March 20, 2012
This giant orgasm of a superhero movie features what seems like every powerful comic icon who isn't Superman or Spider-Man: Chris Hemsworth is Thor, Scarlett Johansson is Black Widow, Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man. Shall I continue? Because there's more: Chris Evans is Captain America, Jeremy Renner is Hawkeye ... OK, I'll stop. General plot: Nick Fury (Samuel J. Jackson) summons his S.H.I.E.L.D. agency to fight off evil Loki.
Our excitement level: 9. We don't usually get so pumped for another superhero movie, but director/writer/geek-idol Whedon is here to save the spring-movie day again. Seriously, this guy deserves a medal. We've already started a petition that would require Whedon to direct at least one movie a year.