I’m guessing we’re going to find out exactly who The Avengers are fighting in the upcoming movie, as Disney has announced a world premiere of the flick nearly a month ahead of the official release date.

Press Release

Marvel Studios announced today that the World Premiere of its highly anticipated, summer event movie “Marvel’s The Avengers” will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.

The red carpet will roll out at 6 p.m. for the cast and special guests, and the screening will begin at 7 p.m.

The event will be sponsored by film promotional partners Acura, Harley-Davidson, and Red Baron® Pizza.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Directed by Joss Whedon, the epic action-adventure film is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.

In the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, Iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow are called to duty when an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security. Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., must assemble the Super Heroes to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The story is by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon, and the screenplay is by Joss Whedon.

The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.

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  1. Michael
    March 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    Is it usual to have an official premiere for a movie that far in advance?

    • March 19, 2012 at 8:11 am — Reply

      On average it is about a week or two before release, and for big flicks, a month out isn’t unheard of. With all the secrecy surrounding some of the plot elements in the movie, a month out means there are going to be plenty of pre-release spoilers falling out all over the place, which could ultimately (see what I did there) help or hurt the project.

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