- Joss Whedon
- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
The fate of the world is in jeopardy as the super-evil villain Loki threatens the integrity of S.H.I.E.L.D, the super-secure organization of super-heroes! Comprised of classic comic icons Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Capt. America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow, The Avengers is a big-budget exercise in explosive, crime fighting fun. Littered with stars (Downey Jr., Johansson, Ruffalo, Paltrow, Jackson) and directed by wunderkind Joss Whedon, Avengers is a tongue in cheek romp that manages to be earnest in its love of the staying power of the comic book superhero. Cosponsored with the Welcome Weekend Committee.