'The Avengers' to close the Tribeca film festival

The Avengers movie stills-4.jpgFans have been waiting to see "Marvel's The Avengers" for years. Whether you're a geek or you got into comic book-based films back in the "Iron Man" days, this is a big one. Geek god Joss Whedon is directing and the cast is full of stars, from Robert Downey Jr. to Chris Hemsworth to Scarlett Johansson. Well, for a lucky few, the wait is over.

"The Avengers" is set to close out the Tribeca film festival. Even better, the studio has invited real life heroes to see the on screen ones battle it out. Firefighters, police officers and military men and women will get to see the film on April 28. The film hits theaters on May 4.

It's hard to believe the premiere is so close. Are you guys excited about this one? Do you think Joss Whedon can do it justice? Are you worried that it won't live up to the hype? Let us know your thoughts below.
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