Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and the rest of "The Avengers" cast turned up at last night's world premiere in Hollywood to support the upcoming blockbuster, no doubt one of the most anticipated event films of the year. Below you can find a sampling of the promises they made to fans in the midst of their red-carpet journey:

Downey Jr.: "Die-hard fans get their wish this year..."

Hemsworth: "It's a hell of a ride..."

Mark Ruffalo: "This is the pinnacle of comic-book movies..."

Johansson: "Audiences can expect unbelievable excitement..."

Ok fine, so they are a little biased (those lines all sound like they were written by the quote-whoriest movie reviewer imaginable, don't they?), but does knowing that really make you feels any less excited for the Joss Whedon-directed superhero flick? Exactly.

After checking out the full premiere highlight reel above, be sure and click on over to our star-studded image gallery from last night's big event!

"The Avengers" hits theaters on May 4.