Marvel's The Avengers movie posterHere is the new trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers, one of next year’s big superhero movies. The Avengers opens in theaters May 4.

Most of Marvel’s big superhero movies up until now have been origin stories, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) popping up in the end to recruit the newly minted superhero for his secret organization.

Now it turns out that next year’s The Avenger’s will be an origin tale, also.

Enough with the origin stories already, for cryin’ out loud.

From the studio synopsis: 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. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

The Avengers, for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, is a super hero team that includes Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and the Black Widow.

The movie stars Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie will be directed by Joss Whedon.

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