04/11/2012 09:21 am ET

'Avengers' Clip: Tony Stark Has A Drink With Loki (VIDEO)

"Marvel's The Avengers" -- succinct title! -- arrives in theaters in just over three weeks, which means it's time for the marketing to kick into overdrive.

Earlier this week, star Cobie Smulders (Robin Sparkles, if you're nasty) revealed a new clip on "Late Night With David Letterman," and now comes this brand-new video from MTV.com showcasing Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark and Tom Hiddleston's Loki.

In the 64-second segment, Stark and Loki have one of those mutually-assured destruction conversations that all heroes and villains seem to have in movies. The difference here is -- well, that none of those conversations ever referenced the Hulk. Also, Downey is pretty cool. Guy can play Tony Stark in his sleep!

Watch above and try to unpack the phrase, "If we can't protect the Earth, you can be damn well sure we'll avenge it."

Directed by Joss Whedon, "The Avengers" hits theaters on May 4. It will close out the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 28.

[via MTV.com]