Fury, along with former Russian spy, Black Widow, recruit a super team to combat Thor's ever-deceptive brother Loki after he uses his power to take control of Hawkeye and tries to steal a cosmic cube from an underground base. Thus the heroes must learn to work together alongside outlaw scientist Bruce Banner, who can track down the artifact's gamma signals when he's not hulking out into a giant green monster.
Tony Stark / Iron Man
Steve Rogers / Captain America
Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
NAMCO Bandai, the video game company is spelled incorrectly twice in the end credits as "NAMECO Bandai". This error was corrected on the DVD and blu ray.
There is a reserved parking sign in a scene filmed in Stuttgart that reads "Reservierten Parken". The correct German spelling would be "Reservierter Parkplatz".
The Other: The Tesseract has awakened. It is on a little world, a human world. They would wield its power, but our ally knows its workings as they never will. He is ready to lead and our force, our Chitauri, will follow. A world will be his. The universe, yours. And the humans, what can they do but burn?
The Other: (to Loki) You will have your war, Asgardian. If you fail, if the Tesseract is kept from us, there will be no realm, no barren moon, no crevice where he cannot find you. You think you know pain? He will make you long for something as sweet as pain.
Loki: I am Loki, of Asgard and I am burdened with glorious purpose.
Selvig: Loki, brother of Thor.
Fury: We have no quarrel with you people.
Loki: An ant has no quarrel with a boot.
Stark: (to Thor) Doth mother know you wear-eth her drapes?
Captain America: Stark, we need a plan of attack!
Iron Man: I have a plan. Attack.
Rogers: (regarding Loki) This guy packs a wallop.
Stark: Still, you are pretty spry for an older fellow. What's your thing, Pilates?
Stark: It's like calisthenics. You might have missed a couple of things, you know, doing time as a capsicle.
Captain America: I want to know why Loki let us take him. He's not leading an army from here.
Banner: I don't think we should be focusing on Loki. That guy's brain is a bag full of cats. You could smell crazy on him.
Thor: Have care how you speak. Loki is beyond reason, but he is of Asgard. And he is my brother.
Black Widow: He killed 80 people in two days.
Thor: He's adopted.
Agent Maria Hill: When did you become an expert in thermonuclear astrophysics?
Stark: Last night.
Stark: It's good to meet you Dr. Banner. Your work on anti-electron collisions is unparalleled. And I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage-monster.
Thor: You speak of control, yet you court chaos.
Banner: That's his M.O., isn't it? I mean, what are we, a team? No, no, no, we're a chemical mixture that makes chaos. We're a time bomb.
Stark: Why shouldn't the guy let off a little steam?
Rogers: You know damn well why. Back off!
Stark: Oh, I'm starting to want you to make me.
Roger's: Yeah. Big man in a suit of armour. Take that off, what are you?
Stark: Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.
Banner: I got low. I didn't see an end. So, I put a bullet in my mouth, and the other guy spit it out.
Thor: (regarding Stark and Roger's argument) Hahaha. You people are so petty... and tiny.
Production Budget - $220,000,000
Domestic Gross - $623,357,910 (1st)
Worldwide Gross - $1,519,557,910 (1st)
Other Production Companies:
Walt Disney Pictures (US distributor)
Filming locations include:
Albuquerque Studios, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bethpage, Long Island, New York
Los Angeles, California
North Olmsted, Ohio
New York City, New York
Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios, Manhattan Beach, California
Filmed with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
String Quartet No. 13 in a Minor 'Rosamunde' D804
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by The Takács Quartet
Shoot to Thrill
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson
Performed by AC/DC
Written by Emile Millar, Michael Baiardi, and Mick Flowers
Performed by Emile Millar
Live to Rise
Written by Chris Cornell
Performed by Soundgarden