Shots of ‘The Avengers’ in New York hit the web

Superheroes take over Central Park

Anyone popping down to Manhattan over the weekend would been given a bit of a shock as The Avengers were out in force among the Big Apple populace.

As you can see in some of the images below, every member of the team was in costume for filming of, what appears to be, a pretty major set-piece.

In the first of a hatful of pictures snapped over the weekend we see Chris Hemsworth as Thor, complete with Hammer, sharing a joke with brother Loki on set. You can see Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark in the background, checking on his ride.

Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki pops up in another papped shot, showing a scar or two presumably earned after his falling out with brother Thor at the end of their first film together.

The third shot sees Robert Downey Jr. in playful mood with the press photographers, looking very millionaire in his suit and glasses. Elsewhere on the net you can pictures of Tony with his ‘suit in a briefcase’ from Iron Man 2. The man with his back to the camera is none other than new Hulk, Mark Ruffalo.

The fourth image is of a beaming Scarlett Johansson returning as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow. Total Film also has some shots of the actress in her leather costume, for those who like that sort of thing.

As shown in picture 5, The Avengers aren’t just out for a Sunday stroll. Some serious destruction is about to hit the city that never sleeps. But with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury on hand we’re sure the mess will be cleared up in no time.

We’ll have to wait until May 4, 2012 when The Avengers hits cinemas to see how.