|Agent 13 (Sharon Carter) – A secret ex-field agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent 13 is also known as Sharon Carter. She is to be played by Revenge’s Emily VanCamp in Winter Soldier, and is allegedly an ‘occasional girlfriend’ to Captain America…|
|Ant-Man (Henry Pym) – This is not your parents’ Honey I Shrunk the Kids. With very strong ties to The Avengers, Pym/Ant-Man is credited in the comics with having invented Ultron, the main antagonist of the upcoming Avengers sequel. Our bet is that Ant-Man (or something related to his film) will somehow figure into Age of Ultron, perhaps in the now Marvel-standard stinger (post-credits scene).|
|Ant-Man 2 (Scott Lang) – A thief who at first steals the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym’s, suit, Lang becomes the doctor’s successor of sorts. With pre-production set to begin this month, casting (or rumors thereof) should begin soon.|
|Harold Attinger – The original Beast himself of X-Men: The Last Stand, Kelsey Grammer will play the aforementioned paranoid government official in Transformers 4.|
|Aunt May – Sally Field is back as Aunt May in Amazing Spider-Man 2, not to be confused with Auntie Em (from Oz) or Martha Kent (from Superman).
|Batman (Bruce Wayne) – The blogosphere and internet were a-rage a few weeks ago when it was revealed that Ben Affleck would be embodying The Dark Knight in Batman vs. Superman (he will be the fifth actor to portray the character in a major Hollywood film). We’re still wondering why this was so newsworthy?
|Batroc the Leaper (Georges Batroc) – Yet another villain slated for an appearance in The Winter Soldier, this French mercenary is an expert in martial arts, thusly deserving of his nickname the Leaper. Georges St-Pierre will take on the role; not exactly a stretch for this pro fighter!
|Beast (Hank McCoy) – Portrayed by Frasier’s Kelsey Grammer in X-Men: The Last Stand, the burly blue character of Beast was also brought into the prequel world of First Class, where the younger Hank was embodied by About A Boy’s Nicholas Hoult.|
|Bishop – Another long-awaited favorite X-Man finally coming to life on the big screen in Days of Future Past, badass Bishop will be played by French-African actor Omar Sy. Bishop is able to absorb energy from any attack and deflect it at will. Also, he has lots and lots of guns.|
|Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff) – Crossing over into the exclusive storylines of Captain America, this gifted Avenger is unique (along with Hawkeye) in that she does not pack any superhuman power—unless you count Scarlett Johansson’s extreme badass sexiness as one, of course.|
|Blink (Clarice Ferguson) – Hot pink hair and purple skin, this newer X-Man (as opposed to many of her teammates who started in the mid- to late-60s, Blink first burst on the scene in 1994) has the ability to teleport much like the similarly colorful Nightcrawler. She will be portrayed by Chinese beauty Bingbing in Days of Future Past.|
|Cade – Shia who? Mark Wahlberg takes over leading man duties in this fourth foray into the world of Autobots and Decepticons.|
|Captain America (Steve Rogers) – Played by the irresistible Chris Evans, Captain America is that great icon of a superhero who combines unbridled American patriotism with amazing superhuman capabilities. Featured as a top Avenger, with a sequel in his own franchise out next year: Captain America: The Winter Soldier.|
|Peggy Carter – Hayley Atwell will once again play this love interest of Captain America’s, a valiant fighter who still knows how to look good while mowing down baddies with a machine gun.|
|The Collector – Played by Oscar winner Benicio del Toro in Thor 2, this obscure cosmic character is one of the eldest living beings of the universe. He is a member of the Elders of the Universe, who are immortal. Intriguingly, this character is set to appear in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy as well…|
|Colossus (Piotr Rasputin) – Growing slowly in presence from X2 to The Last Stand, Colossus (played by Daniel Cudmore) is a Russian mutant with the ability to turn himself into iron (like the ‘original’ iron man!). In the comics, he becomes Shadowcat’s boyfriend; lets see if the characters follow suit in the next installment Days of Future Past.|
|Phil Coulson – Played by Clark Gregg, the death of this head agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. caused a shockwave in the first Avengers film. Curiously, though, his character is being resurrected as the lead in ABC’s new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.|
|Crossbones (Brock Rumlow) – The frightening henchman of the Red Skull, masked villain Crossbones will be portrayed by the dashing and dark-featured Frank Grillo in The Winter Soldier.|
|Darcy – Underworld’s Sophia Myles has been tapped to play this young scientist in Transformers.|
|Rhomann Dey – John C. Reilly will play the leader of the Nova Corps, an intergalactic military/police force that also has roots in The Fantastic Four’s universe…|
|Donatello – The intellectual. Using a ‘bo’ or quarterstaff as his weapon, this purple-masked turtle is credited with using quick thinking to get the green gang out of trouble.|
|Drax the Destroyer – A regular guy gets vaporized by evil Thanos in the Mojave Desert along with his family, but other cosmic powers intervene and transfer his consciousness to a superhuman body infused with the desire to destroy Thanos. So was born Drax the Destroyer!|
|Electro (Max Dillon) – The buzz (no pun intended) was literally palpable to get a load of Jamie Foxx as Electro at last year’s ComiCon. Spider-Man’s next nemesis is a jolt of a villain, able to control electricity in the most destructive of ways.|
|The Falcon (Sam Wilson) – Appearing in the sequels Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Anthony Mackie (of We Are Marshall) will portray this historic comic book character: the first African-American superhero of all time.
|Fandral – Attention, casting changeup! Fandral, one of Thor’s sidekicks, was originally intended for Chuck’s Zachary Levi in the first film. But when Chuck‘s season 3 order was extended from 13 to 19 episodes, Levi had to pull out, being replaced by Joshua Dallas. Fast forward to now for The Dark World, and Dallas’s commitment to Once Upon a Time created scheduling conflicts, thereby allowing Levi to step back into the role!|
|Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) – The original stretchy man himself, the de-facto leader of the astronauts who become the radioactive quartet is a suave and very flexible dude, usually presented with graying sideburns. Which makes is a bit shocking to hear that young Miles Teller (of The Spectacular Now) is allegedly being for the role.|
|Vernon Fenwick – Arrested Development’s Will Arnett will portray April’s cameraman—and rival—Vernon in TMNT.|
Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons – Two agents with smarts, Fitz specializes in the engineering department while Simmons’ area of expertise lies in Biochemistry. Peas in a pod, the close partners are not yet cleared for combat at the series’ start.
|Jane Foster – She’s back, too! Who would have thought that Oscar winner Natalie Portman would sign on for a supersequel? After having a little fun in the first go-round in Thor, and with surely a nice paycheck to boot, it isn’t that far-fetched, in the end.|
|Frigga – It was a shame, and a detriment to the very male-dominated film as a whole, that nary a word was uttered by any Asgardian female in the first film, most notably Frigga (Rene Russo), Queen of the Realm. Not so in the sequel; the trailer for The Dark World even reveals her getting her fight on. Go, Frigga!|
|Nick Fury – Played by the inimitable Samuel L. Jackson, the leader and founder of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency was an early indicator that all the Marvel films would soon crossover to produce the megahit Avengers: Fury appeared in the uncredited post-credits scenes of Iron Man, Thor and Captain America.|
|Gamora – Portrayed by the sublime Zoe Saldana, who shined in the first Star Trek film, this lead character of Guardians of the Galaxy is the sole survivor of her species, adopted by the villain Thanos and trained in intergalactic martial arts. Saldana has been quoted as saying, “I was just excited to…play someone green.” Famously, she played someone blue in Avatar.|
|Groot – A tree-like entity who uses wood to gain strength and regenerate, Groot will be voiced and motion captured by Riddick himself, Vin Deisel, in Guardians of the Galaxy.|
|Havok (Alex Summers) – Younger brother of (the now late) Scott Summers/Cyclops in the comics, Havok first appeared in X-Men: First Class, played by Lucas Till, with no concrete relation to the other Summers. Able to release massively powerful bursts of energy, Havok will be back in Days of Future Past.|
|Hawkeye (Clint Barton) – A partner to the Black Widow, this crackshot archer is played by Jeremy Renner in the Avengers franchise with an appearance as well in the first Thor film. This is definitely a guy you want on your team—he never mi|