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Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. in The Avengers
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. in The Avengers

Just ahead of a major preview this weekend for The Avengers at New York Comic-Con 2011, Marvel Stu­dios has released an enticing new trailer for the Joss Whedon-directed super hero team-up film, which hits theaters on May 4, 2012.

Mar­vel’s The Avengers, ​the Su­per Hero team up of a life­time, fea­tur­es icon­ic Mar­vel Su­per Heroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The In­cred­i­ble Hulk (Mark Ruffalo/Lou Ferrigno voice), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Cap­tain Amer­i­ca (Chris Evans), Hawk­eye (Jeremy Renner) and Black Wid­ow (Scarlett Johansson). When an un­ex­pect­ed en­e­my emerges that threat­ens glob­al safe­ty and se­cu­ri­ty, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Di­rec­tor of the in­ter­na­tion­al peace­keep­ing agen­cy known as S.H.I.E.L.D., 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.

Star­ring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruf­fa­lo, Chris Hemsworth, Scar­lett Jo­hans­son, Jere­my Ren­ner, Samuel L. Jack­son, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Bettany, Clark Gregg, Jenny Agutter, Walter Perez and Evan Kole & di­rect­ed by Joss Whe­don, Mar­vel’s The Avengers is based on the ev­er-​pop­u­lar Mar­vel com­ic book se­ries The Avengers, first pub­lished in 1963.

Check out the trailer below.