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'The Avengers' to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

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Mar 28, 2012 | 6:04am EDT

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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.

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