The Avengers (movie)

2012 film directed by Joss Whedon

The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. It is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sixth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the last movie of Phase One. It premiered in Los Angeles on April 11, 2012 and was released in the United States on May 4. The movie was written and directed by Joss Whedon. It stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson, with Stellan Skarsgård, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Paul Bettany in supporting roles. It was positively welcomed from audiences, fans, and film critics alike. Three sequels have been released, titled Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

The Avengers
Directed byJoss Whedon
Screenplay byJoss Whedon
Story by
Based on
Produced byKevin Feige
CinematographySeamus McGarvey
Edited by
Music byAlan Silvestri
Distributed byWalt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • April 11, 2012 (2012-04-11) (El Capitan Theatre)
  • May 4, 2012 (2012-05-04) (United States)
Running time
143 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$220–225 million
Box office$1.519 billion

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