The Avengers started filming Monday in Albuquerque, New Mexico and now we have the first official photo from the set.
The film will also be shot in Cleveland, OH and New York City.
Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," and "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's The Avengers" is the super hero 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 S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
Robert Downey, Jr. returns as the iconic Tony Stark/Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.
It is the first Marvel feature to be fully owned, marketed, and distributed by Disney as the company acquired Marvel in 2009.
The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, is set to hit theaters on May 4, 2012.