Does anyone remember back in 2005 when the first LEGO tie-in game, LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, was announced? I'm not sure anyone expected the LEGO movie games to take off quite as much as they did, but then LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game became one of the best selling Playstation 2 games of all time and the rest is more or less history.
Since LEGO Star Wars kickstarted the franchise we've had multiple movie tie-ins from LEGO spanning Playstation, Xbox, Wii, PSP, PS Vita, Nintendo DS, Windows and OS X, and the franchise shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. One of the most popular games to come out of the series was the Marvel tie-in, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and the upcoming [Lego Marvel's Avengers](tag:3645730) is set to be no different than it's predecessor on that account.
And now there's been an update on the characters we can expect to see appearing in the upcoming game, set to swell out the ranks of the superheroes considerably.
It's not like we didn't get a lot of characters in the original game, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which featured a grand total of 150 unique characters from the Marvel universe. LEGO Marvel's Avengers is set to overtake that considerably though with more than 250 playable characters. It'll be featuring the Avengers introduced from [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) like Scarlet Witch and Vision, as well as the characters from Marvel Super Heroes which included the likes of Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four alongside the Avengers themselves.
New characters being introduced in LEGO Marvel's Avengers are set to include Agent Carter (Peggy Carter), who has become a big player on the small screen with [Marvel's Agent Carter](tag:1119765) featuring Hayley Atwell as the titular character.
We'll also be seeing supervillain Crossbones (Brock Rumlow), who made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in last year's [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](tag:254973). He's set to appear again in the upcoming [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409), portrayed by Frank Grillo. There's also the dragon lord Fin Fang Foom, an alien antagonist of Iron Man (Tony Stark) in league with Stark's arch-villain the Mandarin (who we saw a version of in Iron Man 3, portrayed by Ben Kingsley).
There's also a few lesser known players in the Marvel universe: Hulk (Bruce Banner)'s son Skaar; the Kree-raised Avenger Mantis; super-villain Crimson Dynamo (another Iron Man villain); the mutant Squirrel Girl (Doreen Green); the monstrous Wendigo and Korvac (Michael Korvac), an Earth-691 computer tech who is transformed into a villainous cyborg.
LEGO Marvel's Avengers is set to land on January 26th 2016 in the US with a ton of new characters and content spanning the entirely of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but which character do you want to see in the new game?