There’s nothing quite like getting up close and personal with a real-world version of Marvel’s cosmic super heroes. In this gallery we’ve gathered together some of Marvel’s largest and most iconic stars in the last decade – not to mention some more obscure and less well-known names – to tell their unique stories. We’ve only included stars who’re still around, but who may be on the verge of getting the movie treatment, like Captain America, Thor, and Gamora – who have been confirmed to appear in Avengers: Infinity War. Keep scrolling for full details on each person below.
Who’s Thor? Captain America? Thor Ragnarok? We may never get to know that! The Asgardian god, who made his debut in ‘The Avengers’, is already the titular superhero in Guardians of the Galaxy, so that’s out too. But in some ways, Thor is still just beginning, as he’s still developing his powers, and can’t get to grips with the real world. But he’s always been a fantastic character to watch over our shoulder, because he’s not afraid to step out of the box in the strangest ways.
Who’s Iron Man? The first and most important superhero, and the character that’s been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe longer than they’ve been alive. Iron Man has had a long and complicated relationship with his character – and Tony Stark himself – both because of his origins as Richard Stark and because of the complex family dynamics that go into the superhero genre. So what’s changed? Since he became Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr has taken over the character – with arguably less enthusiasm than prior – which has allowed the character to grow a little (he now has a more active social life). And with his own movie in the works, it’s possible we may finally see him become the character we know and love.
Iron Man’s big screen debut is in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Who’s Captain America? You may not be familiar with him, but that doesn’t mean you totally shouldn’t know him. When we first saw Steve Rogers in Iron Man 3, in 2012, it was the comic-book version, rather than the Marvel movie one – at least until Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie introduced the character in Captain America: Civil War. The actor’s portrayal of the iconic hero is one of the many reasons the Captain America brand is still as popular as it is. And now that he’s working with