‘The Avengers’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival


CapJust hearing the phrase “Tribeca Film Festival” incites images of smaller, independent projects — artsy character pieces and minimalistic experimental productions. You know, like The Avengers. Disney has announced that the upcoming Marvel sensation The Avengers will make its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. And if you claim you saw this surprising turn of events coming, you’ve got a bigger ego than Iron Man.

Joss Whedon’s colossal superhero film, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., and Chris Hemsworth, is set to close out the festival, which lasts from April 18 to April 29.

Check out this year’s Tribeca schedule for more films set to play at the festival.

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.