The Avengers Trivia

(Total Trivia Entries: 134)

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The Avengers comics was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in September 1963. To find out more keep on reading. Be warned there’s a lot of information packed in this trivia!

Casting            Screenplay & Pre-Production           Production


 

Casting began in October 2008 with the signings of Robert Downey, Jr. as part of his four-picture deal with Marvel Studios, which includes Iron Man 2 and The Avengers. Downey stated that he initially pushed Whedon to make Stark the lead; “Well, I said, ‘I need to be in the opening sequence. I don’t know what you’re thinking, but Tony needs to drive this thing.’ He was like, ‘Okay, let’s try that.’ We tried it and it didn’t work, because this is a different sort of thing, the story and the idea and the theme is the theme, and everybody is just an arm of the octopus.”

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For Robert Downey Jr., the idea of being in The Avengers started on opening night of the first Iron Man in 2008. Downey stated; “I remember when we were all huddled around the dinner table waiting for the numbers to come in. We had planted some ideas after the credits of the film, hinting at the notion of The Avengers and in Hollywood, I’m always amazed when anything that difficult works out.”


 

About the his character’s evolution from previous movies, Downey stated; “In Iron Man, which was an origin story, he was his own epiphany and redemption of sorts. Iron Man 2 is all about not being an island, dealing with legacy issues and making space for others. This time around he is beginning to understand that it’s about a group mindset and that ‘we’ is better than ‘I’.”


 

Chris Evans was cast as part of a deal to star in three Marvel movies, in addition to The Avengers. On his character Evans stated; “Big parts of Steve Rogers are his good nature, high morals and strong values. Those morals and values were created in a time when people treated each other differently. The level of interaction was a bit deeper. Everything feels one step apart with all of the technology we have now. A lot of the things that he believed in, stood for and loved have changed. They’re not gone, they’re just different. He’s trying to find his footing in a modern world.”

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On his part in The Avengers Evans said that Steve Rogers is much darker. He stated; “It’s just about him trying to come to terms with the modern world. You’ve got to imagine, it’s enough of a shock to accept the fact that you’re in a completely different time, but everybody you know is dead. Everybody you cared about. He was a soldier, obviously, everybody he went to battle with, all of his brothers in arms, they’re all dead. He’s just lonely. I think in the beginning it’s a fish-out-of-water scene, and it’s tough. It’s a tough pill for him to swallow. Then comes trying to find a balance with the modern world.”


 

Regarding the dynamic between Captain America and Tony Stark, Evans said; “I think there’s certainly a dichotomy, this kind of friction between myself and Tony Stark, they’re polar opposites. One guy is flash and spotlight and smooth, and the other guy is selfless and in the shadows and kind of quiet and they have to get along. They explore that, and it’s pretty fun”.

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Producer Kevin Feige has stated; “We fought very hard to get Chris Evans into Captain America and we had to convince him to do it. We believed in him and knew how talented he was, but what was so satisfying was how much audiences embraced him as Steve Rogers. They have embraced all of our characters and so we wanted to bring all that goodwill into The Avengers.”


 

Chris Hemsworth was cast as part of a multiple movie deal. He had previously worked with Joss Whedon on The Cabin in the Woods (2011). On his character Hemsworth remarked that “Thor’s motivation is much more of a personal one, in the sense that it’s his brother that is stirring things up. Whereas everyone else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down. It’s a different approach for me, or for Thor. He’s constantly having to battle the greater good and what he should do vs. it’s his little brother there. I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the only one who is allowed to be angry at them. There’s a bit of that.”


 

Producer Kevin Feige explains the reasons why Chris Hemsworth was cast as Thor; “The reason we cast Chris Hemsworth is we didn’t want Thor to just be a one-dimensional Adonis-like character. What makes a character a Marvel character is that you can relate to them and recognize your own flaws and struggles in the characters’ flaws and struggles. In Thor, the character has to learn the lesson of humility and Chris was able to bring that in a very likable way, despite the fact that he comes from another world.”

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Chris Hemsworth had to increase his food intake in order to maintain the physique he built up for Thor (2011). When asked exactly how much, Hemsworth stated; “My body weight in protein pretty much!” His food consisted of chicken breasts, fish, steak and eggs everyday.


 

It was rumored that Joaquin Phoenix was considered for the part of The Hulk, before Mark Ruffalo was finally cast.


 

Edward Norton was originally set to reprise his role from The Incredible Hulk (2008), but he was replaced with Mark Ruffalo when negotiations between him and Marvel Studios broke down. Producer Kevin Feige stated; We have made the decision to not bring Ed Norton back to portray the title role of Bruce Banner in The Avengers. Our decision is definitely not one based on monetary factors, but instead rooted in the need for an actor who embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members. The Avengers demands players who thrive working as part of an ensemble, as evidenced by Robert, Chris H, Chris E, Samuel, Scarlett, and all of our talented casts. We are looking to announce a name actor who fulfills these requirements, and is passionate about the iconic role in the coming weeks.” In response, Norton’s agent Brian Swardstrom decried Feige’s statement, calling it “purposefully misleading” and an “inappropriate attempt to paint our client in a negative light”.


 

About replacing Norton, Ruffalo stated, “I’m a friend of Ed’s, and yeah, that wasn’t a great way for all that to go down. But the way I see it is that Ed has bequeathed this part to me. I look at it as my generation’s Hamlet.”


 

On the casting of Bruce Banner, director Whedon explains; “Mark was my dream choice and I had my heart set on him. I wanted a completely fresh take on the character so I went to Marvel very early on and said, ‘I know the guy who would be a great Bruce Banner’, and they said, ‘Unless it’s Mark Ruffalo, we really don’t know.’ And I was like, ‘What?!’ I just froze and said, ‘You’ve got to be kidding. You did not just say that.’ I showed them the list that I had in my wallet with his name at the top and they were completely on board.”


 

On his character as the Hulk, Mark Ruffalo has stated; “This Hulk is mercurial. He’s very unpredictable; he’s nuanced. There’s a sense of humor there; there’s an ability to communicate. But he’s bristly and he’s incredibly dangerous, like a wild animal. His rage feels real; his reactions to things feel human.”


 

Mark Ruffalo describes Bruce Banner as; “a guy struggling with two sides of himself, the dark and the light; everything he does in his life is filtered through issues of control. I grew up on the Bill Bixby TV series, which I thought was a really nuanced and real human way to look at the Hulk. I like that the part has those qualities.”Regarding the Hulk’s place on the team, Ruffalo said, “He’s like the teammate none of them are sure they want on their team. He’s a loose cannon. It’s like, ‘Just throw a grenade in the middle of the group and let’s hope it turns out well!”

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Producer Kevin Feige has stated; “Joss wrote the character so that audiences feel for Bruce Banner much in the way they felt for Bill Bixby. In The Avengers, Bruce Banner has a good sense of humor and he is not in a constant state of melancholy and moroseness. A lot of the laughs in the film come from the character and early on, when we saw what Mark was doing with the role, we felt we finally had an opportunity to present Bruce Banner the way we always wanted to.”


 

Ferrigno has played the Hulk in almost every live-action version since 1978. He played the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk and its subsequent three TV specials, and he voiced the Hulk in the big-screen The Incredible Hulk (2008), and he had a cameo role as a security guard in Hulk (2003), which he repeated again in The Incredible Hulk (2008). He also has voiced the Hulk in various animated productions.


 

About his character’s evolution from Thor (2011), Tom Hiddleston commented; “I think the Loki we see in The Avengers is further advanced. You have to ask yourself the question: how pleasant an experience is it disappearing into a wormhole that has been created by some kind of super nuclear explosion of his own making? So I think by the time Loki shows up in The Avengers, he’s seen a few things.”


 

On his character’s motivation in The Avengers, Hiddleston stated; “Loki’s villainy is motivated by the fact that he’s damaged and searching for his place in the universe, but in this film he’s a lot more menacing and a lot more powerful. He’s much more self-possessed. He’s also a god, so he’s more powerful than any human.” Hiddleston has further commented; “At the beginning of The Avengers, he comes to Earth to subjugate it and his idea is to rule the human race as their king. And like all the delusional autocrats of human history, he thinks this is a great idea because if everyone is busy worshiping him, there will be no wars so he will create some kind of world peace by ruling them as a tyrant. But he is also kind of deluded in the fact that he thinks unlimited power will give him self- respect, so I haven’t let go of the fact that he is still motivated by this terrible jealousy and kind of spiritual desolation”.

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About the relationship between himself and Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth stated; “I really loved working on Thor with Tom because we had so much time to develop our relationship. To come back and work with him again is so familiar. With everyone else, they’re all incredible actors, but you’ve got to find that rapport and build it. With Tom, we know each other’s rhythms and can just get into it.”


 

In March 2009, Scarlett Johansson replaced Emily Blunt in portraying Black Widow in Iron Man 2, a deal that subsequently attached her to The Avengers. Scarlett Johansson’s comments on her character, Black Widow; “Black Widow is all business. She’s sort of in a grey area. In a sense, she’s been fighting the good fight despite her dark background. But she’s committed because she has to be and her moral ground is more dutiful. She’s militaristic in that way; that’s how she knows right from wrong.”


 

About her character’s relationship with Hawkeye, Johansson stated; “Our characters have a long history. They’ve fought together for a long time in a lot of battles in many different countries. We’re the two members of this avenging group who are skilled warriors, we have no superpowers. Black Widow is definitely one of the team, though. She’s not in the cast simply to be a romantic foil or eye candy. She’s there to fight, so I never felt like I was the only girl. We all have our various skills and it feels equal”.

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On her her training, Johansson explained; “Even though Iron Man 2 was ‘one-for-them,’ I’d never done anything like that before. I’d never been physically driven in something, or a part of something so big. For The Avengers, I’ve spent so many months training with our stunt team, and fighting all the other actors, it’s crazy. I do nothing but fight, all the time.”


 

For director Whedon, having a strong female as part of a testosterone-heavy Avengers team was essential. He stated; “Black Widow is a fun character and I was very clear from the beginning that it was unacceptable to have an all-male Avengers team. Because of the timing of the shooting schedule, there was a moment when we weren’t sure if we could get Scarlett, but I was a very happy man when she signed on because she adds so much to the film and it’s a great juxtaposition to her male counterparts.”


 

Jeremy Renner on his character, Hawkeye; “Hawkeye is alone in the game, an outcast and a loner; he’s a lone wolf sort of character, so he’s not a team player, but will be there if needed.” He’s further gone on to state; “When I saw Iron Man, I thought that was a really kick-ass approach to superheroes. Then they told me about this Hawkeye character, and I liked how he wasn’t really a superhero; he’s just a guy with a high skill set. I could connect to that.”


 

Regarding Hawkeye’s sniper mentality, Renner has stated; “It’s a lonely game. He’s an outcast. His only connection is to Scarlett’s character, Natasha. It’s like a left hand/right hand thing. They coexist, and you need them both, especially when it comes to a physical mission.” Renner said Hawkeye is not insecure about his humanity. “Quite the opposite, he’s the only one who can really take down the Hulk with his tranquilizer-tipped arrows. He knows his limitations. But when it comes down to it, there has to be a sense of confidence in any superhero.”


 

As his role is a very physical role, Renner trained physically and practiced archery as much as possible, he was trained by Olympic archers. Director, Joss Whedon comments about Renner; “Jeremy is very athletic and can work like a stuntman, but at the same time he is extremely balletic and precise in his movements, which was perfect for Hawkeye. I loved the idea of shooting one way while looking another way because he’s gauging the wind and the trajectory of his target. Action-wise, Hawkeye is as fascinating a character as there is in the film.”


 

In February 2009, Samuel L. Jackson signed a nine-picture deal with Marvel Entertainment to play the role of Nick Fury in Iron Man 2 and other films, acting as a vehicle for characters such as Captain America, Thor, The Avengers. On his character, Nick Fury, Jackson commented; “Nick Fury monitors a lot of things and when he sees a need, he generally goes against the grain; he rubs a lot of people the wrong way by taking actions in situations that they don’t necessarily want him to take action in but he does anyway.” Jackson said he does more in The Avengers than in any of the previous films. Jackson compared the character to Ordell in Jackie Brown, calling him “a nice guy to hang out with. You just don’t want to cross him”.

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In April 2011, Jackson’s script was stolen and leaked on the internet after a digital copy was left in a printer.


 

Director Whedon explains what he loves about Samuel L. Jackson as an actor. “I always think that there are two of him because he is famous for the sort of bravado Pulp Fiction speechifying guy who can out-moxie anybody in the room. Before we started shooting the film, I told Sam my biggest note to remember was ‘less Shaft, more Glass (Jackson’s character in Unbreakable).’ I wanted to see a guy who could absolutely command a room with his voice that leaves no question of who is in charge of this enormous organization. I am also a huge Unbreakable fan, so I’m also very much in love with the great depth and well of sadness that he can bring to the character as well.”


 

Clark Gregg’s role in The Avengers was expanded. Gregg has stated; “Agent Coulson had become in terms of the import of this particular story, and how important his job is in bringing the Avengers together, it kind of felt a little surreal, like somebody was playing a prank and that wasn’t the real script. But it wasn’t, it was the real thing, I got to show up and do that stuff, and it felt like such an amazing payoff to what the journey had been and the fact I had been doing it for five years.” He further commented on his character in The Avengers; “When you look at the team, it’s made up of rock stars and divas with giant muscles and super-powered egos, so somebody has the job backstage to make them all play in the same super-band, and that’s what Agent Coulson does.


 

Despite the character originating on film, Gregg said he relied on Marvel to provide him with background on Coulson’s employers, giving him an illustrated encyclopedia on SHIELD. And although Coulson’s origins are not revealed in the movie, Gregg said Whedon provided clues to his back story, particularly his fanboy obsession with Captain America.


 

Before Cobie Smulders was cast in February 2011, the following actresses auditioned for the role of Agent Maria Hill:

  • Morena Baccarin
  • Jessica Lucas
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead

In casting the role, Whedon and his filmmaking team had actresses read with Samuel L. Jackson in order to make sure they had the right fit for the role.


 

Whedon on why they chose Smulders for the role of Maria Hill; “We saw some really strong performances and then Cobie came in the room and it was fascinating because everyone had their own prediction of who might get it. They all read a fake scene with Sam Jackson and then we went right next-door and watched them instantly. Everyone was great in the auditions, but what it all boiled down to was the fact that when Cobie pointed that gun at him, I thought she might shoot him. Even though I wrote the scene in the moment, I really thought she could take him down. Cobie has an absolute authority and physical confidence that isn’t ostentatious but instead, is very precise and absolute.”

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Apparently Joss Whedon once considered Cobie Smulders for his unproduced, live-action Wonder Woman movie.


 

Smulders deal with Marvel is that her character would be integrated into nine movies. On her character Smulders has stated; “Maria Hill and Nick Fury butt heads constantly. I think that Maria is a little bit more intuitive than Nick. But throughout the course of the film, she realizes that he is involved and he does care, and he is taking the right steps to protect our country and fight the bad guys.” Smulders has further commented; “I can relate to her being a mom and being a businesswoman and trying to work full-time and raising a family and having a career. We’re asked to do a lot of things these days. I feel she is just all about her job and keeping things going.”


 

On her preparation for her role as Maria Hill, Smulders said; “I hired this amazing black-ops trainer to teach me how to hold a gun, take me to a shooting range, how to hit, how to hold myself, how to walk and basically how to look. I don’t do a ton of fighting in the movie, which is why I wasn’t offered a trainer, but I wanted to look like I had the ability to.”


 

Stellan Skarsgård reprises his role as Professor Erik Selvig from Thor (2011). Stellan Skarsgård comments on his character in The Avengers; “I had no idea what the future of Selvig would be after Thor, but one thing I knew was when you sign on to a Marvel film, you’re on the hook for five.”


 

Gwyneth Paltrow reprises her role as Pepper Potts from the Iron Man movies. For Robert Downey Jr., incorporating Pepper Potts into the story was an important element in the progression of his character. He states; “When we were in the first of several iterations of the storyline, the only thing I was sure about was that Tony Stark needed backup. I said to Joss and Kevin, ‘We really need Pepper to be involved in some way.’ I felt like it’s been a while since we have seen Tony and Pepper and they have grown to be pretty close and it just makes sense that she would have some kind of influence over his decision to join The Avengers team.”


 

The Avengers comics creator, Stan Lee, makes a cameo as the old man being interviewed at the end of the New York battle.


 

Harry Dean Stanton makes a cameo as a security guard.


 

Polish film director Jerzy Skolimowski appears in the movie as Georgi Luchkov, Black Widow’s interrogator.


 

Damion Poitier portrays the cosmic supervillain Thanos, unnamed in the movie, but later identified by producer Kevin Feige in a post-credit scene.


 

Apparently the cast became good friends while filming so if all the actors happened to be filming scenes together in the same place, they would go out together after.


 

The cast became good friends while filming so if all the actors happened to be filming scenes together in the same place, they would go out together after. Also, the battle cry of the Avengers is “Avengers Assemble”, this was never spoken throughout the movie, however, Chris Evans would say it behind the scenes to call out the rest of cast via text message to hang out off the set. Clark Gregg stated that this was his favorite text message ever sent to him.


 

Tom Hiddleston revealed in an interview with the Guardian that the code name for the film early in its production was ‘Group Hug’.


 

This is the third time that Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson have appeared in the same movie. The previous films were Iron Man 2 (2010) and The Spirit (2008).


 

This is also the third time that Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have work together. The previous movies were Perfect Score (2004) and The Nanny Diaries (2007).


 

 

Screenplay & Pre-Production           Casting            Production


 

The Avengers comics was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in September 1963, where in fact Nick Fury and SHIELD did not create The Avengers. The Avengers team originally consisted of Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Ant-Man and Wasp. Captain America then joined the team in Issue #4, after being revived from being trapped in a block of ice when he was accidentally discovered by the team as they were looking for Namor the Sub Mariner.


 

On the characters of The Avengers, creator, Stan Lee, has explained; “I’d like to think that one of the reasons that Marvel characters have been so successful is when we created them, we tried to give them interesting personalities and personal problems so people would still be interested in them even if they didn’t have superpowers. In other words we tried to make our heroes and heroines three-dimensional interesting people. Sometimes, people make the mistake of just concentrating on the superpower while the real person beneath the costume gets ignored. That’s when those particular stories don’t do as well. Every character in The Avengers is flawed in some way and has a dynamic, interesting, personal story in addition to them saving the world.”


 

Complex legal issues prevented a number of Avengers characters to be included in this movie. These include Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch (the twin children of X-Men, villain Magneto), Doctor Doom (nemesis of the Fantastic Four) and Norman Osbourne/Green Goblin (the primary antagonist of Spider-Man). Though all characters are owned by Marvel/Disney, the X-Men and Fantastic Four characters had all been licensed to Fox Studios, and those of Spider-Man to Sony before work began on The Avengers. Marvel has said that in the future they hope to regain the rights to all licensed properties, that the aforementioned characters might have a role in subsequent Avengers films.


 

The Chitauri, the villainous alien race of this film, were the primary villains of the first volume of The Ultimates, a comic book re-imagining of The Avengers. Subsequently Loki was one of the primary villains of the second volume of The Ultimates, though his appearance had nothing to do with the Chitauri.


 

The Chitauri appear in the first story arc of The Ultimates, an alternate universe retelling of the origins of the Marvel superheroes. In the comics, their leader claims that they go by many names, including Skrulls. The use of the Chitauri name in this film, over the more popular Skrull, stems from complicated legal rights issues resulting from the licensing of the Fantastic Four characters, the series in which the Skrulls originated, to Fox Studios. At the time of production, Fox held the rights to all theatrical film versions of the Fantastic Four and their related characters; as such, Marvel/Disney had to use the Chitauri name for the aliens, as to not offend the previous agreement with Fox.


 

When Loki brings the Chitauri alien race to Earth to help him invade it, thus requiring the Avengers to be formed to prevent this, this is in keeping with the comics. In the comics Loki was also responsible for manipulating a chain of disasters which brought together the Avengers in the first place.


 

In April 2005 , Avi Arad, the CEO of Marvel Studios, first announced plans to develop the movie. Marvel then discussed their plans in a brief presentation to Wall Street analysts; the studio’s intention was to release individual movies for the main characters, so as to establish their identities and familiarize audiences with them, before merging the characters together in a crossover film.


 

The idea of The Avengers came from producer, Kevin Feige, during production of Iron Man (2008), when he had the notion that SHIELD could be part of both Iron Man (2008) and The Incredible Hulk (2008).


 

Producer, Kevin Feige, commented from ‘The Avengers Production Notes’; “When the idea of a Nick Fury cameo started coming up, we called Sam Jackson and he thought it was a cool idea. It was his enthusiasm about it that led us to shoot that end credit scene and what he says to Tony Stark in the scene, ‘You’re part of a bigger universe, you just don’t know it yet.’ The line was also Marvel telling that to the audience as well.” He added; “Audiences loved the cameo and the buzz about Nick Fury began.”


 

Screenwriter Zak Penn, who wrote The Incredible Hulk (2008), was hired by Marvel Studios to write the film in June 2007.


 

After the successful release of Iron Man (2008) in May, the company set a July 2011 release date for The Avengers. In September 2008, Marvel Studios reached an agreement with Paramount, an extension of a previous partnership, which gave the company distribution rights for five future Marvel films. In May 2009, Marvel announced that the release date for The Avengers had been pushed back to May 4, 2012.


 

Apparently an earlier draft of the script, included the female superhero Wasp.


 

In July 2010 Joss Whedon was announced as the director of The Avengers. Whedon explains why he chose this project; “I’m a fan of what Marvel has established. The films they have released are extremely informative, useful and fun, but when they first came to me, Thor and Captain America were not even close to being finished and I just felt like, ‘Okay, you have all the moving parts, but how can you possibly bring them together?’ Iron Man, The Hulk and Captain America don’t seem like they could co-exist and ultimately that is what intrigued me and made me go. ‘This can be done and this should be done.'”

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Producer, Kevin Feige, explanation on why he chose director, Joss Whedon; “The genius of Joss Whedon is that he can take these huge elements and find the balance, so the characters are never lost to the spectacle and visual effects. We wanted the film amazing sets and incredible action, but we did not want the tone and humor to be trumped by the spectacular images on the screen. What’s always been the most exciting to see is Tony Stark and Steve Rogers together and how Tony reacts to Thor and seeing Nick Fury on his own turf for the first time. We wanted those relationship dynamics to be the real heart of the film and Joss was someone we felt could delve into the character development just as much as he could with the action in the film.”


 

According to Joss Whedon, the film is strongly influenced by the early 1960s Avengers comics, which he was a fan of while growing up. He commented; “In those comics these people shouldn’t be in the same room let alone on the same team – and that is the definition of family.”


 

On writing the screenplay, Joss Whedon, spent time with all the cast members so that they knew he was building their character from the ground up for them. Also every cast member had input into the script, to the degree that they wanted, so the that it was very much a collaboration.


 

On finishing the script, Whedon stated; ‘When I finished writing the script, it really felt like an original story. You get to see how these characters come together to form The Avengers despite themselves and all of the forces trying to prevent it from happening. Even with so many characters in the story, they all have their moments and scenes in which they get to shine.”


 

On the script, producer Kevin Feige stated; “What I really loved about Joss Whedon’s script was all of these colorful personalities interacting together. As impressive as some of the spectacle moments are, it’s those interplay moments in the script that will resonate with audiences because sometimes they’ll all agree with each other and other times they’ll disagree and not play so friendly in the sandbox.”


 

Apparently director, Joss Whedon had been considered to direct X-Men in the 1990s, he even wrote a script, from which only two lines made it into the movie.


 

In August 2010, it was reported that Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios were planning to start shooting in February. Simultaneously, it was declared that the film would be shot in 3D, although Mark Ruffalo later tweeted that this was not the case.


 

In October 2010, the Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York and the Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, New York City, were announced as filming locations, but as Whedon later explained; “Originally we were supposed to be in Los Angeles, then for a short period we were supposed to be in New York, and then somehow we ended up in Albuquerque.”


 

Also in October 2010, The Walt Disney Company agreed to pay Paramount at least $115 million for the worldwide distribution rights to Iron Man 3 and The Avengers. The deal also allowed Paramount to continue to collect the 8 percent box office fee it would have earned for distributing the film and placement of the company’s logo on marketing materials. As a result, the on screen production credit reads “Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures” though the film is owned, distributed and marketed by Disney. No reference to Disney is made until the very end of the closing credits, where “Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures” is credited for the film’s distribution.


 

In November 2010 set construction was began.


 

In December 2010, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Marvel Studios Co-president Louis D’Esposito announced The Avengers would film primarily in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with principal photography scheduled for April through September 2011. Parts of the movie were also scheduled to be shot in Michigan, but a plan to film in Detroit ended after Governor Rick Snyder issued a budget proposal that would eliminate a film tax incentive.


 

In March 2011, Ohio Governor John Kasich announced before Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s State of the City address that The Avengers would film in Cleveland.


 

The Science & Entertainment Exchange also provided science consultation for the film.


 

 

Source:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/trivia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Avengers_(2012_film)
The Avengers Production Notes

 


 
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