The huge new ‘Avengers’ game is getting roasted because its superheroes look like knockoffs from the movies — here’s how they compare

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Who are these people dressed up as Captain America and Black Widow? ‘Marvel’s Avengers’/Square Enix

The famous cast of Marvel’s vast “Avengers” movie franchise is instantly recognisable.

Robert Downey Jr., for instance, has become synonymous with Tony Stark – the billionaire Marvel character who becomes Iron Man. (In fact, recent news of Downey working on climate change led to dozens of headlines claiming he wanted to be the “real-life Tony Stark.”)

And that’s why so many people were taken aback when the huge new “Avengers” game was finally shown off on Monday night: The game features a cast that looks and sounds completely different from the version of the characters known around the world from the films.

So how different are they? We’ve put together a thorough comparison below – you be the judge.


This is Captain America, played by Jeff Schine in the game.

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Here’s Chris Evans playing Captain America in the movies.

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Things get a little weirder when you get Cap’s mask off.

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Who’s that guy? Marvel/Square Enix

For comparison, this is Chris Evans again as Captain America.

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The difference is pretty stark. YouTube / Marvel

This is Bruce Banner, aka the Hulk, played by Troy Baker in the game.

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And here’s Bruce in the movies, played by Mark Ruffalo.

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Black Widow in the game is especially different — here she is, played by Laura Bailey.

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In the movies, Black Widow is played by Scarlett Johansson.

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Thor is played by Travis Willingham — here’s what Thor looks like in the game.

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That’s no Chris Hemsworth. Marvel/Square Enix

And here’s Thor from the movies, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth.

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Here’s Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, played by Nolan North in the game.

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And here’s Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the movies.

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People are turning to the 1987 comedy classic “Spaceballs” to make fun of the game’s version of the “Avengers.”

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In one of the many classic scenes from “Spaceballs,” the movie’s heroes are seemingly captured by the bad guys – except it’s actually their stunt doubles.

“You idiots!” the enemy commander yells. “These are not them. You’ve captured their stunt doubles!”

That deepest of cuts is being used as a meme to roast the new “Avengers” game:

Check out the full scene right here:


See for yourself how different the game version of the “Avengers” is in the trailer below.