The Avenger: A SHIELD agent who’s the right-hand-woman to Nick Fury. She even leads SHIELD for a time. Yes, she’s awesome.
Team History: In the Heroic Age (aka Avengers Vol 4 #1), Hill became leader of the Avengers. When the Avengers war against the Serpent finally ended, Captain America reclaimed the leader role from her.
Movie Version: So far, Hill’s appeared (played by Cobie Smulders) in Avengers Assemble and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and she’ll also show up in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
Though she’s yet to receive her own storyline, Smulders has definitely nailed Hill’s badass characteristics. You want this lady on your side, that’s for sure.
The Avenger: Everybody’s favourite web-crawler. Peter Parker’s just a regular teenager until a spider bite transforms him into Spider-Man, the teen hero of New York City.
Team History: Spider-Man joined the Avengers in Avengers #316, ‘Spiders & Stripes’. He later becomes a member of the New Avengers and is a pivotal player in epic comic Civil War.
Movie Version: Which one? In the past 12 years, both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have played the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.
So far, neither have appeared in the Avengers , though Garfield’s keen. “I would love that, as a fan, I think that would be great,” he’s said. “I don’t know how that would happen, but I certainly would be supportive of it.”
The Avenger : High-flying military type who has close ties with Captain America. He also has a huge pair of wings which helps him actually fly like a falcon.
Team History: Falcon signed up to the Avengers in 1979 (he’s recruited, naturally, by Caps) and he remains a member of the Avengers and the Mighty Avengers.
Movie Version: Falcon made his big-screen debut in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, played by Anthony Mackie.
Fans weren’t disappointed. Mackie brought both an impressive physicality and an innate likability to the role, making Falcon more than a mere superhero sidekick. More please.
The Avenger: Though there have been numerous heroes called Captain Marvel in the Marvel-verse, Carol Susan Jane Danvers is the one who really counts. She’s a former SHIELD operative who was mutated by Kree technology.
Team History: Captain Marvel was recruited to the Avengers in the 1970s (under her various guises, including Ms Marvel, Binary and Warbird) and remains a team member to this day.
Movie Version: According to The Hollywood Reporter, a Ms Marvel movie is in the works – Marvel already has a script ready to go.
Who to play her? Why not Amber Heard? She’s yet to play a superhero and she already has the blonde locks…
The Avenger: As the name suggests, Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch possesses magical powers. That’s thanks to her mutant heritage (her pa’s Magneto), which imbues her with various abilities.
Team History : Scarlet Witch joined the Avengers with her brother in 1965 and is now a member of the Uncanny Avengers.
Movie Version: Elizabeth Olsen is playing the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
We already received a post-credits glimpse at her in character at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier , and we love what we saw. Talk about perfect casting…
The Avenger: If you’re ever putting together an athletics team, this is the guy you want. Peter Maximoff aka Quicksilver is a mutant who puts Mo Farah to shame in the speed stakes.
Team History: Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch both joined the Avengers in 1965. Quicksilver went on to become an instructor at Avengers Academy.
Movie Version: This year, we’re getting two versions of Quicksilver. Evan Peters’ version in X-Men: Days Of Future Past already knocked our socks off, and we’ve still got Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s interpretation to come.
He’ll appear in Avengers: Age Of Ultron , playing a sportier version of the superhero. Is there room for both of them? We’d say so…
Nick Fury Jr
The Avenger : An eyepatch-wearing Army Ranger, he’s the son of Nick Fury (like you needed telling that). Like his pa, Jr was born with the infinity formula in his bloodstream, which means he ages slower than everybody else.
Team History: When SHIELD’s attacked, Maria Hill creates the Secret Avengers, a new super-team that consists of Nick Fury Jr, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Phil Coulson.
Movie Version: As far as we know, Nick Fury’s yet to spawn any identikit progeny in the Marvel movies.
Still, if Samuel L. Jackson ever decides to retire from the MCU, Nick Fury Jr would be an awesome replacement.
The Avenger: A SHIELD agent who was once a US Army Ranger, Coulson’s a regular Joe (i.e. he has no superpowers to speak of) who’s good with a gun.
Team History: Like Nick Fury Jr, Coulson is recruited into Maria Hill’s Secret Avengers team when SHIELD is threatened. He’s the one who, in turn, enlists Black Widow and Hawkeye.
Movie Version: Coulson actually originated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before he made the jump to the comics.
That’s probably because Clark Gregg’s portrayal of the character (in all of the Phase One films) was just so cool.
The Avenger: The first black superhero to be introduced to American comics. With superhuman senses and serious grey matter, he’s both brain and brawn.
Team History: Black Panther travels from his homeland of Wakanda to become a member of the Avengers before getting his own standalone series.
Movie Version: So far, Black Panther’s only appeared in animated TV shows like Avengers Assemble and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes .
Djimon Hounsou once campaigned for the role, though, and we could definitely see him playing the jungle cat. Avengers 3 , maybe?
The Avenger: Sometimes referred to as ‘The Winsome Wasp’, this black and yellow superhero can shrink down to a tiny size.
Team History: In the comics, Wasp is one of the founding members of the Avengers – so much so that she gave the team its name. Which sort of makes her really important.
Movie Version: We’ve yet to see a version of Wasp on-screen (Joss Whedon toyed with putting her into Avengers Assemble before realising the cast list was already HUGE), though we imagine she’d be a good fit for the Ant-Man movie.
Well, they’re both named after insects, right?