The much-anticipated first trailer for “The Avengers” has finally arrived online, offering the first glimpse at Marvel’s upcoming team-up film featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and the rest of their cinematic superheroes (and villains).
It should probably come as no surprise that Robert Downey Jr. effectively steals the show as Tony Stark, the playboy genius who dons the Iron Man armor. However, the trailer also offers a nice look at the film’s prime villain, Loki, with Tom Hiddleston reprising his “Thor” role as the god of mischief.
Hulk fans also get another peek at Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, as well as the first footage of his character’s green-skinned alter ego.
The new trailer also features a few recurring themes, as we see Captain America (Chris Evans) squaring off against Tony Stark and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) at different points. There’s also a brief scene of Loki tossing Tony Stark through a window, which could be trouble for the armored Avenger.
Finally, two members of the Avengers team who didn’t get their own solo movies also appear in the trailer, with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) receiving the bulk of the attention, and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) also appearing in a few key scenes.
“The Avengers” hits theaters May 4, 2012.
You can check out the trailer below: