The Avengers (2012)

Cobie As: Agent Maria Hill
Additional Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans
Directed By: Joss Whedon
Written By: Joss Whedon
Release Date: May 4, 2012
Running time: 143 minutes | (173 minutes extended cut)
Genre: Action | Drama
Website: Internet Movie Database

Earth’s mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are going to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Facts & Trivia

– Robert Downey Jr. kept food hidden all over the lab set, and apparently nobody could find where it was, so they just let him continue doing it. In the movie, that’s his actual food he’s offering, and when he was eating. It wasn’t scripted, he was just hungry.

– There were very few times that everyone was in town at once, but on one night when they were, Chris Evans sent them all a text message simply saying “Assemble” (the tagline to the movie), prompting a night out on the town. Clark Gregg has stated that this is his favorite text message that he has ever received.

– Reportedly, Iron Man’s “Let’s just not come in tomorrow” speech was improvised by Robert Downey Jr., as was “Doth mother know thou weareth her drapes?”

– Gwyneth Paltrow is notably barefoot in all her scenes in Stark Tower, while Robert Downey Jr. is in three or four-inch platform shoes, so he looks taller than her.

– Tony Stark casually refers to three of the other main characters, Loki, Thor, and Hawkeye, as either movie characters, or movie titles. He calls Loki “Reindeer Games”, Thor “Point Break”, and Hawkeye “Legolas”.

– Alyson Hannigan from Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer recommended her How I Met Your Mother co-star Cobie Smulders, for the part of Agent Maria Hill.

– The film’s shooting schedule was ninety-three days, but filming was completed one day early.