Friday, March 16, 2012

Coming May 4: Men In Tights! | 'The Avengers'

Three mega-action-packed adventure flicks are due to hit screens in the coming months: The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3), The Dark Knight Rises (July 20) and The Avengers (May 4). Our money is on the latter pre-Memorial Day screen adaptation of Marvel's classic superhero squad Avengers, which stars yummy Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, rugged Robert Downey Jr., as Iron Man, delish Chris Hemsworth as Thor and handsome Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Uh, Samuel L. Jackson also gets star billing as Nick Fury.

Director Joss Whedon told MTV that he wants audiences "to feel exhausting and fulfilled. We really put the characters through it, and we want the audience to be with them every step of the way and come out going 'That was an extraordinary experience, and now I want to pay to see it again.'"

I'm getting my popcorn ready. Sounds like a big bowl of fun—and with all those men in tights, who could resist? (Sigh, too bad there's no Ryan Reynolds as The Green Hornet). *