"Avengers Assemble!" Marvel's mightiest team join forces to fight foes no single superhero can withstand. But if Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Ant-Man thought Count Nefaria or the Krees were formidable – wait'll they get a load of the Countless Nerds and the Geeks, who will dissect every announcement and decision from the film like it was the word of God.
Bring 'em on, says "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau, who, not only thinks that "The Avengers" is "a great idea," but even told MTV News that he might like to direct it.
It'll be a long and winding road for Favreau if he does. Unlike how Warner Brothers is handling "JLA" – where audiences are being asked to accept different actors for Batman and Superman, as well as a whole legion of new characters like Green Lantern and Flash - Favreau insists that Marvel will only go ahead with the project if and when all the individual characters get their own story. It'll be worth the wait, Favreau claimed, calling this way not only more impressive and formidable – but more consistent as well.
"I wonder if the tone of 'The Incredible Hulk' is going to be similar or different than ['Iron Man']," Favreau questioned. "And 'Captain America' is a twinkle in Marvel's eye right now. And 'Thor' and 'Ant Man.'
"[But] in the case of Marvel they're pretty clear on wanting to do it with the actors who've established the roles or to not do it at all. That's what they've said to me," he continued. "I think it's a good idea if you use the characters established in the other franchises that then come together for an event. I don't think they would do it like they're doing 'Justice League' where it's a whole different set of actors and a whole different take on the world."
What do you think? Does Marvel or DC have the right idea? Is a group film better as a culmination or a launching pad? And while we're at it, why not sound off on who you would like to see as Captain America, Thor, and Ant-Man below.