Opens: May 4
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson
Genre and rating: Superhero, PG-13
Plot: When the world is threatened by a powerful and menacing visitor, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Colonel Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) assembles a team of superheroes that includes Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.
Spin: Last summer was anything but sunny for movie exhibitors, as it marked the fourth straight year of declining ticket sales. Hollywood is hoping that a smash hit out of the gate might be enough to get audiences thundering back to theaters.
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