2012 American film, written and directed by Joss Whedon, that is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and based on the superhero team of the same name. In it, Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Samuel L. Jackson) assembles the team of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).