One of the earliest shots in the film also showcases a major new Academy Award-winning castmember, with Gwyneth Paltrow getting her shining moment in a classic Disaster Movie Reaction Shot. She's likely reprising her role as Pepper Potts from the "Iron Man" movies, but this is the first clear-cut acknowledgement that she'll be featured in the movie, however briefly. It also gives us a long shot of that wormhole that opens up above Manhattan (specifically Iron Man's Stark Tower) and releases all sorts of bad guys. Tom Hiddleston's Loki sure wasn't lying about having an army.
In addition to the big action money shots, we have the first trailer appearance of Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill, as well as Thor dropping the classic blockbuster bon mot, "You don't know what you're dealing with." Joss Whedon, playin' the classics! "The Avengers" hits theaters May 4th. Oh yeah, here are the latest one sheets of the team standing around some more in their various stock photo shots. [Yahoo Japan/Empire]