2012’s Biggest Surprises At the Movies
'Avengers' Team-Up Becomes a Super Success
On paper, Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers’ raises a lot of red flags. A talented-but-always-struggling TV icon enlists to helm the first-ever superhero team-up movie as his second feature, starring six major characters – four of which come from their own franchises. That shouldn’t have worked, and yet that’s exactly what it did – effortlessly. Marvel’s gamble became the summer’s biggest hit and the third highest-grossing movie of all-time. We’re eager to reunion tour with Team Whedon for the sequel, which arrives in theaters May 2015.