'The Avengers': New Character Banners, Loki Image & Hulk Toy

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Marvel is expected to release new material that gets fans pumped (ie. new footage) for The Avengers during the film's full Super Bowl XLVI TV spot. Such a tasty morsel would be all the more welcome, while comic book aficionados continue to wait for the next full theatrical trailer - and, more importantly, the actual movie, which arrives in theaters exactly three months to the day (of writing this).

However, in the meantime, we have a couple of new Avengers character banners, which we've also separated into their individual super-warrior components, for you to view - along with another official still of Tom Hiddleston as Loki from the film, and a pic of the action figure representation of Avenger's The Incredible Hulk.

Thanks to some steadfast Avengers fans, the latest character-centric promotional banners for the Joss Whedon-headed comic book adaptation are online. While most of the profile pics included therein are nothing revelatory, they do offer a better look at the Mark Ruffalo-based CGI Hulk - who kind of looks like a cross between the Eric Bana and Edward Norton version - along with a (admittedly, kind of fuzzy) sneak peek at Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill.

First, you can glance over the high-definition versions of the two new Avengers promo banners by clicking either image, below:

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Now, have a look at the individual Avengers team members (sorry, they're lower-resolution) by checking out the gallery below:

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Next, check out Hiddleston as Loki - who, according to the actor in the recent Avengers Twitter Q&A, will be "more mischievous... evil... hubristic... delusional... damaged... badass" than the version we saw in Thor - in the latest Avengers still:

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Lastly, to round it all off - here's the toy version of the Ruffalo-patterned Hulk in The Avengers:


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Not a whole lot more to say at this point, other than to once again reiterate how the general critical reception - in combination with both the domestic and worldwide box office returns - for The Avengers will heavily impact Marvel Studio's future production slate. Not to mention, Whedon's film will address some lingering questions that many dyed-in-the-wool cinephiles have, concerning both the feasibility of a shared comic book movie universe AND whether or not a single feature-length film can really do justice to a cast composed of so many treasured superhero characters.

We shall see how it all goes down when The Avengers hits theaters in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 4th, 2012.

Source: "RealIrOnMaN", "kingmatte" and "L-J" (via Coming Soon)

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