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Old 01-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #386
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Default Re: Changing the roster for Avengers 2?

Chewy and Xeno, not that I'm disagreeing with you about the fact that Marvel Studios really has no "well-known" properties left in their roster, but I still don't get why you guys (and others) keep insisting that the Big Three Avengers (Cap, Thor, Iron Man) were unknown to general audiences before MS trotted them out. They certainly weren't at the same pop culture level as Spidey or Hulk or even Wolverine, but they each had their own animated series in certain decades; they guest-shotted in other more popular animated series like Spider-Man and X-Men; were featured in popular video games (especially fighters, like Marvel vs. Capcom, and RPGs like Marvel Ultimate Alliance); and were pretty popular mainstays of Marvel kid merch, including toys, action figures, games, lunchboxes, T-shirts, Underoos, etc.

Here's plenty of examples that show that IM, Cap and Thor had plenty of exposure pre-2008:


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