A couple of days ago during a Q&A promoting the Blu-ray release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios executive Jeremy Latcham revealed that the current team-up of superheroes in the Avengers movies will get a facelift by the time that Avengers: Infinity War is all said and done. The final moments of Age of Ultron hinted at a possible new line-up for the titular team, but the permutations are limited only by which Marvel characters are currently off limits due to contractual agreements. Much like the comics themselves, the Avengers within Marvel’s Cinematic Universe will feature new and relatively unfamiliar faces in the years to come.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the strangest team-ups ever to bear the title of “Avengers.” You should recognize a fair few of them: Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor pop up fairly often. And though you surely recognize Spider-Man and Wolverine, not everyone knows that they too once flew under the Avengers banner. But Gilgamesh? Venom? Squirrel Girl? These characters form some of the stranger, more obscure teams, which you can check out below.