A special announcement about additions to the cast of the highly anticipated superhero movie, “The Avengers,” was made by Robert Downey Jr. (a.k.a Iron Man) during Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego this weekend.
(Watch “The Avengers” cast announcement from Comic-Con 2010 below.)
Mark Ruffalo will play Bruce Banner (a.k.a. The Hulk) and Jeremy RennerÂ will play Hawkeye;Â and director Joss Whedon will bring theÂ Marvel Comics superhero team to the big screen.Â Â
Downey Jr. was announced onÂ stage during Marvelâ€™s Comic-Con panel by Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury in the Marvel movies.Â Â They appeared with the other actors who will play the other Avengers, including Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow). The cast announcement was met by aÂ standing ovation.
The movie is slated for a 2012 release.