Sharper-eyed users might have noticed that Viper and Arnim Zola were included in the concept designs for the new CAPTAIN AMERICA game that debuted last week. That fact, coupled with some cryptic mentions about Cap having some “familiar allies” in the game, left me wondering if the Human Torch, Union Jack or the Sub-Mariner might show up, as well. I do remember there being a confirmation many months ago that the Invaders would be showing up in the CAP movie, so the possibility wouldn’t be that remote.
Well, you can be pretty sure that neither Jim Hammond nor Toro will show up in the game. During an interview with Crave, Christos Gage confirmed that the Torch won’t be in it, for sure, because the character’s rights are connected to the FANTASTIC FOUR and Fox currently has dibs on them.Actually, I should note the irony that the Human Torch is going to be in this movie regardless of any legalities, because Chris Evan is playing Cap. Ay-oh!
But let's keep serious. Even without the Torch, there are still plenty of Invaders that can show up. Just off the top of my head, I can think of the Destroyer, the Whizzer, Ms. America, the Thin Man, Spitfire and even the Patriot. Actually, out of all the rumored plot points that have surround this flick, it’s the prospect of seeing the Invaders that has me the most intrigued. I’m sure if they do end up in there, it’d probably be only for a throwaway scene - - but their appearance would provide probably the strongest foreshadowing for the Avengers’ formation. == TEASER ==
SHIELD won’t need much explanation for a super-team if they already have a reference, right?
Thanks to ckal for the head’s up on this. Now, let’s take this opportunity to put you maniacs in the fantasy producer’s chair. If you were calling the shots for the Cap movie, would you include the Invaders? Or would that make the movie too crowded? And if you only had a choice of, say, three golden age Marvel heroes, who would you pick?