After seeing The Incredible Hulk (the good one, not that really bad one that came out in 2003) and Iron Man in 2008, the same question was on everyone’s mind: When are they going to bring all these superheros together in the Avengers movie? Well my friends, as you may have heard over the past few months, The Avengers will be coming to a movie theater near you the 4th of May, 2012.
But since this movie has taken so long to release, will it live up to the extremely high expectations that the general public has put on it?
The Avengers will follow the story of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency — a government organization aiming to bring together a team of superhumans to help save the Earth from annihilation by extraterrestrial invaders.
The movie had to wait for all the other main Avengers cast to have their own movie before they could set this “mega movie” up, but it has taken so long for that to happen that one of the biggest stars Avengers in the cast (both in terms of the actor’s popularity, and size of the character), The Hulk, previously played by Edward Norton, is now being played by Mark Ruffalo. Marvel Studios said “its like Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet. Every year somebody gets a crack at the roll.”
If I was to assume there will be a weak link in this movie, I think our best bet will be that Mark won’t be able to hold a candle to Edward. Though that has yet to be seen. You only get to see about 2 seconds of Mr. Ruffalo in the trailers that have been released.
By keeping close to the same cast (minus Edward Norton), but adding a few more faces to the mix, not to mention director Joss Whedon, who has had his hands in such films as Alien: Resurrection(1997) and Speed(1994), this film has the potential to be everything we are hoping for. I don’t know about you, but being the superhero buff that I am, you’ll definitely be seeing me in line for this one!