Adding Characters to Avengers
The Avengers are already popular as it is but what if more characters were to be added. It would be a perfect to have this dream cast include more fan favorite characters and by fan favorite characters, we mean Wolverine and Spider Man. Avengers fans all over the world were hoping to see possibly one of these characters to appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Many believed that Spider Man would have appeared due to a leak of an after-credit scene but the video itself doesn't appear to be real. The real issue of getting all these characters to merge together in one movie was getting the film studios to merge together as one. It would cost billions to get Fox, Sony, and Marvel to get together just to make one film. Hugh Jackman himself stated that the three companies should team up and split the cost. "Look, it’s not gonna be easy because you’re working with different studios and they’re their properties.’ But I believe—maybe I’m optimistic, I understand at Marvel they've got The Avengers, they've got a lot of big things going on, but at some point I just find it almost impossible that there’s not a way to bring Iron Man, all the Avengers characters, Wolverine, the X-Men characters, Spider-Man, and somehow get them in together," stated Jackman himself. He clearly wants all characters to be one film. Andrew Garfield has stated himself that he wouldn't mind having Spider Man in the Avengers film either. But money still remains the issue about bringing this all together because it will take millions if not billions of dollars to make this dream come true. One can only imagine how much this film will make in the box office knowing that they have all these characters set in the film. When Avengers first premiered in 2012, it made over $1.5 billion worldwide. Avengers: Age of Ultron has made over $1.2 billion worldwide and is still in theaters today so that number can go up. Knowing that Wolverine and Spider Man would be in the film will draw more fans in and you can expect Avengers: Infinity War to top those numbers to go through the roof in the box office if all goes well putting the movie together.
If you are looking for good news pertaining to this move happening, then you're in luck. Although this wasn't big news worldwide, Spider Man has officially joined Marvel Cinematic Universe. A deal was completed between Marvel and Sony in mid-February and a deal is in progress as well with X-Men to bring in Wolverine as well. With talks in the past of Hugh Jackman retiring as Wolverine, he will be starring in the next Wolverine film and fans can expect a good possibility of a crossover of Fox's Wolverine and Marvel that can lead into Wolverine coming into Avengers. You can expect Hugh Jackman to stick around as Wolverine if there is a chance of him joining the Avengers. These reports still remain to be rumors and speculations for Wolverine's role and none have been made for Spider Man, at least not yet. But with certain deals having taken place already, Marvel fans can possibly expect some surprises from certain characters in the near future.
A question still remains in the air about which set of characters will be in the next Avengers film. Seeing how Avengers: Age of Ultron ended, we can expect Hawkeye and the Hulk to not appear in the next film or at least that's what we can assume. We can however see this set of characters of in the next film:
- Captain America
- Black Widow
- War Machine
- Scarlet Witch
This film that can possibly include Wolverine and Spider Man to come into the cast. Iron Man and Thor remain a question mark of returning but Hugh Jackman stated himself that he wants Wolverine to be alongside Iron Man so don't be surprised if Tony Stark does return. Robert Downey Jr has talked in the past about retiring and no longer playing the role of Iron Man but if Wolverine and Spider Man are added to the set, then it would be hard to imagine him turning down that opportunity. Avengers: Infinity War is not scheduled to come out until possibly May of 2018.