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.
Gallery | The Dark Side of 'The Avengers' Cast
Scarlett Johansson, 'The Last Score'
In 'The Last Score,' Johansson plays a high school student who cheats on her SATs (gasp!).
Robert Downey Jr, 'Less Than Zero'
Even though Robert Downey Jr. has cleaned himself up now, the Iron Man dealt with his own personal demons of addiction back in the late '90s. Prior to that, the actor played a convincing and doomed drug addict in the 1987 flick 'Less Than Zero.'
Chris Evans, 'Puncture'
In 'Puncture,' Chris Evans plays Mike Weiss, a lawyer at a small firm. Evans does pretty much any drug he can get his hands on in this movie, including heroin, cocaine and possibly crack. He's ultimately trying to be heroic, but really: what would Steve Rogers think?
Chris Hemsworth, 'Ollie Klublershturf Vs. the Nazis'
The first non-drug role on our list for an 'Avengers' cast member. In this short film by Damon Lindelof, Chris Hemsworth (a.k.a. Thor) plays a bible salesmen moonlighting as a Nazi member. By Odin's beard! Check out the full video here.
Samuel L. Jackson, 'Jungle Fever'
Samuel L. Jackson -- who plays S.H.I.E.L.D. head Nick Fury in 'The Avengers' -- has had his fair share of dark and twisted roles ('Pulp Fiction,' 'Black Snake Moan,' 'Unbreakable'). However, in 'Jungle Fever,' the actor portrays a crack addict willing to steal from family members to feed his habit.
Jeremy Renner, 'Dahmer'
Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) played a violent bank robber in 'The Town,' but his portrayal as the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was by far his darkest character yet. Renner was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for the role.
Mark Ruffalo, 'Reservation Road'
What Mark Ruffalo does in 'Reservation Road' would not sit well with the rest of his superhero co-stars. In the film, he plays a father who hits a young boy with his car and subsequently tries to cover up the accident. Jeez, someone sick the Hulk on this guy. (Ruffalo also went dark as a cop in 'In the Cut.')
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