‘The Avengers’ Poster: Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man Front and Center


You can’t save a city without breaking a few buildings. Marvel’s greatest superhero team (take that, Midnight Sons) assembles in the below poster for their upcoming mega-movie, The Avengers, to once again destroy everything in their path…but, in the name of Good. Front and center is Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), who seems to be usurping a position of leadership, while his fellow Avengers survey the scene in hopes of finding unscathed buildings to demolish.

Catch Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), a seemingly unproportional version of Captain America (Chris Evans) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in The Avengers on May 4.


Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.