponymous super team as they tie up several unresolved plot threads from those movies.Warning: Unmarked spoilers for the previous films below.
Following the end of Captain America: The First Avenger
has recovered the Tesseract
, an Asgardian relic they hope can serve as a source of infinite energy. However, their experiments with the device attract the attentions of Loki
, the Big Bad
, who promises the Tesseract to a third party
in exchange for an army to conquer the Earth
To stop Loki, S.H.I.E.L.D.
director Nick Fury assembles
super soldier living legend
Steve Rogers (Captain America), billionaire power armor
aficionado Tony Stark (Iron Man), Loki's physical god
brother Thor, occasional enormous green rage monster
Bruce Banner (The Hulk), and master assassins
Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) and Clint Barton (Hawkeye). Now the six heroes must set aside their conflicting personalities and motivations
and work together
if they hope to save the world
An eight-issue prequel comic, The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week
has also been released,, tying up loose ends from all the previous movies and setting the stage for this one. A second prequel mini-series focusing on Black Widow's activities leading up to the movie was also released.
Has a 2015 sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron
and 2018 / 2019 sequel duology Avengers: Infinity War
. If you're looking for the 1998 film based on the British TV series The Avengers
, that's over at The Avengers (1998)
. Don't worry, we won't tell.
The Avengers assembles all of its tropes into the following subpages:
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