The Avengers had its Hollywood premiere last night, and the early buzz on the film is that it’s a home run, with analysts predicting the film will clear at least $120 million, like, immediately. Not only that, the film is reportedly a blockbuster that’s—gasp!—actually good. Curious about how the film came together? Check out a 20 minute behind the scenes documentary about the making of The Avengers below!
The Avengers is the story of how S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury assembles Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye to defend the Earth against a group of otherworldly invaders led by Thor’s evil brother, Loki. There’s a lot riding on this film, as Marvel has structured an entire tentpole franchise around it, creating such films as Iron Man 2, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America: The First Avenger to essentially act as two-hour prologues to set up this epic film. That’s a pretty impressive windup before the pitch.
But early word suggests that the film is a success, with a nice balance of humor, action and character beats (this is a Joss Whedon film, after all). Check out the behind the scenes doc below.
Will you be seeing The Avengers?