Originally Posted by Chewy
None of these characters were well known before the movies, except for the Hulk. The movies have made them well-known.
It's beyond silly to argue that they shouldn't add characters who "aren't well known". They have no more well known characters in their stable. More characters will become well known by virtue of being used in the movies.
And Spider-Man won't be in the Avengers sequel, no matter how many times you come into this thread and post about it.
People are quick to forget that Iron Man was considered a third-rate, relatively unknown character just five years ago. He was familiar to fans of Marvel Comics, but to the general public Tony Stark and his armored alter-ego were just as obscure as Ant-Man is now. It was only through an appearance in a blockbuster film that the character became as popular as he is today.
The same can be said of Thor, Captain America, Nick Fury and all of the other characters in the MCU. They're now well-known to the general public after slogging along for decades as properties that only comics geeks knew about. There is every reason to believe that Ant-Man and other Marvel heroes will follow the same route after they appear in the film universe.