Fair warning, below are some big spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is about to finally break world-wide after the movie has already raked in upwards of $200 million in ticket sales outside the US. One of the big reveals in the movie is, of course, saved for the very end as Captain America and Black Widow basically assemble the New Avengers. We are even treated to a preview of the high-tech New Avengers facility that will likely play a big role in Captain America 3 and the Avengers: Infinity War movie.
The New Avengers Assembled!
You can't help but have a huge smile on your face as we close out Avengers 2 with Vision, War Machine, Scarlet Witch and Falcon all suited up and ready for duty. Even though it will probably be a short lived assemblage, with the splintering issue of Captain America: Civil War right around the corner, it's a great moment and we'll see if Captain America 3 will at least give us a big opening scene of The New Avengers in harmonious just as Avengers: Age of Ultron did for the original team.
Despite the fact that The New Avengers might not even make it through one movie as a lasting team, a big new rumor has Marvel making sure that they continue to keep the Avengers name on movie billboards between now and the first Avengers: Infinity War movie. The word over at scoop-headquarters Latino Review has it that Marvel may be taking a page from the success of their first Captain America movie, officially dubbed Captain America: The First Avenger, by calling the upcoming Spider-Man movie, Spider-Man: The New Avenger.
Spider-Man & The New Avengers
As Marvel rumors goes, this one has a lot of potential going for it. It completely gels with the themes the Marvel cinematic universe has established in the past - especially that first Captain America movie which, coming three years after the first Iron-Man movie, really kicked the Avengers world-building momentum into gear. If anything, Spider-Man: The New Avenger might sound too obvious and too good to be true.
But it rings truer than the earlier rumor that had the movie getting tagged with the Spectacular Spider-Man title. Spider-Man: The New Avenger sounds so highly likely, not only because it fits in with the history of the MCU and it keeps the Avengers title alive but first and foremost is distinguishes the movie as clearly being part of the Marvel universe - something that The Spectacular Spider-Man doesn't do. That title may have been at the top of the list in the days before the big deal when this was purely a Sony joint, but if they want everyone to know that is the character's first solo adventure in the MCU, the title Spider-Man: The New Avenger makes that abundantly clear.
Honestly, the Spider-Man brand hardly needs anything but a couple of good trailers to get people to show up in droves to see a new movie featuring the beloved web-slinger. New Avengers or not, he's still one of the most iconic and popular characters out there despite whatever the under-performing Amazing Spider-Man 2 was telling the studio. They could give the movie whatever sub-title they want and it would still make hundreds of millions of dollars.
Spidey is still heavily anticipated to show up first in [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) and there have even been reports that Marvel has until June to get the character and new actor ready to step in front of the camera for that movie. Currently, rumors are putting Hugo and Enders Game actor Asa Butterfield in the front running for the part. But if Marvel wants people to have no doubts about their reclamation of the character, I don't think they could pick a better title for his first solo movie in the MCU than Spider-Man: The New Avenger. And for that reason we give this rumor an 8.5 on the probability scale.
What do you think? How does the possible title Spider-Man: The New Avenger strike you? Take to the comments, dear readers!