Avengers to assemble in Northeast Ohio at midnight for premiere of movie partly shot in Cleveland

CLEVELAND - The Avengers movie partly shot in Cleveland premieres at midnight. Fans are more than thrilled.

Cinemark in Valley View was scheduled to have a premiere for all the extras that worked on "The Avengers" partly shot in Cleveland. About 400 people were expected to attend. When Newsnet 5 reached out to the theater to see why they canceled the event our calls were not returned. The movie will be released in over 4,000 theaters and is expected to generate nearly 160 million in the U.S., according to Deadline.com.

The Hollywood industry website reports some theater owners may run the movie continually during the three-day opening weekend. Although the numbers are expected to be big, it's not the largest theater opening of all time. That belongs to "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."

"It's fantastic. It's great!" says Richard Fike, a stunt man from Lake County who's Madison company Stunt Predators was hired for the film. The company has been around for 25 years and has been involved in over 70 motion pictures. Fike can be seen in the movie running from an exploding cab on East 9th street. He played a New York City cop. "Man this is just fantastic to be apart of this. Just like a kid at Christmas."

Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda has declared this weekend Superhero Weekend. Brinda said she hopes the movie inspires kids to pick up a book. She wants to use the popularity of the movie to forward her campaign on literacy. Some comic book stores in the area are joining in by handing out free comic books.

After watching the movie, Deadline asked fans in an informal poll which superhero solo movie they would like to see next out of "The Avengers." The choices were Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Iron, Black Widow, Hawkeye or Nick Fury. 52 percent of fans chose the character played by Scarlett Johnasson. The Black Widow. Marvel executives have not said whether she would get her own solo movie. They have confirmed the character to be in several upcoming marvel movies with at least a cameo.

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