Avengers assemble, you have start date.

According to SuperHeroHype, the highly anticipated 'Avengers' film will begin shooting next February. The film, from director Joss Whedon, is slated to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.

'The Avengers' will star Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson. Filming is expected to take place in Los Angeles.

Avengers assemble, you have start date.

According to SuperHeroHype, the highly anticipated 'Avengers' film will begin shooting next February. The film, from director Joss Whedon, is slated to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.

'The Avengers' will star Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson. Filming is expected to take place in Los Angeles.

'The Avengers' comic was created in 1963 by Marvel Comics and featured Ant-Man, the Wasp, Thor, Iron Man and The Hulk in the debut issue.

There have been hints of an Avengers union on the big screen in the first two 'Iron Man' movies, including the broaching of an "Avengers project'' by Jackson's Fury in the first 'Iron Man.'

Many members of the Avengers have not made it to the big screen so far, but that changes when 'Thor' starring Chris Hemsworth and Anthony Hopkins, hits theaters May 20, 2011, and 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' starring Chris Evans, is released Jul. 22, 2011.

For more on 'The Avengers,' check out our coverage from Comic-Con 2010.
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