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Our Avengers Movie Wish List

By Chad Derdowski     November 18, 2009

7 Must Have Avengers Movie Characters
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The Avengers: It’s the name of the biggest and best team of super powered do-gooders in the Marvel Universe. It’s also the most anticipated superhero movie of the decade.In 2012, the dream will become a reality. The current slate of Marvel-produced films are all gearing up for it: a Nick Fury cameo in Iron Man, a Tony Stark cameo in The Incredible Hulk and hints of Captain America in both.
Both Thor and Captain America have got movies in the works and we know that they, along with Iron Man and (hopefully) Hulk, will be featured in the Avengers movie. Director Jon Favreau has made mention of Black Widow, we can assume that since War Machine is in Iron Man 2 there’s a good chance he’ll be an Avenger as well, and you can’t do it without Nick Fury. But who else will make the cut? Here are our picks for heroes who might heed the call of “Avengers Assemble!”

7. & 6. Wasp and Ant Man

We’re grouping them together because one without the other is kind of lame, but they’re both integral parts of the team. They don’t have to be stars… hell, they don’t even have to be in costume. But they must be there. Even if they only make brief cameos as Janet Van Dyne (the team’s wardrobe consultant) and Hank Pym (research scientist for Stark Enterprises), you can’t do the Avengers without two of the founding members.
And you gotta have Hank and Janet if you’re gonna have Ultron. And even if he isn’t in the first movie, sooner or later you gotta have Ultron.

5. Hawkeye

Because Hawkeye is awesome. Because guys who stand side-by-side with gods, monsters, walking A-bombs and living legends wielding only a bow and arrow have got bigger cojones than the pair the Hulk is sportin’. Also because somebody has to give Captain America an earful–and Hawkeye could be some great comic relief. Realistically, he’s better suited to turn up in the sequel than the first flick, but if ol’ Clint Barton ended up on the roster in the 2012, you won’t hear us complain.

4. Scarlet Witch

Avengers Mansion is going to look like something of a sausage factory rather than a superhero hangout. To break up the boys’ club atmosphere, we suggest adding a sexy sorceress to the team. Not only is Scarlet Witch a classic Avenger, she’s got cool powers, is smokin’ hot and in the event that Marvel/Disney ever wrests the rights to the X-Men franchise away from Fox, she also happens to be Magneto’s daughter, a fact that could be used for an eventual Avengers/X-Men crossover movie. 
Yes, we’re thinking that far ahead. This is a wish list. We’re geeks. This is what we do.

3. Vision

Hank Pym begat Ultron and Ultron begat the Vision. We won’t get into what the Vision begat because that whole Scarlet Witch having sex-with-an-android thing still creeps us out. But the Vision is another one of those characters that immediately comes to mind when the word “Avengers” is spoken. Like Hawkeye, he’s probably better left for the sequel, but perhaps he could be hinted at in the first one? A scene in Hank Pym’s laboratory showcasing several projects he is working on including a couple of androids: one with a familiar green and yellow paint scheme. It could just be a nice Easter egg for fans similar to Cap’s shield sitting on Iron Man’s workbench.

2. Black Panther

He’s sort of like Tony Stark, but without the armor and the attitude. Oh yeah, and he’s also the king of the incredibly advanced African nation of Wakanda. Yeah, that’s Black Panther: he’s a badass. He’s also been an esteemed member of the Avengers, the Defenders and the Fantastic Four and we think he’d be a perfect fit in the Avengers movie.
It would be interesting to see Tony Stark and T’Challa treated as teammates and competitors in this movie: A friendly rivalry with sort of an “anything you can do, I can do without armor” vibe to it.

1. Hulk

Yeah, we mentioned him earlier in the “we know for sure these guys will be in the movie” part of the article, but since the ever-churning rumor mill continues to refer to Hulk as a maybe, we want to reiterate our point: it’s not the Avengers without the Hulk. You can say the movie was a flop, you can say Ed Norton was hard to work with; we don’t care. We don’t even care if Norton is in the movie or not–we just want the Hulk.
Whether the Avengers form in order to take the Hulk down only to find that he is just a pawn in a villain’s game or they all just meet for tea and crumpets, one thing is for certain: when the Avengers assemble, ol’ jade jaws had better be assemblin’ with them.

The Benchwarmers

That’s our list of Avengers hopefuls. Our sincere apologies to Wonder Man, Tigra, Dr. Druid and the entire roster of the Great Lakes Avengers. You guys are really awesome, just not awesome enough. With any luck some of you will at least get a new action figure out of the whole deal and maybe a guest spot in the inevitable Avengers cartoon that follows up the movie.


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Dazzler 11/18/2009 4:26:12 AM

They would have to use oringinal lineup or it would never work. 

Dazzler 11/18/2009 4:27:44 AM

And yes Cap would have to be an add on.  Maybe for 2nd movie. 

Darkknight2280 11/18/2009 4:42:36 AM

CAP an add on? Am i reading that post right? Captain America is one of the orignal Memembers and of course he is going to be in the 1st Avengers movie and the following sequels!

You know at 1st i wasnt liking all these lists but now i look for them! :) Keep'em coming :)

goldeneyez 11/18/2009 5:20:09 AM

Cap was not an original member of the Avengers Darkknight... he came on later it's just that he fit in so good he seemed like he was always a member or should always have been one.  The original Avengers were: Thor, Ironman, Hulk, Wasp, and Antman.  If my memory serves me correclty, Loki was causing mischief by pissing the Hulk off & aiming him at innocents, and the other heroes banded together to stop him, but realized it was Loki behind everything & stopped Loki.  I might be off, but I think that's how it went.

DarthDuck 11/18/2009 6:29:45 AM

There were rumors awhile back that Hawkeye might show up in IM2.  I think the more characters they can introduce in the lead-in films (IM2, Cap, Thor) the better.  Get some of the origin, this is who I am stuff out of the way so they can get right to business in Avengers.

Wouldn't Scarlet Witch's rights belong to Fox as part of the rights to all things X-Men related?

ChadDerdowski 11/18/2009 6:39:08 AM

That's an interesting question, DarthDuck.  How do the rights things work?  I don't believe Scarlet Witch has ever really been a member of the X-Men, but does Fox have the rights to "all things mutant related" or just the traditional X-Men lineup?

goldeneyez - I think you're more-or-less correct.  I'm not sure if Loki was mind-controlling the Hulk or just framing him for some crimes, but that's the general jist of it.

ElBaz13 11/18/2009 7:36:54 AM

Ms Marvel!

The JLA has an icon with Wonder Woman therefore the Avengers need a powerful female figure. Carol Danvers is a great character with a military background. It wouldn't be a problem to introduce her in one of the movies and maybe gets her powers in the Avengers movie (if they use the kree/skrulls)

I like the Scarlet Witch idea but if she gets introduced, you need to see Quicksilver too.

monkeyfoot 11/18/2009 7:37:03 AM

Antman & Wasp: Definitely!. Wasp could be the sex appeal needed to always keep the guy's egos in order. I know there are plans for an Antman movie but you can use him here then spin him off into his own flick.

Hawkeye is also a good possibility for even the first film. He could be quickly explained as another recruit Nick Fury comes across. And I like the idea of him being the wisecracker and thorn in Cap's side.

Vision: no. Too complicated to explain. He needs a whole movie or large subplot devoted to him and there's no time in the first movie.

Black Panther: Got his own movie in development and better intro'd there.

The Hulk: Of Course! 'Nuff Said!

Scarlet Witch: I'm also curious where this mutants movie ownership is. She was originaliy intro'd in X-Men comics. My actual hope was that she and Quicksilver would appear in the planned Xmen Origins: Magneto movie. In flashbacks you could deal with his beginnngs with Xavier and the birth of his children who he loses track of. Then in present day scenes, the elder Magneto is confronted by his twins and some sort of battle ensues. Will they join his side or could they end up in the next X-men sequel? We'll never know because I guess they've dropped this movie from the X-schedule.



Darkknight2280 11/18/2009 8:53:59 AM

I stand corrected! :) Captain American didnt join the Avengers until the #4 issue but was later given Founding member status. Thats why i thought he was always an avenger. Easy mistake to make considering he entered the team in the 4th issue..lol

obsidian 11/18/2009 9:24:21 AM

I think given the amount of dollars on the table, Disney will keep it simple.  Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Giant-Man (way cooler special effect than Ant-man) and the Wasp.  Loki will be the main villain (he will have been well established from the Thor movie).  Hulk will have to be in the movie so that Disney can supercharge interest in continuing the Hulk movie franchise. Sam Jackson will add his eye patch, Ms. Johanssen will squeeze into her body suit, and the rest will be history (hopefully). 

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