New Lego Sets Suggest Hawkeye & Black Panther Are on Their Way to MARVEL’S AVENGERS
According to Square Enix, Marvel's Avengers will launch with a roster of six playable characters — unfortunately, Hawkeye and Black Panther won't be among them — but a new Lego may have just spoiled some big announcements about the missing heroes.
Two new Lego sets have been spotted on the Dutch company's official website (thanks, @AvengersSE), giving Marvel fans hope that Clint Barton and T'Challa will make an appearance in the final product.
As a reminder, Marvel's Avengers will give you a chance to battle the evil AIM corporation and other world-threatening forces as six customisable characters: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Black Widow and Ms. Marvel.
The new sets are called "Avengers Speeder Bike Attack" & "Avengers Truck Takedown," and the fact that both of them spotlight characters strangely similar to the ones in the upcoming adventure (for example, the Lego Thor is clearly modelled after the in-game version of the Strongest Avenger®) indicates that Hawkeye and Black Panther may join the explosive title's cast sooner rather than later.
The presence of the aforementioned AIM, albeit in the Lego form, only brings us another proof that the beloved characters may be on their way to the game.
As a reminder, both Hawkeye and Black Panther will be the main starts of two highly anticipated projects set in the ever-expending MCU — the Hawkeye TV show (coming to Disney+ next summer) and Black Panther II (sneaking into American theatres on May 6, 2022). Taking into account that Marvel has truly mastered the hard art of cross-promotion, chances are that each hero's own episode in Marvel's Avengers will be released just in time for their solo MCU adventures.
Although it's safe to say that Panther and Hawkeye will be one of the first DLC characters to join Marvel's Avengers, take the recent Lego revelations with a grain of salt — as the Lego versions of big-screen hits generally tend to feature characters that have nothing to do with said motion pictures.
At the time of writing, Crystal Dynamics had not revealed any plans to introduce T'Challa and Barton in Marvel's Avengers — which launches in a little over five months. Take a look at the new toys down below:
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Marvel's Avengers is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Google Stadia on May 15, 2020.