USA Today has a nice article on Marvel’s slate of movies, where they speak with comic legends Stan Lee and Joe Simon about their creations who are due to hit the big screen.
But the paper also speaks with Iron Man director, Jon Favreau, who reveals that Marvel is pushing for the team line-up for 2011 Avengers film to be Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and Iron Man.
This should come as a surprise to no one, because by the time The Avengers is released, all of those characters should have had a film in theaters.
The movie Avengers line-up mirrors the line-up in the first several issues of the Avengers comic book. The Wasp, a female character who was the romantic interest of Ant-Man, was also a founding member of the comic book team. Hopefully, she will be a supporting character in the Ant-Man movie and eventually become part of the movie Avengers herself.
And, to further nitpick, the Hulk left the team in its second issue and Captain America wasn’t defrosted until its fourth. But it is close enough for a Avengers comic book fan like me to get excited.