Originally Posted by DarknessOfDeath
Question...where does the first part of the Avengers take place?? I know its one of the shield bases but where? New Mexico??
I don't recall the movie ever specifying the exact location of the SHIELD/NASA base. The tie-in comic book also featured the base, but I think it only placed it outside Albuquerque. Anyone else remember?
The comic also explained how the Destroyer armor fell into SHIELD's hands. After Thor defeated the Destroyer and returned to Asgard, Hawkeye and a team of agents found the armor abandoned in the street where it fell. Coulson had it hauled away to an airfield and flown to a SHIELD facility, where it was studied for a year before they figured out how it worked. Once Coulson saw the energy beam fire, he ordered the main scientist to "shrink it down and put a trigger on it". That's how he got his BFG.