The Avengers - Teaser Promo Pic

Plus, the official press release to mark the start of filming. Doesn’t say much new, to be honest, but at least Tom (Loki) Hiddleston won’t gave to keep on avoiding that question in interviews…

And here’s that press release (interestingly the movie now appears to have an official three-word title):

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 superhero 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 SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

Marvel's The Avengers is being produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patty Whitcher and Jon Favreau. Marvel Studios’ Jeremy Latcham and Victoria Alonso will co-produce.

The creative production team also includes Oscar nominated director of photography Seamus McGarvey ( Atonement ), production designer James Chinlund ( 25th Hour ), Oscar winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne ( Elizabeth: The Golden Age ), Oscar winning visual effects supervisor Janek Sirrs ( Iron Man 2 , The Matrix ), visual effects producer Susan Pickett ( Iron Man , Iron Man 2 ), stunt coordinator RA Rondell ( Superman Returns ) and four-time Oscar nominated special effects supervisor Dan Sudick ( Iron Man , War of the Worlds ). The editors include Oscar nominated Paul Rubell ( Collateral ) and Jeffrey Ford ( Crazy Heart ).