Being one of the few comic superheroes Captain America is still on top of his game even without any earth-shattering powers. He’s the leader of The Avengers for a reason. He is incorruptible and a perfectly good human being.
He is uncompromising in his principles for anything, not even his life. But do we have any other suitable options? Maybe Iron Man with his celebrity complex and drinking issues? The Hulk, who can’t control his rage? Thor, a brave proponent of brawn over brains?
Let’s find out who can and should lead Justice League and The Avengers.
Captain America has always been the leader of The Avengers in his comics. But will the Cap still get to yell “Avengers Assemble!” in theaters? We think so, as Steve Rogers is expected to be the leader of the team in The Avengers film. If you love Marvel and DC comics, you need to get a good and reliable cable service provider. Cox Communications offers the best in cable entertainment with all the local and popular channels for your entire family’s viewing.
There are only three leaders for The Avengers in Marvel Comics – Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, necessarily in that order. Let’s put each of the superheroes to the test to find out who would be the best leader for the team.
They will be rated in five categories – character, leadership skills, weaponry, style and intangibles. The winner gets three points, runner-up two, and the loser one point. Then we add up each hero’s points to determine a winner. We feel the Cap will more than likely be the leader of The Avengers when the movie hits theaters this year.
Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man are all great superheroes. But the question begs, which one of the three has the greatest integrity? All three possess great power, but do they exercise great responsibility?
Let’s take Iron Man first. As Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. plays Tony Stark an extremely sarcastic, a drunk, a womanizer, whose great genius is out-rivaled by his even greater ego. He’s heroic, but doesn’t seem to do any good for the sake of goodness, but more to feed his celebrity and to let nothing stand in his family’s legacy like in Iron Man 2. He’s a great superhero, but he doesn’t always demonstrate great integrity, which is why he’s at the bottom of the list.
Next is Thor. Another superhero with a huge ego. When Thor and his team Warriors Three get surrounded by Frost Giants Jotunheim, Odin intervenes and tells Laufey, the leader of the Giants, that it’s young boy’s mistake and should be treated as such. On their returns to Asgard, Odin strips Thor of his powers and banishes him to earth. Although Thor redeems himself, he doesn’t take the top spot. As opposed to Iron Man, Thor learns from his mistakes after his powers are taken away. Maybe somebody should take Iron Man’s suits away to bring him down to earth, too.
That brings us to Captain America. Played by Chris Evans, Steve Rogers is a brave and selfless soldier adamant to do what’s right, no matter what. Captain America doesn’t let his ego get in the way of his newfound powers.
Instead he shows that his greatest strength was always his integrity. Being a leader has nothing to do with powers. You need a calm demeanor, strategic prowess and battle experience in which the Cap is years ahead of others. He is incorruptible. He is what a perfectly good human being should be, never compromising on his principles, no matter what, not even his life. Even the Punisher respects him.
Therefore, given his immense integrity in the face of danger our verdict goes to Captain America to lead Justice League and The Avengers, always. And, if you’re still not sure, you should read Civil War, Man Out of Time and The Death of Captain America and you’ll see what Captain America is all about.
Said to be Marvel’s biggest movies ever, “Avengers: Infinity War” is expected to hit theaters on May 4th, 2018. In the movie, The Avengers and their allies, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and almost every other superhero Marvel has ever put on-screen in the 17 prior films over the last decade, will take on the powerful Thanos before his devastation ruins everything putting an end to the universe.
Set to be a major game-changer for Marvel, the story will spill over into a sequel, set for release in 2019. Whether the Cap will lead The Avengers is yet to be seen. We hope he will. You can also get Marvel’s comic back issues for your collection.
Here’s the first teaser trailer for the upcoming all-time superhero team-up, Avengers: Infinity War: