‘The Avengers’ short film revealed online

Watch superhero tie-in movie 'The Consultant' featuring Robert Downey Jr

The Avengers tie-in short film The Consultant is online now and available to watch by clicking here.

The first of two ‘one-shot’ shorts, The Consultant is designed to bridge the gap between The Incredible Hulk and the upcoming Marvel collective movie.

Featuring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark and Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, the video expands upon the daily role of SHIELD operatives and their quick thinking alternatives to following orders.

For those of you that stayed in your seats for the post-credits moments that followed The Incredible Hulk, the middle section of the short will appear very familiar.

Edward Norton, who played the dual role of Bruce Banner and Hulk in the 2008 version has since been replaced. For The Avengers, Mark Ruffalo will be taking over the mean and green duties.

A second short, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer, will be released soon.

Yet more promotional ‘teasers’ for the superhero supergroup aired at the end of the latest Marvel movie, Captain America. You can take a look at each member of The Avengers and watch that clip here.

The Avengers is due for release in the UK on May 4, 2012.