See the assembled Avengers cast in a bold new pair of banners

Yesterday, Marvel teased us with the first character banner for 2012's hyped hero hoedown The Avengers, featuring the main men of mayhem. Today the full fighting force is united with the second poster, showing the entire supporting cast striking a gallant (or villainous) pose. The gang's all here, and looking glorious.

Avengers mania has been simmering on the back burner these past few weeks, and the studio wants to make sure your memory is seared with its comic book crusaders set to strike next spring.

The first banner highlighted characters who had graced their own namesake films: Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and golden boy Chris Hemsworth as Thor.


The second offering adds the missing S.H.I.E.L.D. ingredients to the team-up recipe, revealing Samuel L. Jackson's intense Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as the villainous Loki, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner playing Hawkeye.


The formidable crew peer out from the confines of their stylized "A's" in various states of supreme readiness. Individual characters posters with all the fixin's can't be far behind. Save room for dessert.

Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers storms theaters on May 4, 2012.

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