15 Avengers We Want to See in ‘Avengers 2′ & Beyond

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15 Characters for Avengers 2 Movie Sequels Now that The Avengers has officially destroyed (nearly) all the box office records that have ever existed, it’s time to look forward to the future of the franchise and the inevitable Avengers 2which could hit theaters as early as 2015. Aside from burning questions like "Will Joss Whedon return in the role of writer/director" or "is [insert spoiler] really, truly dead," we here at Screen Rant are most interested in which superhero characters – other than the six we're already cinematically familiar with – might show up in the sequels. As such, we've crafted a wish-list of sorts, with breakdowns of the 15 Marvel superheroes we wouldn't mind seeing in Avengers 2, 3, 4, 5, and so on (with stats, bios, and summaries as to why we'd want them on the team).

Ant-Man/Giant-Man/Goliath/Yellowjacket/The Wasp/Scientist Supreme

Henry Pym Ant-Man Real Name: Henry Pym Species: Human (Mutate) Country of Origin: U.S.A. Joined the team in: Avengers #1 Powers/Abilities: Shrinking/growing (as a result of Pym Particles), bio-energy projection, and being really smart in a lot of different scientific fields. Who/What Is He: Henry Pym is a brilliant scientist who – with the help of his “Pym Particles” – can shrink or grow to extremely small or large sizes, respectively. He’s known primarily for his domestic abuse escapades, having the most superhero aliases ever, and accidentally creating one of the Avengers’ greatest villains: Ultron. Why We Want Him: Besides the fact that he’s an awesomely ridiculous throwback to science-fiction tropes of the 1950s? Edgar Wright is gearing up to make a movie about him – and frankly, that’s reason enough. Whatever version of the character Wright comes up with will, no doubt, supply an excellent opportunity for more Avengers humor and science-y banter between Pym, Stark, and Banner. Now if only we could get Mr. Fantastic in there...

Wasp

Janet Van Dyne Wasp Real Name: Janet Van Dyne Species: Human (Mutate) Country of Origin: U.S.A. Joined the Team in: Avengers #1 Powers/Abilities: She can shrink down, grow wings for flying, and “sting” people with her little energy blasts (tee hee). Who/What Is She: Once just a shallow flight attendant, Janet Van Dyne became the superhero Wasp, thanks to Henry Pym’s “Pym particles” and a biochemical procedure that granted her the ability to grow wings and blast energy “stings” once miniature. She initially used her powers to fight and banish the monster who killed her father, then fought alongside Ant-Man as his girlfriend and, eventually, wife. (And much later, ex-wife.) Why We Want Her: She provides the Avengers with some much-needed assistance in the female quota department (five guys + one girl = superhero sausage fest). She’s also a potentially interesting character in the right hands – like Whedon’s Buffy Summers, Janet at first appears to be very “girly” and “shallow,” but goes on to display great courage, depth, and strength later on.

Black Panther

Tchalla Black Panther Real Name: T’Challa Species: Human Country of Origin: Wakanda Joined the team in: Avengers #52 Powers/Abilities: Genius intellect, master of strategy, skilled fighter/hunter/tracker/gymnast, enhanced senses and physicality by way of the special “heart-shaped herb,” vibranium uniform and equipment, and retractable anti-metal claws Who/What Is He: Black Panther is the King of the  super-advanced African country Wakanda – which controls the largest amount of vibranium on the planet (the extraterrestrial metal that was used, in part, to craft Cap’s shield) – and a generational superhero a la The Phantom. Why We Want Him: Because he’s awesome? Is that not reason enough? Well, okay, then there’s also the fact that he’s a master strategist on the genius level of, say, Batman and Captain America, and one of the most skilled warriors in the world. Plus, the Avengers could use a member or two (or three) who aren’t strictly Caucasian.

Vision

Marvel The Vision Alias: Victor Shade Species: Android Country of Origin: U.S.A. Joined the Team In: Avengers #58 Powers/Abilities: Invulnerability/intangibility, weightlessness/extraordinary heaviness, flight, solar energy projection, IT interfacing, super-strength/intelligence/reflexes/senses inherent to an artificial being, and self-repair/regeneration. Who/What Is He: He’s a sentient robot with a heart of gold and basically the Martian Manhunter/Red Tornado of the Avengers. Why We Want Him: As a robot, Vision fills a role that has thus far gone unfilled on a team full of mutates (Cap and Hulk), extremely skilled human beings (Iron Man, Black Widow, and Hawkeye), and a super-alien/demi-god (Thor). Plus, Joss Whedon is a huge fan of robots and characters that are robot-esque – Winona Ryder in Alien Resurrection, the Buffy-Bot, Danger from Astonishing X-Men, and Echo from Dollhouse. Imagine the hilarious things he could do with Vision! Of course, Vision can’t really reach his full potential without the evil sentient robot known as Ultron – created by Henry Pym – to give him life, but perhaps we’ll see that infamous Avengers villain sometime during the sequel’s end credits.

Dr. Strange

Doctor Strange Real Name: Dr. Stephen Strange Species: Human (Sorcerer) Country of Origin: U.S.A. Joined the team in: New Avengers #27 Powers/Abilities: Master of magic, once-skilled surgeon, martial artist, genius intellect, longevity. Who/What Is He: He was once a brilliant neurosurgeon with a god complex, but after a car accident damaged the nerves in his hands and ended his career, he sought a cure in Tibet and sort of accidentally became the Sorcerer Supreme. Why We Want Him: As the Sorcerer Supreme, he’s one of the most powerful “superheroes” in the whole of the Marvel Universe. Like the Vision before him, Dr. Strange fills a role that no other Avenger (or prospective Avenger) can fill, i.e. he’s a freaking sorcerer. Furthermore, he opens up a whole new world of terrifying and yet-untapped villains that the Avengers can’t just punch away (see: the alien army in The Avengers). Then again, you could also argue that Strange is too powerful for the team. How many times has the guy snapped his fingers to send away some abominable force? Well, in the literal sense, probably zero times, but figuratively, too many to count. Of course, with the right creator at the helm – and hasn’t Whedon proved himself in that regard, especially with supernatural characters of Strange’s ilk? – he could do far more creative good than evil.

Namor

Namor Sub-Mariner Species: Half-human, half-Atlantean, all mutant Joined the Team In: Avengers #262 Powers/Abilities: Aquatic adaptation, super-strength/speed/agility/durability, flight, and longevity. Who/What Is He: Namor's the half-human, half-Atlantean Prince of Atlantis, and technically the first “mutant” to appear in the Marvel universe (not in-continuity, a la Apocalypse or Wolverine, but in the real world of comic book publishing). He’s known for a great many things, but modesty isn’t one of them. He’s vain, arrogant to the extreme – in the way that you would expect royalty to be – quick to anger and violence, and he has these little wings on his feet that allow him to fly. Somehow. (Flight, along with increased super-strength and durability, are his mutant powers.) He doesn’t trust most land-dwellers but can be extremely loyal – to Captain America, for example, whom he fought alongside during World War II as a member of the Invaders. Why We Want Him: He’s half-Atlantean! And a mutant! And these are things that none of the Avengers have going for them already! Also, who doesn’t want to see the quick-tempered Sub-Mariner cause trouble intermingling with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Just imagine the perfect storm of arrogance that could be developed between Iron Man, Thor, and Namor, and the resulting butting of heads, both figuratively and literally. This sequel practically writes itself! (FYI: Though Universal once had the movie rights to Namor: The Sub-Mariner, it was indicated in a 2010 interview with Kevin Feige that that was no longer the case.)

Luke Cage/Power Man

Luke Cage Power Man Real Name: Carl Lucas Species: Human (Mutate) Country of Origin: USA Joined the Team In: New Avengers #1 Powers/Abilities: Bulletproof skin, superhuman strength/stamina/durability, accelerated healing factor, and skilled fighter. Who/What Is He: Luke Cage is, amongst other things, a street-level super-badass, a private detective, and a family man. As a character born in the blaxploitation era of the 1970s, his original incarnation was a bit ridiculous and somewhat stereotypical. (Basically, he was an over-the-top version of Shaft, but with super powers.) Indeed, one of the best things Brian Michael Bendis did during his run on New Avengers was bring Cage to the forefront of the Marvel Universe as a believable human being and viable A-lister (or at the very least, a really popular B-lister). He also made Cage a family man – one of the few in the Marvel universe – with a wife, Jessica Jones, and an infant daughter, Danielle. Why We Want Him: The Avengers could use Cage’s family man background, considering every other member on the team has, at most, a girlfriend. I mean, sure, it sucks when your girlfriend’s life is at stake, but it sucks tenfold when your wife and baby daughter’s LIVES are at stake. Plus, his badass attitude, street smarts, and penchant for distrusting authority could be great additions to the group dynamic.

Iron Fist

Danny Rand Iron Fist Real Name: Daniel “Danny” Rand-K’ai Species: Human Country of Origin: U.S.A., though he has dual-citizenship in the U.S. and K’un Lun Joined the Team In: New Avengers #27 Powers/Abillities: “The Iron Fist” (a concentration of chi in his fists that allows him to tap into the super-human energy known as Shou-Lao), healing ability, master martial artist. Who/What Is He: Iron Fist is one of the great martial artists of the Marvel Universe and has the mystical ability to harness his chi and transform his fists into deadly, superhuman weapons. Why We Want Him: While you can have Luke Cage without Iron Fist, it’s not recommended -- they’re like a 1980s buddy cop duo, having worked together for years as the “Heroes for Hire” (a misnomer, seeing as they rarely got paid). While the Avengers already has several skilled fighters -- Cap, Widow, and Hawkeye -- none matches Iron Fist in terms of sheer martial arts excellence. And like Dr. Strange, he brings a bit of supernatural mysticism to a superhero team predisposed toward science-fiction tropes. Also, his costume? The perfect example of simple and awesome.

Captain Marvel

Mar-Vell Captain Marvel Real Name: Mar-Vell Species: Kree Planet of Origin: Kree-Lar Joined the Team In: Avengers #89 Powers/Abilities: Super-strength/speed, flight, cosmic awareness, solar energy absorption/projection, wields Nega-Bands. Who/What Is He: Captain Marvel (or Mar-Vell) was, at one point in time, the cosmic hero of the Marvel Universe. Hence his name: Marvel. As a soldier of the Kree empire, he was initially sent to Earth to spy on its people and evaluate the planet’s threat-level, but he eventually came to be a protector of both the people and planet – before dying, rather humanly, of cancer. Why We Want Him: He has an interesting story steeped in alien infiltration – which could be beneficial down the line depending on the plots of the next few Avengers films – he has a cool name and costume, and his powers are pretty great. Simple as that. On the other hand, Thor – while vaguely rooted in Norse mythology – also has super strength, long blond hair, and can fly without rocket boosters, so does the team really need two space aliens that function in essentially the same regard?

Ms. Marvel

Carol Danvers Ms Marvel Real Name: Carol Danvers Species: Human (Mutate) Country of Origin: U.S.A. Joined the Team In: Avengers #183 Powers/Abilities: Super-strength/speed, flight, cosmic awareness, solar energy absorption/projection. Who/What Is She: Carol Danvers debuted in comics as an officer in the US Air Force on a restricted military base, where she met Captain Marvel under his human alias, “Dr. Watson Lawson,” and was caught in an explosion of a Kree device. The explosion melded her genetic structure with Captain Marvel’s, thus giving her all the abilities of a Kree. Why We Want Her: Besides the fact that she’s a tough-as-nails, badass lady in the military, she provides the Avengers with a bit more diversity than, say, Mar-Vell, her male counterpart. Additionally, in the Marvel Universe, she’s one of the most recognizable female characters, partly because her name is synonymous with the company. At the moment, she’s going through a bit of a comic book redesign as Marvel attempts to make her character more popular and integral – might they be preparing her for a movie debut in the not-too-distant future?

Nova

Richard Rider is Nova Real name: Richard Rider Species: Human Country of Origin: U.S.A. Joined the Team In: Secret Avengers #1 Powers/Abilities: Flight and super-strength/durability/speed; once he’s in possession of the Worldmind, he’s granted: energy projection/absorption and the ability to exert control over gravity and open wormholes. Who/What Is He: As a teenage human member of the Nova Corps, he’s sort of like a cross between Alex Rogan from The Last Starfighter and Green Lantern. Why We Want Him: Nova’s role on the team would be twofold – he could be a wisecracking, inexperienced teenage superhero, a la Spider-Man, and a cosmic force to be reckoned with. What, pray tell, would a teenager do with all that power? Obligatory scenes would include Nova being shown the superheroing ropes by his superhero elders, e.g. Iron Man, Captain America, and so forth, followed by a sacrificial act of bravery on Nova’s part inspired by those aforementioned elders. He’s a nice substitute, in that way, for someone like Spider-Man, whose movie rights are currently… shall we say, out of reach?

Adam Warlock

Adam Warlock Guardians of the Galaxy Originally Known As: Him Species: Artificially-created human Place of Origin: The Beehive, Shard Island, Atlantic Ocean Joined the Team In: Never Powers/Abilities: Super-strength/stamina/agility/endurance, flight, energy manipulation. Who/What Is He: He’s an artificially-created human with strange cosmic powers. Why We Want Him: While Warlock has never actually been a member of the Avengers, his history is pretty closely tied to the The Mad Titan, A.K.A. Thanos, A.K.A. that wrinkly-chinned guy who was pulling Loki’s strings in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers (before appearing during the end credits). In fact, if Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet is involved - the gnarly-looking glove that briefly cameoed in Thor - you can pretty much guarantee that Adam Warlock won't be far behind. Frankly, I wasn't a huge Warlock fan until the Annihilation crossover and the excellent Guardians of the Galaxy series that followed, a property that Kevin Feige has spoken about as a potential movie franchise. But perhaps an appearance in Avengers 2 could pave the way for said franchise?

War Machine

James Rhodes is War Machine Real Name: James “Rhodey” Rhodes Species: Human Country of Origin: U.S.A Joined the Team In: West Coast Avengers #1 (as Iron Man) Powers/Abilities: Marine, pilot, aviation engineer, trained in armed and unarmed combat. Who/What Is He: James Rhodes (played by Terence Howard and Don Cheadle in Iron Man and Iron Man 2, respectively) is the military right-hand man of Tony Stark, A.K.A. Iron Man, and wields his own, heavily-armed suit of exoskeleton armor - as War Machine. Why We Want Him: James has a long history of keeping Tony Stark in line. He even took over for the goateed alcoholic bachelor as Iron Man on more than one occasion, usually as a result of the aforementioned alcoholism. As War Machine, he utilizes armor far more deadly and powerful -- in terms of weaponry, anyway -- than the various Iron suits, hence the name “War” Machine.

Bucky/Winter Soldier/Captain America II

Bucky Barnes Winter Soldier Real Name: James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes Species: Human (Cyborg) Country of Origin: U.S.A. Joined the Team In: New Avengers #48 Who/What Is He: Oh, you know who Bucky is! He’s Captain America’s sidekick -- that guy who played Carter Baizen in Gossip Girl and then sort of randomly fell off a cliff and “died” (wink, wink) near the end of Captain America: The First Avenger. Everybody knows he’s coming back as the brainwashed Soviet cyborg assassin, Winter Soldier, for Captain America 2; heck, director Joe Johnston already implied as much himself. Might he be un-brainwashed by the end of Cap 2, and thus all-set to join the Avengers Initiative come Avengers 2? Why We Want Him: Bucky Barnes is one of the few comic book characters to die and then be resurrected successfully (well, not the second time, in the awful crossover Fear Itself, which was just a fake-out for the purposes of artificial drama). As Winter Soldier, he’s a darker character than Steve Rogers, having lived a messed-up life as a brainwashed assassin before being reminded of his former self. And though it’s very unlikely Cap will ever die in these Marvel movies, Bucky was incredibly well-received as the grittier, pistol-wielding Captain America II.

Wonder Man

Wonder Man Avengers Real Name: Simon Williams Species: Human Country of Origin: U.S.A. Joined the Team In: Avengers #160 Powers/Abilities: Ionic-energy empowered, flight, longevity, and super-strength/speed/stamina/agility/reflexes/durability. Who/What Is He: Simon Williams was sent to prison - by Tony Stark, as it happens - for embezzlement, and thus held a grudge against Iron Man and the Avengers. With the help of the dastardly Baron Zemo (one of Captain America’s oldest arch-rivals), Simon was released from prison to undergo an experiment that gave him super-powers. Additionally, he was given a fake superhero identity - that of Wonder Man - and tasked by Zemo with befriending the Avengers to lure them into a trap. Thankfully, at the very last second, he repented and sacrificed himself to save the team. Years later, it turned out the guy was just in a strange coma as a result of the experiment (what a twist!) and, after waking, Wonder Man officially joined the Avengers as a superhero. Why We Want Him: I’m not fully convinced that we do. Truthfully, he’s most likable as a character you can’t really stand - his costume is terrible, his powers are generic, he’s sort of a womanizer, and besides being a villain, the most interesting thing about him was his failed attempt at an acting career. All of that could be fairly interesting in a movie, if done right, but it could also go horrifically wrong.

Honorable Mentions

All of the Avengers
  • Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver are the mutant twin children of Magneto, the X-Men’s most respected villain. Previously villains themselves, they joined the Avengers in issue #16 along with another ex-villain, Hawkeye. There’s much they could contribute to the cinematic version of the team in terms of powers, visuals, diversity, and so forth, but divorced from Magneto, are they really all that interesting?
  • She-Hulk is, as the name suggests, a sort of female version of the Hulk. Jennifer Walters gained her ability to “hulk out” when her cousin, Bruce Banner, gave her an emergency transfusion of his gamma-irradiated blood. As She-Hulk, she’s more in control and far prettier than her gargantuan cousin, but her strength (and various other powers) are less significant.
  • Hercules is, well, Hercules, the super-strong half-god son of Zeus. But because we already have one god (sort of) on the Avengers in the form of Thor, he’d probably be a redundant addition. Still, it’s worth noting that he has become one of the more fun - and funny - Marvel characters of the past few years.
  • Spider-Woman is related to Spider-Man in name only, so does that mean Sony doesn’t have her movie rights? No, really, this is a serious question here.
Did we miss anybody, Screen Ranters? Would you have preferred other Avengers in place of the ones we've listed? Let us know in the comments. For more post-Avengers speculation check out our Avengers Screen Rant Underground podcast as well as our explanation of the film's post-credits sequences. The Avengers – which garnered 4.5 stars out of 5 from our very own Kofi Outlaw – is currently in theaters, in case you weren't aware. - Follow me on Twitter @benandrewmoore.
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  1. I think the following would be great additions to future Avenger movies:
    1st-Ghost Rider–Many may disagree with me on this, especially after the second Ghost Rider movie bombed, but I think he would be AWESOME riding his bike around unleashing hell on the enemy. I am a Ghost Rider fan, I really think he would add a dark element to the hero team that it needs. I just picture Iron Man zipping around blasting dudes in the air, Hawkeye sniping with arrows again, Hulk destroying everything in his path, Thor pretty much Iron Man and Hulkish like flying around with his hammer and pounding dudes, Captain doing his thing with Widow on the ground and then all of the sudden… Like a bat out of HELL Ghost Rider zipping through the enemy as he does the all catch on fire. Bad scene! It will never happen though.

    2nd-Wolverine–I think it would be great to add a character with a little dark side to it, and Wolverines bad attitude helps. Wolverine would add an element that (I think) would strengthen the hero core as being more entertaining.

    3rd Spiderman–Just to have another acrobatic hero zipping around would keep things exciting. Spidey would be very fun.

    4th Punisher–This is my list and many may once again disagree, but the Punisher would add a more believable and humanistic approach with a dark side. I think any of these guys would be GREAT and very fun to watch. But, that leaves out the females. I do think the Avenger team needs at least 1-2 more female heroes to join the team. This not only would be fun to look at (wink wink) but also appeal to a female audience, selling more tickets and also send a message to little girls that they can be heroes too. JMO. Thanks for reading.

    • Ghost Rider and Punisher will NEVER be in any Avengers movies. Stan Lee would never allow it. The characters were always meant to work alone and The Avengers never had them in comics, seeing as they were more anti-heroes than superheroes. And Wolverine won’t show up either. X-Men is still owned by Fox, not Marvel. Maybe in the future. Spiderman is supposedly in Avengers 2. Sony and Marvel are gonna work it out.

      • the best actor for spiderman in avengers 2 would be tobey maguire because he had shown us in the past that he was made for that role and the box offices prove it

        • No not Toby Maguire because he didn’t act the way spider-man actually did. Spider-man is loud, obnoxious, cocky and just doesn’t shut up, Maguire was too quiet. The new guy, Andrew Garfield, nailed it by being loud, obnoxious, cocky and by not shutting up. He was the best

    • I like how nobody tried to mention adding mutants into that diversity of humans (Hawkeye and un-suited Iron Man), enhanced humans (Cap, Hulk, and though it hasn’t been touched on yet, Black Widow is also super-soldier enhanced, ala Russian KGB mode) and an Asgardian (Thor).

      First off, Namor is not a mutant since a “mutant”, by definition, is a human born with inheritable characteristics different from their parents. Namor is not a mutant; he’s simply a hybrid 1/2-human, 1/2-Atlantean. Doesn’t count. The mutants I’m referring to are Magneto’s estranged twin children that have served both with the X-men AND the Avengers: Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch. Feige said the rights to the Maximoff twins are up for grabs at the moment, and Whedon allegedly did want to add them to the team for mutant diversity. Sure they’re both Caucasian and young, but 1 adds a cool mystical ability to the mix (which down the line, has some very awesome story arcs) and a speedster that can be fun to watch the special effects of his ability go into the mix. They weren’t mentioned in this Top 15, surprisingly.

      Why in God’s name is everybody so dam fixated on getting Spider-Man, Wolverine, or any other already-seen character into the Avengers? Especially when NONE OF THEM ARE EVER FULL-TIME MEMBERS! So many others to choose from that offer many more cool storylines and birth more characters in them. With Pym, you get Pym particles, his spouse (Wasp), his villainous creation (Ultron), then any creations of the villainous creation (Vision, Jocasta, etc) plus a consciousness transferrence from Vision to save a dying man from ionic radiation (Wonder Man). You’d rather bring in Spidey (and not even the better-portrayed Spidey in Andrew Garfield? Sorry, but Garfield did better than McGuire, no offense at all; he did what he could with the part at the time).

      Clearly you have no knowledge of both how the Marvel universe is set up or any recognition of infringement rights on which studios own which of those characters right now. NONE of those characters can possibly make an appearance in an Avengers film because currently Disney/Marvel owns the rights to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which as of now, only encompasses the movies of Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Cap and their ensemble team-up movie, the Avengers).

      Sony owns the rights to Spider-Man & Ghost Rider (and all their affiliated characters, be they villains or allies). Lionsgate owns the Punisher (including Jigsaw and any other affiliated villains & allies). And Fox owns Wolverine, X-men, and all those affiliated characters. So, it is not possible at all for any of those characters to appear with the Avengers.

      As for team member validity, ONLY Spider-Man joins the Avengers at some point in the Marvel comic universe. And even if so, he only does it as a RESERVE member, and is only there as part of a scrap thrown-together team that is only formed for a story involving them freeing the main Avengers from being taken captive. That’s it.

      As for that rumor of studios collaborating or allowing films to be made with such conflicting characters, not a chance in hell. Too much $$$, politics, and business law can easily get in the way of that. Not gonna happen, even if any of those characters were Avengers. Get a clue.

  2. Any reason I’m not seeing A-Bomb? He’d be epic.

  3. Black Panther, Cap, Spiderman, Iron man and Hulk ofcourse, if they go against Thanos (and not just his allies). If Hulk to get own movie, he must get cosmic plot, because no earth-based story needed at this point of the Marvel movies. He needs some cosmic battle somewhere :)

  4. While Spider-Man and Wolverine are both members of the Avengers, there’s little chance we’ll see them in future ‘Avengers’ installments due to the distribution rights for them being held by Fox and Sony, respectively. As for the Ghost Rider and the Punisher, we’ll NEVER see them in an ‘Avengers’ film for two reasons:

    1.) They were never Avengers.
    2.) They’re too dark for use in an ‘Avengers’ film (the Punisher being the darkest and more violent of the two).

    So here again are all my suggestions for possible characters that could appear in the ‘Avengers’ sequel(s) (indeed, future installments in the MARVEL Cinematic Universe in general) – as well as revised listings of those who could best bring each of them to life on the big screen.

    First up, on the heroes’ side, we have:

    1.) Wasp (Janet Van Dyne) – Milla Jovovich (best known for playing Alice in the ‘Resident Evil’ films), with the rumored Stephanie Szostak being a close second.

    2.) Ant-Man/Giant-Man (Henry “Hank” Pym) – Aaron Eckhart (best known for playing Harvey Dent/Two-Face in ‘The Dark Knight’).

    3.) Black Panther (T’Challa) – a toss-up between Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (best known for playing Mr. Eko on ‘Lost’ and Nykwana Wombosi in ‘The Bourne Identity’) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (best known for playing the Operative in ‘Serenity’).

    4.) Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) – a toss-up between Karolína Kurková (who played Courtney Kreiger/Cover Girl in ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’) and Charlize Theron (who played Meredith Vickers in ‘Prometheus’).

    5.) Tigra (Greer Grant Nelson) – a toss-up between Malin Åkerman (best known for playing Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II in the film adaptation of ‘Watchmen’) and Summer Glau (best known for playing River Tam in ‘Firefly’ and ‘Serenity’).

    6.) She-Hulk (Jennifer “Jen” Walters) – Rose McGowan (best known for playing “Cherry Darling” in ‘Planet Terror’), with the CGI She-Hulk being “a well-endowed, statuesque amalgam of Kathy Ireland’s and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s bodies, topped off by Jessica Alba’s head and crowned with Michelle Rodriguez’s hair”.

    7.) Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange) – a three-way toss-up between Benedict Cumberbatch, Clive Owen, and Daniel Radcliffe.

    8.) Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie) – a toss-up between John Cho (best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of “Star Trek”) and Zachary Quinto (best known for playing Gabriel Gray/Sylar on “Heroes” and Spock in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of “Star Trek”).

    9.) Vision (“Victor Shade”) – a toss-up between Michael Fassbender and Brent Spiner.

    Next, on the villains’ side, we have:

    1.) The Skrulls, with Queen Veranke being portrayed by either Marina Sirtis (best known for playing Deanna Troi on ‘Star Trek’ The Next Generation’) or Kate Beckinsale (best known for playing Selene in the ‘Underworld’ films).

    2.) The Kree, led by Ronan the Accuser.

    3.) Annihilus.

    4.) Ultron – as with Vision, a toss-up between Michael Fassbender and Brent Spiner.

    5.) Kang the Conqueror (Nathaniel Richards) – Eric Bana.

    6.) The Dark Avengers.

    7.) The Masters of Evil.

    8.) Galactus.

  5. While Spider-Man and Wolverine are members of the Avengers, there’s little chance that we’ll see them in future ‘Avengers’ installments due to the distribution rights for them being held by Fox and Sony, respectively. As for the Ghost Rider and the Punisher, we’ll NEVER see them in an ‘Avengers’ film for two reasons:

    1.) They were never Avengers.
    2.) They’re too dark for use in an ‘Avengers’ film (the Punisher being the darkest and more violent of the two).

    So here again are all my suggestions for possible characters that could appear in the ‘Avengers’ sequel(s) (indeed, future installments in the MARVEL Cinematic Universe in general) – as well as revised listings of those who could best bring each of them to life on the big screen.

    First up, on the heroes’ side, we have:

    1.) Wasp (Janet Van Dyne) – Milla Jovovich (best known for playing Alice in the ‘Resident Evil’ films), with the rumored Stephanie Szostak being a close second.

    2.) Ant-Man/Giant-Man (Henry “Hank” Pym) – Aaron Eckhart (best known for playing Harvey Dent/Two-Face in ‘The Dark Knight’).

    3.) Black Panther (T’Challa) – a toss-up between Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (best known for playing Mr. Eko on ‘Lost’ and Nykwana Wombosi in ‘The Bourne Identity’) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (best known for playing the Operative in ‘Serenity’).

    4.) Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) – a toss-up between Karolína Kurková (who played Courtney Kreiger/Cover Girl in ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’) and Charlize Theron (who played Meredith Vickers in ‘Prometheus’).

    5.) Tigra (Greer Grant Nelson) – a toss-up between Malin Åkerman (best known for playing Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II in the film adaptation of ‘Watchmen’) and Summer Glau (best known for playing River Tam in ‘Firefly’ and ‘Serenity’).

    6.) She-Hulk (Jennifer “Jen” Walters) – Rose McGowan (best known for playing “Cherry Darling” in ‘Planet Terror’), with the CGI She-Hulk being “a well-endowed, statuesque amalgam of Kathy Ireland’s and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s bodies, topped off by Jessica Alba’s head and crowned with Michelle Rodriguez’s hair”.

    7.) Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange) – a three-way toss-up between Benedict Cumberbatch, Clive Owen, and Daniel Radcliffe.

    8.) Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie) – a toss-up between John Cho (best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of ‘Star Trek’) and Zachary Quinto (best known for playing Gabriel Gray/Sylar on ‘Heroes’ and Spock in J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of ‘Star Trek’).

    9.) Vision (“Victor Shade”) – a toss-up between Michael Fassbender and Brent Spiner.

    Next, on the villains’ side, we have:

    1.) The Skrulls, with Queen Veranke being depicted by either Marina Sirtis (best known for playing Deanna Troi on ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’) or Kate Beckinsale (best known for playing Selene in the ‘Underworld’ films).

    2.) The Kree, led by Ronan the Accuser.

    3.) Annihilus.

    4.) Ultron – as with Vision, a toss-up between Michael Fassbender and Brent Spiner.

    5.) Kang the Conqueror (Nathaniel Richards) – Eric Bana.

    6.) The Dark Avengers.

    7.) The Masters of Evil.

    8.) Galactus.

    • A Perfect time that the other Marvel Characters could have been brought into the avengers movie would have been during the invasion of New York. War Machine arriving late could be because he was not intown and had to fly to get there. Perfectly logical. When the avengers were standing as a groups and Cap handed out assignments would have been a prefect time. Cap hands out the assignments and after that, before they split up Spiderman pops in. Cap assigns him crowd control as well as most of the other ones.

      The Punisher would be unneeded and confusing as the senerio does not fit into his MO. He is a loner

      They could have had fun with Ghost rider. Have Johnny Blaze show up and offer to help. Cap gets cocky and States. “No Thank you Citizen. We can handle this.” Johnny looked upset and coldly states back. “Citizen? Hardly” He then transforms and proceeds to drive off and start blasting creatures on his own. Caps jaw drops open. Ironman moves his jaw up to close his mouth with Ironman’s finger and states. “Cap. That’s rude” Cap stares in disbeleif at ghostrider as he has never seen anything like him

  6. I think they should put Falcon in the next Avengers along with ant-man, black panther, wasp, vison, luke cage, ms. marvel, captain marvel, nova, iron fist, and spiderman, as well as the 6 avengers in the movie Avengers. I personally think that wonderman should not be put into this movie. It would be fun to see Bucky and War machine in the next Avengers. I really wish that Agent Coulson didn’t die! he was my favorite non-superhero!

  7. plus Dr. Strange and sub-mariner

  8. Scarlet which and quicksilver would also be fun to see!

  9. wolverine was part of the new avengers. i doubt we’ll see him in the next movie. If they do they might get rid of hulk he wasn’t part o f the avengers for long. if i remember correctly. he joined dr. stranges group i forget the name.

    • The name of the group you are thinking of was The Defenders. Sorry really think Wolvie needs to stay where he is with the X-Men, going to the Avengers wouldn’t be a wise move start a decline in his stock if you do, plus don’t think he’s a good fit for the team, just for Wolvie fans.

  10. I really want to see Sandman in Avengers 2. He is an amazing character with awesome powers. Yes, he is a bad guy turned good. I also want to see the Vision, very badly.

  11. I think hawkeye should be in there again, with jeremy renner. He was awesome in the first one. I think that wasp, giant-ant man, and iron fist would be good additions to the next movie.

    • Er….Scarlet Witch???
      Or is this list a joke?

  12. Oh cmon man..
    Spidermans cant come out to play.? Thats just WOW man ! I really like spiderman and at first i thought spiderman would show in the avengers 2 since he’s part of the avengers.. Huh but still.. The avengers movie is still great ! :D

  13. the really interesting additions, imo, would be black panther, ms, marvel, scarlet witch and vision. i have absolutely no interest in antman or wasp. dr. strange needs his own movies. the rest of the suggestions really seem like too much of a stretch. i’m sure mr. whedon can work his magic with any of the choices.

  14. Spider man all the way. I am a big spider man fan. I would prefer the amazing spiderman played by Andrew Garfield and Gwen Stacy played by Emma Stone. She rocked as gwen in the amazing spiderman.

  15. Where the hell is spider-woman?

    • Powder Room!

  16. Pietro (Quicksilver) and Wanda (scarlett witch)

  17. wasp and ant man are s*** and should never of been invented

  18. Okay, okay, you can laugh all you want at what I’m about to say, but what about Deadpool? I know he was never officially a member of the Avengers, but he sure did try his best to prove it otherwise…until he killed them all.

  19. I think if the avenger II gonna hit New York, without Spider-man that would be suck!!

  20. This list is pretty bad because it lists a lot of characters that aren’t very relevant.

    Outside of Antman and Wasp (who were original generations), the others are on varying levels of relevance.

    Carol Danvers is a big one that should be at the top of the list because she is one of the most recognizable faces in Marvel. Outside of her, we have Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, both who are fairly common in the comics today. The rest are… VERY debatable.

    But off the top Captain Marvel, Warlock, Nova and Namor are immediately off the table. Simple explanation? They just aren’t relevant. CM is not relevant when Carol already eclipses him in terms of relevance meaning he may as well not matter because he’s in the B tier (he doesn’t sell well). Nova is likewise so, even more because of his gamebreaking powers. He is far too powerful and is not popular. Likewise, not interesting. Namor is even worse because he’s like Aquaman, and has more ties to the F4 than the Avengers.

    Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would have been much better choices.

  21. Rogue would bring an interesting human scale and comedic relief as well as some good ol’ smashing to the films story arc. She-Hulk would be a great add on if written right. Spiderwoman would be okay…..but her origin story is way to cliched since it deals with experimental procedures and such. It would be better if it was more natural related. Sue Storm also comes to mind because she’s a great team player with compassion.

  22. Can’t really have Vision without the Scarlet Witch… Why wasn’t she on the list?

  23. This is just my opinion, but I think you should put in Spiderman. In video games, he works for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury. So The Avengers 2 could be better than the first. (Just my opinion). This is spiderman fan. Peace out

  24. This is just my opinion, but I think you should put in Spiderman. In video games, he works for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury. So The Avengers 2 could be better than the first. (Just my opinion). This is spiderman fan signing off.

  25. This is just my opinion, but I think you should put in Spiderman. In video games, he works for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury. So The Avengers 2 could be better than the first. (Just my opinion). Bye guys

  26. This is just my opinion, but I think you should put in Spiderman. In video games, he works for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury. So The Avengers 2 could be better than the first. (Just my opinion)

  27. This is just my opinion, but I think you should put in Spiderman. In video games, he works for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury. So The Avengers 2 could be better than the first.

  28. I think that luke cage , black panther , Ms.Marvel,war machine. Would be the best choice.

  29. Where the hell is Spiderman

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