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The Avengers are a superhero team, consisting of many of Marvel Comics' most popular heroes. Known for their rallying cry "Avengers Assemble!" and the nickname of "Earth’s Mightiest Heroes", the team originally featured Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk, all of whomwere popular, established superheroes.

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 Release Date
In Theaters May 4, 2012
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Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, and Mark Ruffalo
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Produced by: Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Avi Arad
Distributor: Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios
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