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Avengers Assemble!

June 3, 2010

The success of Iron Man sparked a new path for Marvel Studios. Plans call for its core characters — not including franchises already licensed out, like X-Men, Spider-Man and Speedball — to star in their own films before coming together for an Avengers film in 2012, which in Hollywood-speak means 2015. This film may feature Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Doctor Druid, Rage, Jocasta and Patsy Walker, all fighting the Hulk, who may or may not be played by Edward Norton. In Hollywood-speak, this means he won’t.

Images emerged today of what the next three solo-movie characters could look like. These are concept designs integrating the faces of stars Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris P. Bacon as our surprise third superhero. Here, let me show them to you:

Throw in a guy in purple who shoots arrows with boxing gloves on the end and an inch-tall nerd who can talk to ants, and you’ve got yourself a super-team!