Check Out These Behind The Scenes Images From 'The Avengers'

I'm hesitant to call the images in this post "Joss Whedon Porn" but I think I just did. Marvel has just released six images from behind the scenes of The Avengers, several featuring Joss Whedon interacting on set with stars such as Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth. There's even one of the writer/director himself, just hanging out with Captain America's shield. The photographer knew what he was doing.

But that's not all. You get a kick ass shot of Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye and even that cool Iron Man image you see above. I can almost not believe this film premieres in two weeks and opens on May 4.

Thanks to Marvel for these images.

In case you didn't already know, The Avengers will be released May 4. Here's the official low down:

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures "Marvel's The Avengers"–the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. 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. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012. In "Marvel's The Avengers," superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.