Adaptations of the Avengers in other media
Marvel
Created byStan Lee
Jack Kirby
Original sourceComics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceThe Avengers #1 (September 1963)
Print publications
Novel(s)
List
  • The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker (1967)
    The Man Who Stole Tomorrow (1979)
    The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (1999)
    X-Men and th Avengers: Gamma Quest Book 1: Lost and Found (1999)
    X-Men and the Avengers: Gamma Quest Book 2: Search and Rescue (1999)
    X-Men and the Avengers: Gamma Quest Book 2: Friend or Foe? (2000)
    The Ultimates: Tomorrow Men (2006)
    The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007)
    New Avengers: Breakout (2013)
    Avengers: Everybody Wants To Rule The World (2015)
Films and television
Film(s)Ultimate Avengers (2006)
Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Black Panther (2006)
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)
The Avengers (2012)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Endgame
(2019)
Television
show(s)
The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Avengers Assemble (2013)
Games
Video game(s)Captain America and the Avengers (1991)
Avengers in Galactic Storm (1995)
Avengers (2020)

The Avengers are a fictional superhero team created by Marvel Comics that appear in comic books. Aside from comics, the Avengers appear in various forms of media such as in novels, television shows, movies, videogames and stage shows.

Novels

Television

Main articles: The Avengers: United They Stand, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Avengers Assemble (TV series), Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, and Marvel Future Avengers

Screen capture from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episode, "Breakout" (2010).

Film

Animated

Main articles: Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, and Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher

Live-action

Main article: Avengers (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Further information: The Avengers (2012 film), Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame

The Avengers as seen in the 2012 Marvel Studios film, The Avengers. (L to R: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk).
The Avengers as seen in the 2012 Marvel Studios film, The Avengers. (L to R: Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk).

The Avengers are a common narrative plot thread in the Marvel Studios films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning as early as Iron Man wherein the "Avengers Initiative" was introduced. It was revealed at the end of Captain Marvel, Nick Fury named it after seeing Carol Danvers' callsign on her jet.

Video and computer games

The Avengers are featured in the arcade and console game Captain America and the Avengers (1991); Avengers in Galactic Storm (1995); Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006), its sequel Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009), and Avengers: Battle for Earth (2012). The Marvel vs. Capcom games feature various Avengers members as playable characters. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order also features the Avengers as main characters.

The team is also featured heavily in the social network game Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2012) and the mobile app game Avengers Initiative (2012).

The 2013 video game Lego Marvel Super Heroes features the Avengers as one of the main protagonists alongside the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. in the game's main story. The Avengers lineup in the game was closely based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of the team with its members being Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye, other Avengers members included Ant-Man, the Black Panther, the Falcon, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, the She-Hulk, War Machine, the Winter Soldier, and the Wasp. A spin-off game titled Lego Marvel's Avengers was released in 2015 and stars the Avengers with levels based on various MCU films.

A first person Avengers action game was planned by THQ Studio Australia to coincide with the release of the first live-action movie in 2012. The game would have featured Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor as the main characters, with Black Widow, Hawkeye, War Machine, and Ms. Marvel appearing as unlockable characters. The story, loosely based on Secret Invasion rather than the movie, was penned by veteran comic writer Brian Michael Bendis. Though a fair amount of progress was made on the game, it was ultimately canceled after THQ Studio Australia was closed down.[36][37] In late January 2017, Marvel announced a joint partnership with Square Enix for a multi-game project, starting with a game based on the Avengers, with more information to be revealed in 2018.

The Avengers, while not making an appearance are referenced in Marvel's Spider-Man, particularly Captain America and Iron Man in Otto Octavius' bio. In addition their headquarters Avengers Tower appears as a landmark.

On January 26, 2017, Marvel announced that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics will be working on an untitled Avengers project. On June 1, 2019, through Avengers' Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts, Marvel announced that the game would be titled Marvel's Avengers and the game will have a worldwide reveal at Square Enix's panel at E3 2019. The game will feature single player, and online multiplayer, with an evergrowing roster. All extra regions and characters will be free downloadable content.

Theme parks

Live performance

The Avengers appear as the main characters in the live-action stage show Marvel Universe: LIVE!. The line-up in the show features Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, the Black Widow, the Falcon, and Captain Marvel, with Wolverine and Spider-Man assisting them in the crisis.[41][42]

See also

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