Plot Outline of “The Avengers”

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1
Loki prepares to invade Earth as Shield reacts to the Tesseract turning on.
EXT. UNKNOWN AREA OF SPACE In an unknown area of space, Thanos tells Loki the Tesseract has awoken on Earth, and the humans will try to use it but they’re never understand it. Thanos tells Loki he’s ready to lead his army and gives Loki a scepter and tells him to burn humanity. Thanos
Loki
(Thanos’s army)
2 EXT. MOUNTAIN RANGE – EARLY NIGHT
EXT. SHIELD/NASA FACILITY – CONTINUOUS
At a Shield facility, sirens blare, and a loudspeaker orders everyone to evacuate the building. Workers evacuate the building in a panic. Shield staff
3 EXT. LANDING PAD, SHIELD/NASA FACILITY – CONTINUOUS Coulson stands on the roof of the Shield facility and watches a helicopter land. Fury and Hill exit the chopper. Coulson tells Fury they don’t know how bad the situation is. Coulson
Fury
Hill
4 INT. ELEVATOR SHAFT – MOMENTS LATER (EARLY NIGHT)
INT. LOWER LEVEL – CONTINUOUS
INT. STAIRCASE – MOMENTS LATER (EARLY NIGHT)
Walking through the Shield facility, Coulson debriefs Fury on the state of the Tesseract. Fury orders Coulson to get all their next gen guns out of the facility. Coulson
Fury
Hill
5 INT. TESSERACT CHAMBER ROOM – CONTINUOUS (EARLY NIGHT) Fury enters the Tesseract chamber and asks Selvig for a status update. Selvig says the Tesseract turned itself on, and they can’t turn it off or control its behavior. The Tesseract surges with energy. Fury
Selvig
6 INT. TESSERACT CHAMBER ROOM – CONTINUOUS (EARLY NIGHT) Fury asks Barton, who has been hiding above them, if anyone has tampered with the Tesseract. Barton says, “Not from this end.” And elaborates about how the Tesseract is a portal to another world. The Tesseract surges with energy again. Fury
Selvig
Barton
7 EXT. BEHIND A TRUCK – SAME (EARLY NIGHT)
INT. SECURITY LEVEL FOUR – SAME
INT. TESSERACT CHAMBER ROOM – CONTINUOUS
The Tesseract surges again powerfully and makes a smoky explosion. When the smoke clears, Loki is standing in the Tesseract chamber. Loki
Fury
Selvig
Barton
8 INT. TESSERACT CHAMBER ROOM – CONTINUOUS Fury attacks Loki, and Loki uses his spear to turn Barton and Selvig into his minions. Fury
Loki
Barton
Selvig
9 INT. TESSERACT CHAMBER ROOM – CONTINUOUS Loki tells Fury he wants the Tesseract and has come to subjugate humanity. Loki
Fury
Selvig
Barton
10 INT. TESSERACT CHAMBER ROOM – CONTINUOUS Barton shoots Fury. Then Loki, Selvig and Barton flee with the Tesseract. Barton
Fury
Selvig
Loki
11
2
Loki steals Barton, Selvig and the Tesseract and escapes the Shield facility.
INT. SECURITY LEVEL FOUR – A FEW SHORT MOMENTS LATER
INT. TESSERACT CHAMBER ROOM – CONTINUOUS
Loki, Barton and Selvig fight with Hill as they steal a truck and drive away. Loki
Barton
Selvig
Hill
12 INT. TESSERACT CHAMBER ROOM – CONTINUOUS Fury flees the collapsing Shield facility and orders anyone to get the Tesseract and stop Loki. Fury
Shield staff
13 INT. SECURITY LEVEL FOUR – CONTINUOUS
INT. DIMLY LIT UNDERGROUND TUNNEL – CONTINUOUS
Hill and other Shield agents get in vehicles and chase Loki. Hill
Shield staff
Loki
Barton
Selvig
14 INT. LOWER LEVEL – CONTINUOUS (EARLY DAWN
INT. FRONT STEPS OF A BUILDING – CONTINUOUS
Coulson oversees the removal of their next gen weapons but has to abandon some as the Shield facility collapses. Coulson
Shield staff
15 INT. DIMLY LIT UNDERGROUND TUNNEL – CONTINUOU Hill catches up to Loki and shoots at their truck. Barton returns fire. Hill
Shield staff
Loki
Barton
Selvig
16 INT. MILITARY TRANSPORT TRUCK – CONTINUOUS
EXT. LANDING PAD, SHIELD/NASA FACILITY – CONTINUOUS
Fury escapes the collapsing Shield facility on a helicopter as Coulson says over Fury’s radio that he has successfully escaped as well. Fury
Coulson
17 INT. DIMLY LIT UNDERGROUND TUNNEL – CONTINUOUS Hill and Barton continue shooting at each other from their vehicles. Hill
Shield staff
Loki
Barton
Selvig
18 EXT. LANDING PAD, SHIELD/NASA FACILITY – CONTINUOUS
INT. TESSERACT CHAMBER ROOM – CONTINUOUS
EXT. SHIELD/NASA FACILITY – CONTINUOUS
DIMLY LIT UNDERGROUND TUNNEL – CONTINUOUS
INT. MILITARY TRANSPORT TRUCK – CONTINUOUS
EXT. DESERT – CONTINUOUS
The Shield facility collapses. Hill and other Shield agents get cut off from pursuing Loki. Fury shoots at Loki’s vehicle from his helicopter, but Loki shoots down Fury’s helicopter with his scepter. Fury jumps out at the last minute and survives. Hill
Shield staff
Loki
Barton
Selvig
Fury
19 DIMLY LIT UNDERGROUND TUNNEL – CONTINUOUS
INT. MILITARY TRANSPORT TRUCK – CONTINUOUS
EXT. DESERT – CONTINUOUS
Fury gets a status update from Hill and Coulson over his radio and then tells them they’re at war. Fury
Hill
Coulson
(Loki)
20
3
Assemble the team.
EXT. OLD WAREHOUSE, RUSSIA – NIGHT
INT. OLD WAREHOUSE, RUSSIA – NIGHT
While ostensibly being interrogated by Luchkov, Natasha get a call from Coulson, who orders her to find Banner and return to Shield with him immediately. Natasha reluctantly agrees and then beats up Luchkov. Luchkov
Natasha
Coulson
(Banner)
21 EXT. SLUMS, CALCUTTA, INDIA – NIGHT
EXT. OLD ABANDONED SHACK, CALCUTTA OUTSKIRTS – LATER
INT. OLD ABANDONED SHACK – CONTINUOUS
Natasha finds Banner and convinces him to return to Shield with her. Natasha
Banner
22 INT. DARK ROOM, CARRIER – NIGHT Fury briefs The Council about Loki declaring war on Earth. Fury argues that they need the Avengers to save Earth. Fury
The Council
Loki
(The Avengers)
23 INT. GYM – NIGHT Rogers beats up a punching bag in a gym while having flashbacks about his past. Rogers
24 INT. GYM – NIGHT Fury tells Rogers about Loki and the Tesseract and asks for his help. Rogers reluctantly agrees. Fury
Rogers
(Loki)
25 EXT. OCEAN, NEW YORK CITY
EXT. STREETS OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN – CONTINUOUS
EXT. STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS (NIGHT)
In his Iron Man suit, Stark connects a large power line under water while communicating with Pepper through his radio. They reveal the line will power Stark tower with free energy from Stark’s reactor. Stark
Pepper
26 EXT. STARK TOWER LANDING PAD – CONTINUOUS
INT. PENTHOUSE, STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS
Stark flies to his pent house on top of Stark Tower and meets Pepper. She says Coulson is there to see him, and Stark refuses to see Coulson. Stark
Pepper
(Coulson)
27 INT. PENTHOUSE, STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS Coulson enters Stark’s pent house and tells him about Loki and the Tesseract and asks for Stark’s help. Stark refuses, but Coulson leaves documents with more details. Coulson
Stark
Pepper
(Loki)
28 EXT. OCEAN – DAY
INT. JET – CONTINUOUS
Coulson and Rogers travel on a Shield plane where Coulson tells Rogers about Banner’s back story. Coulson
Rogers
(Banner)
29 INT. JET – CONTINUOUS Coulson gives Rogers upgraded body armor. Coulson
Rogers
30 INT. LOKI’S LIAR, UNDERGROUND LAB – DAY
EXT. SPACE (CONTINUOUS)
INT. LOKI’S LIAR, UNDERGROUND LAB – CONTINUOUS
Loki uses the Tesseract and his spear to travel to space, where he debriefs Thanos on his progress and tells the audience his backstory and motives. Thanos tells Loki the consequences of failure. Loki
Thanos
31
4
Team 1 and Team 2 plan and prepare to fight each other.
EXT. OCEAN – DAY
EXT. HELICARRIER – DAY
Coulson and Rogers’ plane lands on an aircraft carrier. Coulson introduces Rogers to Natasha on deck. Coulson
Rogers
Natasha
32 EXT. HELICARRIER – DAY On deck, Rogers and Natasha meet Banner and state it’s Banner’s job to find the Tesseract. Rogers
Natasha
Banner
33 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – MINUTES LATER
EXT. HELICARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Fury, Hill, Rogers, Natasha and Banner walk on the carrier bridge. Fury orders the techs to turn on the ship’s cloaking system, which they do. Rogers is astounded. Fury
Hill
Rogers
Natasha
Banner
34 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Fury tells Banner he will be free to go after they find the Tesseract. Banner asks who they’re looking for it, and Banner says he can find it faster if he has equipment. Natasha leads him away to a lab. Fury
Banner
Natasha
(Loki)
35 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS On the carrier bridge, Hill tells Fury that she told The Council that Barton has been compromised and Fury has assembled the Avengers. Hill
Fury
(The Council)
(Barton)
(The Avengers)
36 INT. LOKI’S LIAR, UNDERGROUND LAB – DAY In Loki’s lair, Loki gives Selvig iridium he needs to complete his work on the Tesseract. Selvig says the Tesseract shows you what you want to see and that it showed him scientific truth. Barton says it showed him his next target. Loki
Selvig
Barton
37 INT. LOKI’S LIAR, UNDERGROUND LAB – DAY In Loki’s lair, Barton tells Loki he will have to fight Fury, which will be impossible while Fury is in the air. Barton tells Loki about the Avengers and that they’re a threat to each other. Loki says he wants to be in the spotlight ruling, not in an underground bunker hiding. Barton says he can help Loki. Loki asks what he needs, and Barton says a distraction and an eye ball. Then Barton takes his bow out of its case. Loki
Barton
(Fury)
(The Avengers)
38 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – DAY On the carrier bridge, Coulson tells Rogers he’s a big fan. Then Sitwell tells them their instruments tracked the Tesseract to Stuttgart, Germany. Fury walks up and tells Rogers it’s time for him to work. Coulson
Rogers
Sitwell
Fury
39 EXT. FANCY BUILDING, STUTTGART – NIGHT
INT. FANCY BUILDING – CONTINUOUS
INT. ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Rogers enters a room on the carrier and sees his new Captain America armor suit. Rogers
40
5
Team 1 struggles to work together and achieves a false victory by ostensibly defeating Loki.
EXT. GUARDED BUILDING – CONTINUOUS Barton shoots some guards outside a guarded building. Barton
Guards
41 EXT. QUINJET, SKIES – CONTINUOUS The Avengers’ jet speeds across the sky to Germany. The Avengers
42 EXT. DOOR, GUARDED BUILDING – CONTINUOUS Barton and some henchmen run into a door in a hallway and prepare to break into it. Barton
Loki’s henchmen
43 INT. FANCY BUILDING – CONTINUOUS Loki walks through a fancy gala at an expensive hotel. He grabs a scientist and cuts his eye out using his scepter. Loki
Scientist
44 EXT. DOOR, GUARDED BUILDING – CONTINUOUS Barton holds a device that transmits an image of the eye Loki took onto the door panel’s eye scanner. He enters the room with his henchmen and steal more iridium. Barton
(Scientist)
(Loki)
Henchmen
45 EXT. FANCY BUILDING, STUTTGART – CONTINUOUS (NIGHT) People flee the gala at the expensive hotel. Loki walks out the front door and magically changes clothes to Asgardian attire. He blasts a cop car with his scepter and orders the humans around him to kneel. Loki says humans were meant to be ruled, and he was meant to rule. Loki shoots his scepter at a man who stands up to him. Loki
46 EXT. FANCY BUILDING, STUTTGART – CONTINUOUS (NIGHT) Rogers jumps in and saves the man Loki shot at. Then Natasha shows up, and Rogers and Natasha fight Loki but are having trouble. Rogers
Loki
Natasha
47 EXT. FANCY BUILDING, STUTTGART – CONTINUOUS (NIGHT) Stark flies in wearing his Iron Man suit and shoots Loki, disabling him. Stark
Loki
Natasha
Rogers
48 EXT. FANCY BUILDING, STUTTGART – CONTINUOUS (NIGHT)
EXT. DARKENED CLOUDY SKIES – NIGHT
INT. COCKPIT, QUINJET – CONTINUOUS
INT. QUINJET – CONTINUOUS
In the Avengers’ jet, Natasha flies the plane while Rogers and Stark talk. Stark mentions Rogers’ backstory. Rogers says he didn’t know Fury summoned Stark, and Stark replies there’s a lot of things Fury hasn’t told Rogers. Natasha
Rogers
Stark
(Fury)
49 INT. QUINJET – CONTINUOUS
EXT. DARKENED STORMY SKIES – CONTINUOUS (NIGHT)
INT. QUINJET – CONTINUOUS
Lightning flashes out of a clear sky, and Loki says trouble follows lightening. Thor lands on the plane. Stark opens the door to go outside and fight, but Thor jumps in, knocks down Stark and Rogers, grabs Loki and jumps out the plane. Loki
Thor
Stark
Natasha
Rogers
50 INT. QUINJET – CONTINUOUS Rogers asks Natasha and Stark if Thor is friendly. Natasha says it doesn’t matter, because they’ll lose the Tesseract if Thor kills or takes Loki. She also warns Rogers not to fight Thor, because he’s basically a god. Rogers dismisses her warning and jumps out the plane. Rogers
Natasha
Stark
(Thor)
51 EXT. CLIFF TOP – NIGHT Thor demands Loki tell him where the Tesseract is. Avoiding the question, Loki mentions he should be king of Asgard instead of Loki. Thor says Earth is under his protection. Loki says he sent the Tesseract off to a location he doesn’t know, and Thor summons his hammer. Thor
Loki
52 EXT. CLIFF TOP – NIGHT
EXT. FOREST – SECONDS LATER
Stark flies in and knocks Thor down. Stark says he’ll let Thor take Loki back to Asgard for justice after Loki gives him the Tesseract. Then they fight while Loki watches. Stark
Thor
Loki
53 EXT. FOREST – SECONDS LATER Rogers tries to break up the fight, and Thor attacks him unsuccessfully. Then Rogers says the fight is over. Rogers
Stark
Thor
Loki
54
6
Team 1 loses trust for each other and analyzes Loki’s motives and goals as well as each other’s’.
EXT. HELICARRIER, SKIES – NIGHT
INT. HALL, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. CYLINDRICAL GLASS CAGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Loki is brought to a glass jail cell on the helicarrier. Fury says if Loki tries to escape, the cell will be dropped out of the helicarrier. Loki and Fury both taunt each other for wanting the Tesseract’s power. Loki
Fury
55 INT. CONFERENCE TABLE, BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS On the bridge of the helicarrier,Thor tells Rogers and Banner that Loki’s plan is to use the Tesseract to open a portal and let Thanos’ army invade/destroy earth in exchange for Loki giving Thanos the Tesseract. Thor
Rogers
Banner
(Loki)
(Thanos’s army)
56 INT. CONFERENCE TABLE, BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Tony and Coulson enter the bridge. Tony plants a hacking device on a computer and tells the rest of the team that Loki needs a major energy source to power the Tesseract. Tony and Banner leave to go try to track the Tesseract by studying Loki’s staff, which they say is powered by the Tesseract. Tony
Coulson
Banner
(Loki)
57 INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – NIGHT In the helicarrier lab, Rogers, Banner and Stark question Fury’s motives and guess that Loki will try to use the arc reactor at Stark Tower to power the Tesseract. Rogers guesses Loki is trying to anger the Avengers. Rogers leaves. Then Stark and Banner talk about coping with their medical conditions. Rogers
Banner
Stark
(Loki)
58 INT. STORAGE ROOM, CARRIER – EARLY DAWN Rogers goes into a storage room and starts looking around. Rogers
59 EXT. TUNNEL – CONTINUOUS
INT. TRAILER, TRUCK – CONTINUOUS
Selvig drives a truck into a tunnel and then puts iridium into the Tesseract. Selvig
60 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Thor and Coulson discuss Loki’s motives (pride and vengeance). Fury enters and speculates that Loki is the only person who wants to be on the helicarrier. Thor
Coulson
Fury
(Loki)
61 INT. CYLINDRICAL GLASS CAGE, CARRIER – DAWN Natasha begs Loki to free Barton. Natasha says she has blood on her hands and wants to make amends. Loki taunts her for being weak and pathetic. Natasha
Loki
(Barton)
62 INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS (DAWN)
INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
While Stark and Banner try to hack the helicarrier computer, Hill and Fury discover someone is trying to hack their system. Stark
Banner
Hill
Fury
63 INT. STORAGE ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Rogers opens some storage containers and finds the next gen weapons. Rogers
64 INT. CYLINDRICAL GLASS CAGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Loki continues taunting Natasha. He thinks he’s getting to her, but when he accidentally implies his plan is to unleash the Hulk on the helicarrier, Natasha abruptly leaves and reports to Fury that Loki wants to anger the Hulk. Loki
Natasha
(Banner)
65
7
Team 1 turns on each other as Team 2 attacks Team 1’s base.
INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – MORNING Fury enters the helicarrier lab and asks Stark what he’s doing. Stark asks Fury what his plan is after retrieving the Tesseract. Rogers enters with a next gen gun and says Fury’s plan is to make next gen weapons. Fury says they need next gen weapon to fight aliens. The scepter glows as the Avengers argue with each other. Fury
Stark
Rogers
Banner
Thor
66 INT. BARTON’S JET – CONTINUOUS Barton and other henchmen prepare to attack the helicarrier. Barton
Henchmen
67 INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS (MORNING) The Avengers continue bickering and pointing out each other’s’ flaws. Banner says they’re not a team, they’re a ticking time bomb. Fury
Stark
Rogers
Banner
Thor
68 INT. BARTON’S JET – CONTINUOUS Barton shoots an explosive arrow at one of the helicarrier’s engines. Barton
69 INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS (MORNING) The Avengers continue bickering until the computer locates the Tesseract. Fury
Stark
Rogers
Banner
Thor
70 INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS (MORNING) Tony says he’ll get the Tesseract while everyone argues about who gets to keep it. Then Banner notices an intruder alert from the computer. Fury
Stark
Rogers
Banner
Thor
(Barton)
(Henchmen)
71 INT. BARTON’S JET – CONTINUOUS (MORNING)
EXT. HELICARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. ENGINE 3, HELICARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Barton’s arrow explodes, incapacitating the helicarrier engine. The Avengers all go flying around as the helicarrier bucks. (Barton)
Fury
Stark
Rogers
Banner
Thor
72 INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS (MORNING)
INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. WISHBONE HALL, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Fury asks Hill for a situation report. Hill says an engine is down and someone needs to go outside to repair it. Tony says he’ll fix it. Then Fury tells Coulson to get to the armory. Fury
(Hill)
Stark
Rogers
Banner
Thor
(Coulson)
73 INT. LOWER EQUIPMENT ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Natasha’s leg is trapped under debris while Banner turns into the Hulk near her. Natasha
Banner
74 EXT. DECK, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. ENGINE ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Barton and his henchmen board the helicarrier. Barton
Henchmen
75 EXT. ND HALLWAY, CARRIER – MORNING Tony and Rogers make their way to the damaged engine. Tony
Rogers
76 INT. LOWER EQUIPMENT ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. CYLINDRICAL GLASS CAGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Banner changes into the Hulk and chases Natasha. Banner
Natasha
77 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS (MORNING) Fury orders a crewmember to move the helicarrier over the ocean in case the other engines fail. Fury
Shield staff
78
8
Team 1 fights Team 2. Loki escapes, but Barton returns to Team 1.
EXT. ENGINE 3, HELICARRIER – CONTINUOUS Stark and Rogers study the damaged engine and make a plan to fix it. Stark
Rogers
79 INT. LOWER ENGINE ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. LOWER DOCKING AREA, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Natasha and Thor fight the Hulk. Natasha
Thor
Banner
80 EXT. ENGINE 3, HELICARRIER – MORNING Stark and Rogers work on fixing the engine. Stark
Rogers
81 INT. LOWER DOCKING AREA, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Thor and Hulk continue fighting. Thor
Hulk
82 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Hill and Fury make plans to evacuate the helicarrier when henchmen attack them. Hill
Fury
Henchmen
83 INT. ARMORY, CARRIER – MORNING Coulson enters the armory as his radio warns that hostiles have breached the perimeter. Coulson
(Henchmen)
84 INT. WISHBONE LAB, CARRIER – MOMENTS LATER Hulk and Thor continue fighting. Banner
Thor
85 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. FIGHT JET, HELICARRIER – CONTINUOUS (MORNING)
A fighter jet attacks Hulk. Hulk destroys the jet but falls to Earth in the process. Shield staff
Banner
86 EXT. ENGINE 3, HELICARRIER – MOMENTS LATER (DAY) Stark and Rogers continue fixing the engine while simultaneously fighting henchmen. Stark
Rogers
Henchmen
87 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Hill and Fury continue fighting Henchmen on the bridge. Barton enters and disables another engine by shooting a control panel. Hill
Fury
Henchmen
Barton
88 INT. LOWER ENGINE ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Fury calls for help, and Natasha says she’s on her way. Fury
Hill
Henchmen
Barton
(Natasha)
89 EXT. ENGINE 3, HELICARRIER – DAY Stark continues trying to fix the engine. Stark
90 INT. CYLINDRICAL GLASS CAGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Thor enters Loki’s cell, and Loki traps him inside. Thor
Loki
91 INT. ENGINE ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Natasha meets Barton, and they fight. Natasha
Barton
92 INT. CYLINDRICAL GLASS CAGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS (DAY) Coulson threatens Loki with a next gen weapon. Loki stabs Coulson and then drops Thor out of the helicarrier trapped in the glass jail cell. Coulson
Loki
Thor
93 INT. ENGINE ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Natasha and Barton continue fighting. Natasha knocks Barton out. Natasha
Barton
94 EXT. SKIES – MOMENTS LATER (DAY)
INT. CYLINDRICAL GLASS CAGE, SKIES – CONTINUOUS
EXT. REMOTE FIELD – CONTINUOUS
Thor smashes through the cell and escapes before it hits the ground. Thor
95 INT. EMPTY DETENTION ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Coulson shoots Loki with the next gen weapon and then Coulson slumps over. Coulson
Loki
96 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – DAY
EXT. ENGINE 3, HELICARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Stark and Rogers succeed at fixing the engine. Stark
Rogers
97 EXT. DECK, CARRIER – MOMENTS LATER
INT. EMPTY DETENTION ROOM, CARRIER – DAY
Loki escapes the helicarrier on a jet. Loki
Henchmen
98 INT. EMPTY DETENTION ROOM, CARRIER – DAY Fury tries and fails to save Coulson’s life. Fury
Coulson
99 INT. ENGINE ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. ENGINE 3, HELICARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Natasha watches soldiers drag Barton away. Natasha
Shield staff
Barton
100 INT. CONFERENCE TABLE, BRIDGE, CARRIER – DAY Fury debriefs the Avengers and says “the Avenger initiative” was always his master plan, not the next gen weapons, and that Coulson died believing in them. Fury
Rogers
Stark
(Coulson)
101
9
Team 1 and Team 2 plan and prepare to fight.
EXT. REMOTE FIELD – DAY Thor picks up his hammer in an empty field. Thor
102 INT. ABANDONED WAREHOUSE – SAME Banner wakes up in an abandoned warehouse. A security guard gives him clothes and a motorcycle. Banner contemplates not going back, but the security guard convinces him to do what he knows is right. Banner
Guard
103 INT. SICK BAY, CARRIER – DAY Natasha debriefs Barton on all that’s happened after Barton wakes up in a hospital bed. Natasha
Barton
104 INT. EMPTY DETENTION ROOM, CARRIER – DAY Stark and Rogers contemplate not fighting for Fury, but they decide they need to. They also deduce that Loki’s next attack will be in a major metropolitan area for the publicity factor. Stark
Rogers
105 EXT. STARK TOWER ROOFTOP – DAY Selvig sets up equipment on the roof of Stark Tower. Selvig
106 EXT. STARK TOWER ROOFTOP – DAY Barton, Rogers and Natasha suit up and plan to go fight Loki. Barton
Rogers
Natasha
107 MONTAGE Montage of all the Avengers gearing up with their signature weapons and armor. Barton
Rogers
Natasha
Banner
Thor
Stark
108 INT. QUINJET – CONTINUOUS Rogers, Barton and Natasha leave the helicarrier on a jet. Rogers
Barton
Natasha
109 INT. AIR DECK, BRIDGE, CARRIER – DAY Hill and Fury make a plan to monitor stuff. Hill
Fury
110 EXT. NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE – DAY Stark flies to Stark Tower in his Iron Man suit. Stark
111 EXT. STARK TOWER ROOFTOP – CONTINUOUS Stark tries to disable the Tesseract by shooting it, but it’s protected by an energy field, which reflects the blast and damages Stark’s Iron Man suit. Stark
Selvig
112 EXT. STARK TOWER ROOFTOP – CONTINUOUS
INT. PENTHOUSE, STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS
Stark enters his penthouse on top of Stark Tower and removes his damaged Iron Man suit and meets Loki. Stark
Loki
113 INT. PENTHOUSE, STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS Loki tells Stark that Thanos’ army is coming, and Stark says the Avengers will stop them. Loki throws Stark out a window. Another Iron Man suit flies out of the building and assembles itself around Stark as the Tesseract powers up and shoots a beam into the sky, opening a portal that Thanos’ army begins pouring through. Loki
Stark
Thanos’s army
114
10
Team 1 and Team 2 fight. Team 1 is more successful.
EXT. SKIES – CONTINUOUS Stark fights the incoming army. Stark
Thanos’s army
115 EXT. STARK TOWER LANDING PAD – CONTINUOUS Thor lands on the balcony of Stark Tower, and Thor fights Loki. Thor
Loki
116 EXT. NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE – DAY
EXT. STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS
INT. COCKPIT, QUINJET – CONTINUOUS
EXT. QUINJET, SKIES OF MIDTOWN – CONTINUOUS
Barton, Rogers and Natasha arrive an help Stark fight Thanos’ army. Barton
Rogers
Natasha
Stark
Thanos’s army
117 EXT. STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS Loki gets the upperhand on Thor, but Natasha saves him. Loki gets the upperhand on Natasha, but Rogers saves her. Rogers asks where Banner is. Loki
Thor
Natasha
Rogers
(Banner)
118 EXT. STARK TOWER LANDING PAD – CONTINUOUS Thor continues fighting Loki, but Loki stabs him and runs away. Thor
Loki
119 EXT. OVERPASS BELOW STARK TOWER – DAY Barton, Natasha and Rogers protect civilians from Thanos’ army. Barton
Natasha
Rogers
Thanos’s army
120 EXT. STREETS OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN – CONTINUOUS Rogers gives orders to some cops, who question his authority but yield to his leadership. Rogers
Barton
Natasha
121 EXT. STREETS OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN – CONTINUOUS Barton and Natasha continue fighting Thanos’ army. Barton
Natasha
Thanos’s army
122 EXT. STREETS OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN – CONTINUOUS Banner shows up, and the Avengers make a plan to focus on fighting Thanos’ army instead of chasing Loki or trying to shut down the Tesseract. Banner
Natasha
Rogers
Stark
Barton
Thor
Thanos’s army
123 EXT. STREETS OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN – CONTINUOUS Rogers gives the Avengers instructions suited to their strengths, and they all obey. Then Banner turns himself into the Hulk. Rogers
Natasha
Stark
Barton
Thor
Banner
Thanos’s army
124
11
Team 1 and Team 2 fight. The chances of success dwindle as the stakes rise steadily. In the end, Team 1 wins.
EXT. STREETS OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN – CONTINUOUS
EXT. TOP OF THE CHRYSLER BUILDING – CONTINUOUS (
The Avengers fight Thanos’ army as a team. Rogers
Natasha
Stark
Barton
Thor
Banner
Thanos’s army
125 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. STREETS OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN – CONTINUOUS
The Avengers analyze their enemies’ weaknesses and exploit them as a team. Rogers
Natasha
Stark
Barton
Thor
Banner
Thanos’s army
126 INT. OFFICE BUILDING – CONTINUOUS (DAY) Natasha makes a plan to try to get to the Tesseract to try to shut it down. The rest of the Avengers help her get to the top of Stark tower. Rogers
Natasha
Stark
Barton
Thor
Banner
Thanos’s army
127 EXT. STARK TOWER ROOFTOP – DAY Selvig wakes up near the Tesseract. He is free from Loki’s control. Selvig
128 EXT. GRAND CENTRAL 42ND STREET STATION – CONTINUOUS
INT. 42ND STREET BANK – CONTINUOUS
As the American military arrives on the scene, Rogers protects civilians. Rogers
Thanos’s army
129 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Fury argues with The Council about whether or not to use a nuclear weapon on Manhattan. Fury
The Council
130 EXT. FLYING CHITAURI CRAFT – DAY
EXT. STARK TOWER ROOFTOP – CONTINUOUS
EXT. STARK TOWER CATWALK – CONTINUOUS
INT. PENTHOUSE, STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS
Loki, Natasha and Hulk arrive on the balcony of Stark Tower. Loki says he’s a God, and Hulk beats up Loki. Loki
Natasha
Banner
131 EXT. STARK TOWER ROOFTOP – CONTINUOUS Selvig tells Natasha that Loki’s scepter may be able to stop the Tesseract. Selvig
Natasha
132 EXT. ABOVE STREETS OF MANHATTAN – CONTINUOUS Stark and Thor fight Thanos’ army. Stark
Thor
Thanos’s army
133 EXT. TOP OF A BUILDING – CONTINUOUS
EXT. BUILDING ROOF – CONTINUOUS
Barton fights Thanos’ army and begins getting overwhelmed. Barton
Thanos’s army
134 INT. FIGHTER JET – CONTINUOUS
EXT. DECK, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
INT. PASSAGE TO DECK, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
The Council tells a fighter jet pilot that Fury is no longer in command and orders the pilot to shoot a nuclear missile at the portal. Fury tells Stark there’s an incoming nuclear missile. The Council
Shield staff
Fury
Stark
135 EXT. STREET, MIDTOWN – CONTINUOUS
EXT. FIGHTER JET – CONTINUOUS
EXT. NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE – DAY
Stark flies towards the incoming missile. Stark
136 EXT. STREET – CONTINUOUS Thor and Rogers continue fighting Thanos’ army. Thor
Rogers
Thanos’s army
137 EXT. STARK TOWER ROOFTOP – CONTINUOUS
EXT. STREET – CONTINUOUS
EXT. VERRAZANO BRIDGE – CONTINUOUS (DAY)
Natasha begins pushing the scepter through the energy field protecting the Tesseract. She says she can shut it down, but Stark says to wait until he can direct the nuclear missile through the portal. Natasha
Stark
138 EXT. VERRAZANO BRIDGE – CONTINUOUS (DAY)
EXT. STARK INDUSTRIES PRIVATE JET – CONTINUOUS
INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. STREET BELOW STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS
INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. SPACE (CONTINUOUS)
Stark directs the nuclear missile into the portal as he tries to call Pepper and tell her he loves her and say goodbye. The missile explodes in the portal, causing Stark’s Iron Man suit to turn off. Stark
Pepper
139 CUTAWAY TO EARTH:
BACK IN SPACE:
EXT. STARK TOWER ROOFTOP – CONTINUOUS
Natasha uses the scepter to turn off the Tesseract and close the portal just as Stark falls back through it. Hulk catches Stark before he hits the ground. Natasha
Stark
Hulk
Thanos’s army
140 INT. PENTHOUSE, STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK SKYLINE – EARLY EVENING
The Avengers surround Loki, who admits defeat and surrenders. Rogers
Stark
Banner
Thor
Natasha
Barton
Loki
141
12
Denouement
INT. DARK ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS Montage of news report footage of reporters talking about the carnage in Manhattan and the heroism of the Avengers. Interviews with civilians shows mixed reactions to the Avengers. The Avengers
142 EXT. CENTRAL PARK – CONTINUOUS Continued montage of new reports play as the Avengers take Loki and the Tesseract to an empty road. Rogers
Stark
Banner
Thor
Natasha
Barton
Loki
143 INT. DARK ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. CENTRAL PARK:
INT. DARK ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. CENTRAL PARK:
Continued montage of new reports play as Fury talks to The Council from the bridge of the helicarrier. Fury tells them he let the Avengers go and let Thor take the Tesseract and Loki. Fury
The Council
Thor
Loki
144 EXT. CENTRAL PARK:
INT. DARK ROOM, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS
Montage of the Council telling Fury the Avengers are too dangerous not to control, as the Avengers each walk off into the sunset in their own way. The Council
Fury
Rogers
Stark
Banner
Natasha
Barton
145 INT. BRIDGE, CARRIER – CONTINUOUS (EARLY EVENING)
INT. PENTHOUSE, STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS
EXT. STARK TOWER – CONTINUOUS
Hill asks Fury if the Avengers will ever come back, and Fury says they will when they’re needed because they’re good guys. Hill
Fury
The Avengers
146 EXT. UNKNOWN AREA OF SPACE An alien debriefs Thanos about how dangerous they’ve learned it is to attack Earth. Thanos
Thanos’s army
(The Avengers)
147 INT. SHAWARMA JOINT – DAY The Avengers sit around a table eating food silently in a restaurant that was damaged in the attack on Manhattan. Rogers
Stark
Banner
Natasha
Barton

 

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