The Avengers: 5 Things You Need to Know If You Dont Read Comic Books | The Wrap Movies
Unlike “The X-Men,” theyre not social pariahs on the wrong side of the law, and unlike “The Fantastic Four,” theyre not a family. Theyre government sponsored and government approved. In the movie version, the team is backed by an espionage group know as S.H.I.E.L.D. and its eye-patch-wearing chief Nick Fury Samuel L. Jackson.The membership consists of Captain America Chris Evans, a World War II-era soldier; the Hulk Mark Ruffalo, an ornery creature with super strength; Thor Chris Hemsworth, the god of thunder; Iron Man Robert Downey Jr., a rich, acerbic guy in killer armor; Hawkeye Jeremy Renner, a supremely talented archer; and Black Widow Scarlett Johansson, a Russian spy whose main talent is her disappearing, reappearing accent.