Earth's Mightiest Director's Chairs

It's begun! Marvel has released the first official photo from the set of their upcoming super-film, The Avengers, and never before have seen such an impressive collection of truly powerful...chairs.

The photo features four folding director's chairs with heroes' names emblazoned upon them, and are presumably where Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Captain America) will rest their muscular, sculpted hindquarters when not calling Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) "Edward" or "Eric" as a gag. Talk about "AVENGERS ASS-EMBLE!" Wakka wakka!
Marvel has released the first official photo from the set of The Avengers as well as a press release about the filming, which just started this week.

The Marvel press release has more deetz on the film, calling out the above castmembers as well as Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlet Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Of special note is that both Tom Hiddleston and Stellan SkarsgÄrd will be reprising their Thor roles of Loki and Professor Erik Selvig, respectively. This could point to the film's script sticking somewhat to the original comics story of the Avengers' formation, an event precipitated by Loki tricking Hulk into turning heel.

Check out a smaller version of the photo below, or head over to for the full press release and high-res image. And make sure to keep checking back with UGO - later this week we hope to have a snapshot of the Avengers craft services table.