As the film's May 4th release date approaches, Joss Whedon's The Avengers movie is slowly assembling before fankind's eyes online. Today at Yahoo! Movies and Moviefone, Marvel let loose two banners bearing four key Avengers characters each. Captain America is throwing his mighty shield, Bruce Banner is seeing a little green, Iron Man is arched for action, Thor's standing tall, Nick Fury's locked and loaded, Loki's rocking a helmet, Hawkeye's knocking an arrow and Black Widow's ready to strike. While the new banners aren't quite as inclusive as the mega poster that premiered at SDCC this past summer (no Agent Coulson or Maria Hill), fans will dig yet another look at the film's stars in costume. Hit the jump to see the full-sized images.Starring Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson (and Clark Gregg and Cobie Smulders), The Avengers is set to arrive in theaters on May 4.

Click to enlarge each of the new banners from The Avengers below:

The Avengers trailer


[Via Yahoo! Movies and Moviefone]