Fans of comics and comic book movies, rejoice! Moviefone Canada and Disney Canada are pleased to present brand new character posters from upcoming blockbuster 'The Avengers,' set for release on May 4, 2012. The movie focuses on the formation of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), a group of superheroes banding together to defeat extraterrestrial invaders. The new character posters feature S.H.I.E.L.D. members Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), along with the film's central bad guy, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

Check out the poster after the jump. (Due to the constraints of the blog, we realize the image is a bit tough to see. Just make sure you click on the image to see full, high-resolution version.)

If you want to see what all the buzz is about, you can check out the full trailer below.

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