How do you follow up The Avengers, amovie that currently hold the number 3 spot in the list of all-time top worldwide grossing films? Well, if you’re Marvel, you announce your next set of films at Comi Con! That’s just what they’ve done.
Joss Whedon is bringing The Avengers to movie theaters everywhere on May 4th. Not everyone knows who The Avengers are or what they’re all about, so I thought we might take a look at the team before that movie comes out.
The Avengers began in the pages of Marvel comics way back in 1963. They followed in the footsteps of DC comics who re-launched their team, the Justice League of America, in 1960 (The Brave and the Bold #28). A lot of heroes have been part of the team throughout the years, but the original team had Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and the Black Panther. Captain America joined a little later. Similar to the JLA, the idea was the team would ‘assemble’ whenever there was a threat too big for any one superhero to handle. Hence, they were ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’.
For the film, they are looking at a team of: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow, all of whom have been part of the team at one point or another.
Let’s take a look at each one…