The wait is finally over! Marvel Studios unveiled the first trailer from The Avengers on Tuesday, giving fans an advanced look at the highly-anticipated spring blockbuster.

The film assembles a group of beloved superheroes including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).

It also introduces a handful of new characters to the film franchise, including Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo).

Director Joss Whedon praised the all-star cast during Comic-Con in July, telling fans: "These actors have a great time playing against each other. They are, as a troupe, actually a much better team than the Avengers are."

The Avengers arrives in theaters May 4, 2012.