Lots of news has been coming out about the upcoming Captain America film, and the biggest these past couple of weeks is that Chris Evans has been cast as Captain America. Now that we know who Captain America is and where he is (Battling it out in WWII), who else will be with Cap in this film? The first thing that comes to mind is The Invaders. Who are the Invaders? Well... let's ask ComicVine!
During the opening days of World War 2, before the United States had formally Entered the conflict, an elite fighting unit was banded together by British Prime Minister Winston Churchhill to halt the growing Nazi aggression.The first great gathering of superhuman champions and heroes ever recorded a team consisting of Captain America (Steve Rogers) and James "Bucky" Barnes, Namor the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch and Toro , Union Jack , Spitfire, Miss America and the superfast Whizzer - These Heroes and this alliance , were formerly known as the All Winners Squad later became the Superhero team known as the Invaders, cutting a Swath through enemy forces until the Axis powers were defeated.
Now that we all know a little more about the Invaders, which Invaders should be on the team? Well, that all depends on the world that this Captain America film is set in. Is it realistic? Is it filled with super-heroes? What level of super-heroes are we dealing with?
One of the Invaders I’d love to see in the film is James "Bucky" Barnes. He has no powers, and he defines what a sidekick is today. He's always there for Cap, willing to fight, and wants to do good for the country. He's a lot like Cap, but younger and a little more inexperienced. This could develop into a great father/son type of relationship. Bucky is an iconic character and to me, is a must have for this film. As much as you may hate the fact that for many years Cap relived Bucky's death over and over and over again, it's a huge part of what makes Cap a hero.
The Invader I don’t think would work in this film is Namor, but it all depends on how the director wants to create the world these characters live in. Someone with all of the powers that Namor has might not fit into a more realistic world. Captain America technically doesn’t have any powers, neither does Bucky, but Namor is on the other end of that spectrum. It’s true, you could just introduce him as a mutant, to tie it into the other Marvel films, but I doubt we’ll be seeing the Atlantian grace us in his speedo on the big screen.
There are lots of possibilities for this film, but will Marvel and the writers take any of these beloved Golden Age characters and decide to add them to film? I'd hate to think they'd skip out on some of these characters, especially when they can be tied into future films, like the Avengers maybe?
There are many other Invaders who could make possible cameos within the upcoming Captain America film. Who would you like to see? Any non-Invaders characters you think deserve a cameo in this film?
~Mat Elfring is a comedian, teacher, comic book writer, comic store employee, and huge Cap fan!~