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‘The Avengers’ premieres in L.A.; Film on track for strong opening

View Photo Gallery: The cast of “The Avengers” assemble at the premiere in Los Angeles.

“The Avengers” premiered in Los Angeles last night in an event that cast member Jeremy Renner called the Oscars of the comic world.

There certainly has been a lot of buzz surrounding the Joss Whedon-directed superhero film since its Comic-Con panel was held way back in July 2010. Happily, the first reactions to “The Avengers” have been extremely positive, as Slash Film detailed in this report. Josh Dickey of Variety, for example, tweeted, “It’s the bomb. I could not possibly say enough.”

Unsurprisingly, the film is on track to make more than $100 million during its opening weekend May 4, according to Deadline.

The huge amount of buzz can partially be credited to the film’s beautiful, talented cast. Gaze upon their faces and read some of their quotes from the red carpet below.

Scarlett Johansson arrives at the premiere of "The Avengers.” (Matt Sayles/AP)

Robert Downey Jr. arrives at the premiere of "The Avengers.” (Matt Sayles/AP)

Chris Hemsworth arrives at the premiere of “The Avengers.” (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jeremy Renner arrives at the premiere of "The Avengers.” (Matt Sayles/AP)

Chris Evans poses at the world premiere of “The Avengers.” (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

Samuel L. Jackson (Matt Sayles/AP)

Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

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