With the incremental release of Iron Man 2, Thor and — most recently — Captain America, the Marvel Comics franchise has been gearing up for The Avengers, the comic book movie equivalent to an all stars game featuring Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio against A-Rod and Derek Jeter, or something like that. The film has been shooting out in the open in New York City, where fans have spotted several A-list cast members suited up in their colorful tights.

Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner (pictured), who play Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye, respectively, joined cast mates Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth in Manhattan over the weekend. Their director, Joss Whedon, was there on location calling the shots.

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