The only movie capable of giving 'The Dark Knight Rises' a run for its box office dollars was Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers,' and now it's available for you to own on DVD and Blu-ray! It was a superhero film like no other -- big-budget explosions, special effects galore and some of the coolest costumes ever to appear on the big screen. But what was even cooler was exactly how the creative team was able to reach the end product.

That's where these incredible behind-the-scenes movie photos come in. From Mark Ruffalo Hulking out to Captain America leaping off exploding cars, almost every scene begs fans to scour the internet and unearth as many details as to what happened off camera as possible. Now your search is over because we've already done the dirty work by bringing together some of the best behind-the-scenes photos from 'The Avengers' set. Check 'em out below, but trust us when we say there's many more to be seen in the special features section of 'The Avengers' DVD.

All photos courtesy of Marvel Studios.