10 dramatic new pics of the Avengers who'll kick Loki's butt

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Dec 16, 2012

May 4 is coming fast, and that's the date The Avengers finally assemble on the big screen to protect the Earth from Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) big bad brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). And what better way to promote the upcoming Marvel tentpole film than to release 10 brand-new stills that show off our favorite heroes in various heroic poses?

The brand-new stills from Marvel feature Earth's Mightiest Heroes played by Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

We also have Tom Hiddleston as Loki and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, played by Cobie Smulders.

While we've never been completely sold on Captain America's new, more modern outfit, we sorta like what we see in the second gallery still: Let's cross our fingers it'll also look brilliant on screen ...

But the money shot is on that first still of Cap in the midst of a devastated New York City. It's just freakin' EPIC. We've got goosebumps all over from looking at it. Do you guys agree?

Joss Whedon's The Avengers hits theaters on May 4, 2012.

(via Comic Book Resources)