Has Marvel Already Assembled Earth’s Mightiest Heroes?

Well yeah, probably, since they own the characters and all, so of course they’ll be assembling the upcoming “Avengers” movie with all the characters they currently have rights to. That includes: Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man, The Hulk, and Iron Man. According to Wikipedia, that’s slightly off from the original comic roster, which included Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk, with Captain America joining soon thereafter. But hey, this is the movies, not the comics, and who wants to see the Wasp as an Avenger? Hell, who wants to see bloody Ant-Man, for that matter? He controls ants and stuff. Wow. Ants.

In another USA Today article, they ran down all the possible Avengers line up for the movie, tentatively scheduled for 2011.

If the comic book Gods are in our corner, Jon Favreau will hop onto “Avengers” after “Iron Man 2″, but that’s a big “if”, considering that Marvel is being mighty ambitious with their movies, and has “Iron Man 2″ slotted for 2010. A year is not exactly a whole lot of time for movies that are guaranteed to be as huge, production-wise, as the Iron Man and Avengers films. Then again, Favreau has been talking about possibly making “Iron Man 2″ an “Avengers” movie, so that could work. But would Marvel approve of that, or would they want to squeeze as many movies out of their properties as possible before hopping onboard the Avengers?

Here’s what Favreau said about the possible line-up for the Avengers movie:

Favreau says the team’s lineup has changed throughout the years, “but the ones Marvel is talking about now are Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Iron Man. I would love to see that.”

More from Marvel’s side:

Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios’ president of production, confirms that he’s working toward the day when “heroes can cross into each other’s adventures and occasionally team up if there’s a foe too great for any one of them to handle.”

He and screenwriter Zak Penn (X2: X-Men United, Elektra, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) are uniting to get Avengers in theaters by summer 2011.

If Marvel is smart, they’ll ditch the Ant-Man movie and concentrate solely on Thor and Captain America, with the Avengers waiting in the wing. But hey, they probably paid Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”) a lot of money to write and direct, so a comical comic book superhero (it would have to be, right? with Wright involved, and the movie being about a dude who can shrink into the size of an ant?) could be good for a lark. Maybe. If this thing does end up being made, despite all the fanboy love for Wright, “Ant-Man” will probably bomb. Remember: It’s a movie about a guy who can shrink into the size of an ant! (Yeah, yeah, later he becomes Giant Man, but come on, when the title of the movie is “Ant Man”, it’s about him shrinking into an ant.)

Here’s an idea for an Avengers movie: The Hulk goes nuts, and the Avengers have to form to take him down. With or without the dude who can turn himself into the size of an ant.

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  • Joe

    Bring on the Vision .. As a young boy he was always my favourite and a major part of the later collaberations of the Avengers.

  • Joe

    Bring on the Vision .. As a young boy he was always my favourite and a major part of the later collaberations of the Avengers.

    • http://massivebeatz.com alex

      yes..VISION! what spock was to S.T, vision was to the avengers. he looked so supercool !!! vision must be in it !

  • Thatonekid

    they need to replace ant man with wolverine. i know he wasnt part of the originals but ive heard rumors about him being in there. as for the whole story of hulk freaking out and the avengers stopping him that aint such a good idea only because it was done in the avengers cartoon movie. it was a good movie but the same idea would be lame since there are so many things to choose from.

  • Thatonekid

    they need to replace ant man with wolverine. i know he wasnt part of the originals but ive heard rumors about him being in there. as for the whole story of hulk freaking out and the avengers stopping him that aint such a good idea only because it was done in the avengers cartoon movie. it was a good movie but the same idea would be lame since there are so many things to choose from.

  • Thatonekid

    they need to replace ant man with wolverine. i know he wasnt part of the originals but ive heard rumors about him being in there. as for the whole story of hulk freaking out and the avengers stopping him that aint such a good idea only because it was done in the avengers cartoon movie. it was a good movie but the same idea would be lame since there are so many things to choose from.

  • http://beyondhollywood.com/ marcus

    the avengers movie should start with tony stark finding captain america frozen
    in suspended animation in the arctic. then bring thor, hulk, antman and wasp, in
    just like the comics. a good foe for them would be THANOS, or maybe ANIHILUS and
    BLASTAR from the negative zone. HEY’ what about NAMOR THE SUBMARINER and his
    atlanteans attack the surface world. of course if all else fails they could fight
    KANG THE CONQUERER or ULTRON.

  • http://beyondhollywood.com/ marcus

    the avengers movie should start with tony stark finding captain america frozen
    in suspended animation in the arctic. then bring thor, hulk, antman and wasp, in
    just like the comics. a good foe for them would be THANOS, or maybe ANIHILUS and
    BLASTAR from the negative zone. HEY’ what about NAMOR THE SUBMARINER and his
    atlanteans attack the surface world. of course if all else fails they could fight
    KANG THE CONQUERER or ULTRON.

  • http://beyondhollywood.com marcus

    the avengers movie should start with tony stark finding captain america frozen
    in suspended animation in the arctic. then bring thor, hulk, antman and wasp, in
    just like the comics. a good foe for them would be THANOS, or maybe ANIHILUS and
    BLASTAR from the negative zone. HEY’ what about NAMOR THE SUBMARINER and his
    atlanteans attack the surface world. of course if all else fails they could fight
    KANG THE CONQUERER or ULTRON.

  • iferos

    the Avengers movie is going to a big screen version of the first Ultimates series. Capt America, Thor, Iron man, Giant Man, Black widow (introduced in Iron man 2)

  • iferos

    the Avengers movie is going to a big screen version of the first Ultimates series. Capt America, Thor, Iron man, Giant Man, Black widow (introduced in Iron man 2)