'The Avengers' Gets Magazine Cover, Official Set Photos

When Marvel's The Avengers was shooting on location in downtown Cleveland and Manhattan, we had plenty of set photos leaking online to help populate our Avengers image gallery. However, ever since shooting disappeared from the public eye, we've been a bit starved for more tidbits and revelations concerning Marvel's blockbuster superhero team-up.

Well, today The Avengers are back in the public eye - this time in the sleek forms of an Entertainment Weekly cover shot and some "official" (i.e., polished) set photos of the cast at work with director Joss Whedon.

It's hard to believe that there's anyone reading this who doesn't already have extensive knowledge about what The Avengers is all about, but just in case there are some readers unfamiliar with what the buzz is all about:

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest super hero characters - Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) -  as they all assemble together on screen for the first time to battle a new and deadly threat. The star studded cast of super heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature “Thor.”

So basically: a bunch of superheroes team up to battle a big enemy, which clues point to being the combined threat of Loki and a war-mongering alien race.

Now that we have the premise (semi-) explained, take a look at the latest photos of Downey Jr., Renner, Johansson, Hemsworth, Evans and director Joss Whedon at work/play on the interior sets of The Avengers - as well as the assembled team on the cover of EW:


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At this point, I think I speak for a considerable number of fans when I say - pictures aren't enough anymore, we need a trailer! Thankfully, there are rumors circling that we might finally see an Avengers trailer (and not just an end credit "button") within the next month. We'll keep you posted...

In the meantime, if you haven't already, check out our MASSIVE Avengers Photo Gallery!

The Avengers will assemble in theaters on May 4, 2012.

Source: EW (Cover) & (Set Photos)


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