The Avengers movie is only two months away, guys. Isn't that amazing? lol. Anyway, that's not what this is about.
The trailers have all come out, the hype is totally on, and in just two months, we'll get to see Marvel's best team in action on the big screen. True, while there are a lot of things that can potentially go wrong, the trailers make the film seem like it'll all be ok.
So, I have a concern with something that I've been seeing a lot of on various message boards. I hate to say that I agree with it, but here it goes. Sorry if I offend anyone with what I'm about to rant about, but please keep in mind, that I'm a huge fan of the team and all of the important characters.
The Avengers are supposed to be a powerful team. Granted, they may not be as powerful or well-known as the Justice League, they pack a very powerful punch, especially with heroes like Hulk and Thor. In this movie, you got your major niches recognized: Captain America- the leader with an unbreakable shield, Iron Man- the charismatic businessman with the suit of armor that can and will take down an entire army, Thor- the God of Thunder who has incredible power thanks to his mystical hammer, and the Hulk- a giant, green, rage monster that can tear anything apart with his immense strength.
So far so good, right? Yeah.... here comes the problem.
With the inclusion of these four, your gonna need a female character and someone to provide a sense of comical relief (unless you want Iron Man for that niche, which could totally work in this universe). So they give us Black Widow and Hawkeye. In the comics, they were a part of the team, so that's all fine and good. They never had superpowers (well, Clint did when he was Goliath, but shut up), but they always seemed useful as part of the team. So why does it feel like this isn't the case for the movie? There are dozens of alien ships attacking the city from what we've seen, and no doubt that Thor or Hulk could destroy them with a single thought. Cap is useful because he's a brilliant strategist, and Iron Man speaks for himself, but what I'm really getting at here is, what does a chick with guns and a dude with a bow have to bring to the table?
Batman may not have powers, but he's at least useful on the JLA because he's a billionaire, a genius, the world's best detective, and knows seemingly limitless fighting styles. He's a contributer. But two SHIELD agents wielding weapons that aren't that hard to come by? I don't know. I just don't buy it. I'd love to be proven wrong, but for right now, I'm worried with how they'll be handled.
So to end this long post, I'll just put it shortly. Hawkeye and Black Widow look like they don't belong with the other Avengers.
Am I being crazy here, or do you guys feel the same way?