is a 2012 Live-Action Adaptation
of The Avengers
comic book directed by Joss Whedon
and produced by Marvel Studios, with a cast composed of:
The story revolves around the heroes of the first five Marvel Cinematic Universe
films (Iron Man 1
, 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.
Steve "Captain America" Rogers, found frozen alive and thawed in the modern day, must come to terms with the loss of his past life while trying to cope with the modern world. Meanwhile, Loki
(the Big Bad
) manages to make his way to Earth in pursuit of the Tesseract
, and an entire army follows him.SHIELD
director Nick Fury recruits Rogers to join The Avengers alongside Tony "Iron Man" Stark
, Bruce Banner (and The Hulk)
, Black Widow
, and Hawkeye
to face the threat of Loki's invasion. With conflicting personalities and motivations such as Thor wishing to protect his brother while stopping the invasion, the team must set their differences aside 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 digitally, tying up loose ends from all movies and setting the stage for The Avengers
. A second prequel mini-series focusing on Black Widow's activities leading up to the movie was also released.
The Avengers assembles all of its tropes into the following subpages:
"All right, hey! Hooray, good job, guys. Let's just not come in tomorrow; let's just take a day..."