The Avengers teaser, which premiered Tuesday to the delight of legions of comics fans, was downloaded more than 10 million in its first 24 hours on iTunes, becoming the most-viewed trailer in the website’s history.
Opening May 4, 2012, the Joss Whedon-directed film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki.
New footage from The Avengers will be screened Saturday at New York Comic Con, where Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will be joined by Evans, Hiddleston, Clark Gregg (SH.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson) and Cobie Smulders (SH.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill).