Imagine If: Avengers, Age of Ultron, Release Date 1973

Imagine if Hollywood had released tent-pole comic-book movies starring their iconic characters around the time of the source material’s release date. For the purposes of this experiment, we will say that a movie would be released 5 years after the introduction of the character, and only movies that have been made would be made.

The first Avengers film made money, but the egos, and actors proved to be too much. The 1970s brought us large ensemble disaster films, and Marvel wanted to reignite the franchise with new blood, and new stars!

51da947e7fcf2db19e20292575ad8aaeCaptain America-Robert Redford

One of the biggest stars of the day!






02-hauer-turkishdelightThor-Rutger Hauer

He was just coming into his own, and producers couldn’t find anyone they liked better at all.




6804979.jpgHulk-John Cazale

Best known as Fredo Corleone, he epitomized pent-up rage.





shamus-burt-reynolds-1973-everettIron Man-Burt Reynolds

Arrogant? Charming? Mustache?







peter-sellers-ekland-photoHenry Pym- Peter Sellers

For the complicated, tortured genius, they went with a complicated, tortured genius.

Wasp-Britt Ekland



220px-Steve_McQueen_cropHawkeye-Steve McQueen

One of the biggest movie stars who shone bright even standing in the background.





$(KGrHqRHJCoE9rehwC7sBPio!vbrLw~~60_35Quicksilver-Alain Delon

French heart-throb who hadn’t had the big Hollywood role everyone wanted.





68119.jpgScarlet Witch-Claudia Cardinale

International sex symbol.









Holder-Geoffrey-ADV-OBIT-slide-JPDN-videoSixteenByNine1050Black Panther-Geoffrey Holder

6’6″, very distinctive voice, also starring in Bond film the same year.





Nick Fury-Charton Heston

The man who would bring them all together, having as strong a career as ever.

Voice of Ultron-Clint Eastwood

Did the Avengers feel lucky?
















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