The Avengers assemble in new action shots of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner

THE AVENGERS screened to a select group of fanboys a few days ago and early reaction was extremely positive, pushing buzz on the film to an all time high.  But for those of us that haven’t seen it, the prevailing complaint is that all we’ve seen so far from THE AVENGERS is a bunch of pictures of our favorite heroes standing around looking stoic.  I like the costumes as much as the next guy, but I want to see some snapshots of The Avengers in action.  Apparently Marvel was listening and below you can see a handful of the many pictures they recently released from THE AVENGERS.  I tried to pick the best of the best and avoid the slight variations of pictures we’ve already seen.  But it’s hard for Marvel since they want there to be some surprises left in THE AVENGERS, but they also want people excited.

The official synopsis for Marvel’s The Avengers bills them as the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.  I’m anxious to see how much time is spent following Nick Fury as he travels around the globe trying to recruit THE AVENGERS.  Since the film is directed by Joss Whedon, I have a feeling the non-action parts are going to be just as much fun as the action scenes.

THE AVENGERS stars Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Stellan Skarsgard (Erik Selvig).  The Joss Whedon directed film hits theaters on May 4th, 2012. (ComicBookMovie)

The Avengers, starring Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk

The Avengers, starring Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk

The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man

The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Chris Evans as Captain America

The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston

The Avengers, starring Scarlett Johansson

The Avengers, starring Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye

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