New photos and character shots from The Avengers

Captain American and Iron Man in The Avengers

Entertainment Weekly Avengers CoverEntertainment Weekly has not only posted its latest cover, but a whole swag of photos from the set of The Avengers as well.

There are three on-set photos, followed by six character profile shots of the leads: Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, and Chris Evans’ Captain America, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner (aka The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow.

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron ManThe Incredible Hulk,Iron Man 2Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is 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.

The Avengers will be released in Australia on 25 April 2012 by Disney.

The cast and crew of The Avengers on set

Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in The Avengers

Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) in The Avengers

Black Widow Iron Man

Captain America in The Avengers Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) in The Avengers

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in The Avengers Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) in The Avengers