Marvel’s Kevin Feige Confirms Avengers Line-Up

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There have been a lot of talk about what characters will show up in Marvel’s upcoming “Avengers” movie (due out in 2012, mark your calenders, kids!), so here’s the skinny: according to Kevin Feige, who should know since he’s Marvel Studios’ main guy, the Avengers line-up will consist of five characters — Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, and Nick Fury. Well, he doesn’t come right out and say Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man, but that seems like a given. He does mention The Hulk and Nick Fury by name, though.

“My only concern is that when we launch a franchise.. whichever characters franchise that may be, it should stand on its own two feet. With Iron Man being the first one out of the gate, thank goodness thats what happend. Everyone loved it. Its our job to do the same with Thor and Captain America two years from now, so by the time The Avengers comes in 2012 its not just a team super hero movie with a bunch of characters with powers, its three people, four including Hulk , five including Nick Fury-who you have seen before in other movies, coming together for the very first time.”

Feige also confirms that they are trying to get Ed Norton back as Bruce Banner aka The Hulk, but doesn’t know if it’ll happen. I’m probably the only guy on the web who didn’t think Norton’s turn as Banner was anything special; then again, I also didn’t care very much for Louis Leterrier’s remake of “Hulk”, so there you have it.

Feige also elaborated on the Thor that will be showing up in Kenneth Branagh’s movie:

“We’re doing the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby/Walt Simonson/J Michael Straczynski Thor. We’re not doing the blow the dust of the old Norse book in your library Thor. And in the Thor of the Marvel universe there’s a race called The Asgardians, and we’re linked through this tree of life that we’re unaware of. Its real science, but we don’t know about it yet. The Thor movie is about teaching people that.”

You can catch the full interview with Feige in this month’s issue of SFX Magazine.

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  • Berix

    Who cars about avengers, Ant man is going to be a movie amirite?

  • Berix

    Who cars about avengers, Ant man is going to be a movie amirite?

  • ALF0NS0

    WILL Hawkeye and Black Widow in the film of THE AVENGERS?

  • http://beyondhollywood ALF0NS0

    WILL Hawkeye and Black Widow in the film of THE AVENGERS?

  • baba ga noosh

    ZOMG NO SPIDERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      @Alfonso- Possible Black Widow may be but she may just be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who works with them. Same for Hawkeye if they bring him in.
      @baba ga noosh- SPidey just joined the Avengers recebntly so they probably won’t have him in the films. PLUS the rights for the films are currently owned by Sony.

  • baba ga noosh

    ZOMG NO SPIDERMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OMG

    • Dedpool

      @Alfonso- Possible Black Widow may be but she may just be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who works with them. Same for Hawkeye if they bring him in.
      @baba ga noosh- SPidey just joined the Avengers recebntly so they probably won’t have him in the films. PLUS the rights for the films are currently owned by Sony.

  • chris

    i would love to see edward norton return in a hulk sequel to face off agianst the leader and his new super human abomination,and the hulk in the avengers is a must.bring on the hulk.

  • chris

    i would love to see edward norton return in a hulk sequel to face off agianst the leader and his new super human abomination,and the hulk in the avengers is a must.bring on the hulk.

  • mike

    well I would like to put my 2 cents in……..if you gents don’t mind..

    Having the Hulk I guess is right since he was 1 of the first Avengers…….maybe they’ll do a Defenders movie also….why not that would be wild…You have the Hulk and they did A DR. strange tv movie sometime back….and since they are making the SUB MARINER HELL why not….add in a gorgeous platinum bombshell to play the Valkrie and get Nighthawk in there….maybe even the SURFER since hes was alrdy in the FF movies and I think they are making a movie of the surfer as well right…anyway sorry was getting wayyy of track , lol.

    Anyway my beef with the marvel movies well the one thing that bugs me is they always seem to get the heroes pretty much right on and the villains are half-ass…well not actor wise but the looks of the villains…I wish they would make them as close to the books like they do the heroes.yes I know the heroes are the heroes but come on you know the villains deserve just as much attention to detail as the heroes..

    Now for the Avengers I assume that they are sticking to the first set of Avengers obviously….so I guess that’s why you have the Hulk and since they did his movies it’s easier to put together and not introduce new characters….but I would have to say to add something more like they did in the X-MEN

  • mike

    well I would like to put my 2 cents in……..if you gents don’t mind..

    Having the Hulk I guess is right since he was 1 of the first Avengers…….maybe they’ll do a Defenders movie also….why not that would be wild…You have the Hulk and they did A DR. strange tv movie sometime back….and since they are making the SUB MARINER HELL why not….add in a gorgeous platinum bombshell to play the Valkrie and get Nighthawk in there….maybe even the SURFER since hes was alrdy in the FF movies and I think they are making a movie of the surfer as well right…anyway sorry was getting wayyy of track , lol.

    Anyway my beef with the marvel movies well the one thing that bugs me is they always seem to get the heroes pretty much right on and the villains are half-ass…well not actor wise but the looks of the villains…I wish they would make them as close to the books like they do the heroes.yes I know the heroes are the heroes but come on you know the villains deserve just as much attention to detail as the heroes..

    Now for the Avengers I assume that they are sticking to the first set of Avengers obviously….so I guess that’s why you have the Hulk and since they did his movies it’s easier to put together and not introduce new characters….but I would have to say to add something more like they did in the X-MEN