New The Avengers Featurette Discusses Marvel's Entire Cinematic Universe
03.26.12 by Ryan
The Avengers release is less than six weeks away, and no one knows that better than Marvel Studios. To keep its superhero team-up movie in the public eye, the studio recently released an IMAX TV spot and several rounds of new photos of "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" in various forms of repose.
The latest "reminder" from Marvel is a new featurette that explains how Marvel decided to make The Avengers by looking back at the entire Marvel's "Cinematic Universe." The clip includes footage from 2008's Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk through to last year's Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. There's also commentary from writer-director Joss Whedon and producer Kevin Feige, as well as stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Evans.
The Avengers follows the team as they are assembled by S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) so they can tackle Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and protect the Earth from his potential conquest. The cast also includes Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk; Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow; Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye; Clark Gregg S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson; and Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill.