The film -- starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Ruffalo -- hits theaters May 4, 2012
Director Joss Whedon gave direction to Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury. "A lot of the movie is about how the Avengers don't cohere as a team. I'm like, 'That's acting!' These guys are so sweet to each other," Whedon assures Us. "Such good friends."