1st set pic from The Avengers reveals (sort of) four superheroes

Joss Whedon got started on the ultimate multiple movie sequel yesterday, as filming began in Albuquerque, N.M., on The Avengers, in which the stories that started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger will all merge. (And, hopefully, blow us away.)

Marvel has released the first set pic from that first day of filming, and while it shows little more than where the superheroes—or, rather, the actors portraying the superheroes—will rest their costumed butts, it still gets our blood pumping a bit.

A few years ago, we never would have dared dream that an Avengers movie was possible, and now here's proof that it is. So forgive us if this seems like making much ado over nothing ... but man, it's The Avengers!

The Avengers will (assuming all goes well) hit theaters May 4, 2012.

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