PRLog - May 15, 2012 - LEICESTER, Mass. -- The Avengers movie opens today. I sure hope that the movie lives up to it’s hype. I have a feeling it will, but I maybe an easier audience to win over. I am a comic enthusiast not an aficionado. Which means I do not get overly upset when a movie does not follow true to the comic book it is based on. I will leave the debate and review for other blogs. Here instead are some things you may or may have not known about The Avengers.
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· The Avengers comic was first published in 1963 and was created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby
· The Avengers No.#1 Featured Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man and Wasp battling Loki
· Writer and director, Joss Whedon, wanted to include a second villain in the movie
· There was a previous Avengers movie done in 1998. It was a British movie with the likes of Sean Connery and Uma Thurman
· Hulk in The Avengers movie is not played by either of the previous actors who have brought the character to the big screen- Edward Norton or Eric Bana. Instead he is played by Mark Ruffalo.
· The movie is rumored to have cost $220 million
As the summer progresses the super hero smack down with continue with The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises. To look forward to in 2013 is Iron Man 3 and Thor 2. Talk of solo stand-alone movies for Hawkeye and Black Widow.
Bernard "John" Chouinard, AtomicBlackHats.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. 508-859-0477. http://www.atomicblackhats.com.