First Avengers Set Photos in Entertainment Weekly

This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly takes a look at the much-anticipated Marvel team-up film The Avengers, and has the first official photos and interviews from the set of the in-production tentpole movie. A gallery is available here and some discussion and analysis of the EW story is available at Bleeding Cool and MTV's Splashpage.

Individual cast photos (Photoshopped together to make the EW cover) are available here, along with some comments by the cast on each character.

One major spoiler (which may be considered pretty obvious if you saw the final scene of Thor) revealed in the Entertainment Weekly article is that Loki appears to be one of the film's major villains, if not the leader.

“I think [Thor's] motivation is much more of a personal one, in the sense that it’s his brother that is stirring things up. Whereas everyone else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down. It’s a different approach for me, or for Thor. He’s constantly having to battle the greater good and what he should do vs. … it’s his little brother there. … I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the only one who is allowed to be angry at them. There’s a bit of that.”

“I think [Thor's] motivation is much more of a personal one, in the sense that it’s his brother that is stirring things up. Whereas everyone else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down," Chris Hemsworth, the star of Thor, told the magazine. "It’s a different approach for me, or for Thor. He’s constantly having to battle the greater good and what he should do vs. … it’s his little brother there. … I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the only one who is allowed to be angry at them. There’s a bit of that.”