In honor of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame — and EW’s six covers featuring the original members — we’re throwing it back to the night that started it all. Click through to see the entire original cast celebrating the first-ever Avengers premiere in Los Angeles on April 11, 2012.
Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury (without his pager and eye patch).
The late, inimitable, creator celebrated the big night.
Agent Maria Hill reported for business.
We hardly recognize Loki without his dark hair — or I Heart T.S. tank top.
He left his hammer in the Towncar.
Black Widow, back when the idea of a female-led superhero movie still felt like a pipe dream.
Hawkeye hammed it up.
Robert Downey, Jr. and Susan Downey
Just pretend she’s Pepper Potts; we’re sure Gwyneth Paltrow won’t mind.
Mark and Sunrise Ruffalo
Ruffalo left his Hulk makeup at home.
For more on Avengers: Endgame, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday. You can buy all six covers, or purchase your individual favorites: Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Hulk, and Ronin. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.