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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Next year will see the Avengers assemble in Avengers: Infinity War, the third film in the Avengers franchise, and the 19th film in the long-running Marvel Cinematic Universe. The flick will see an unprecedented number of heroes hit the big screen, and you’d better bet that Marvel Studios will be leveraging that before the film’s May release.

While Black Panther is still set to hit theaters in February, audiences and outlets are ever-anxious to jump to the big team-up flick. Vanity Fair has released an extensive retrospective on the MCU, and with it comes a photoshoot that resulted in four separate covers.

In total, all four covers feature 17 characters, including Falcon, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Vision, Captain America, Hawkeye, War Machine, The Wasp, Black Panther, Hulk, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Pepper Potts (for some reason) and Doctor Strange. That’s a good number of good guys, and makes up roughly half of who we can expect in the actual film.

While most look pretty much exactly as we left them, there are a couple with some notable changes in either hairstyle or costume. Of note are both Black Widow and Hawkeye’s hair, which have been bleached and cut, respectively. It certainly helps to highlight that this will likely be a movie of change for the franchise.

What do you think of these four Vanity Fair covers? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Vanity Fair

  • M@rvel

    These are some weird covers…. Thor with both eyes and his broken hammer?? Cap in his Winter Soldier costume?? interesting…..

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Well I don’t think they wanted to include spoilers from Ragnarok, but that was the first thing that I noticed.
      Black Widow looks weird. Did the comic version ever go platinum?

      • Smerdyakov

        Tallulah Bankhead is the only Black Widow for me.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Pepper don’t belong with the heroes. But in the extended shoot they show all the women together and that included Hawkeyes wife.
    There was also a cool one with Happy and Hank Pym.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.