When Marvel’s Avengers originally got its E3 2019 reveal, the public was so accustomed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies from Marvel Studios that the different appearances of these familiar heroes were considered off-putting. While developer Crystal Dynamics crafted its own iterations of these characters, the studio is paying homage to the MCU with some skins based on the films. These aren’t free or earnable in-game, however — you have to buy them in the Marketplace.
The following heroes in Marvel’s Avengers currently have an MCU skin in the Marketplace, with the heroes listed in order of the in-game release of their first MCU costume.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame
Coinciding with the Red Room Takeover event, this Avengers: Endgame-inspired costume surprisingly caused complaints within the Marvel’s Avengers community — the hair wasn’t accurate enough to observers.
Marvel Studios’ Black Widow
Coinciding with the release of the Black Widow film is a skin based on Natasha’s white outfit from her solo movie. The skin also releases alongside a reprise of the Red Room Takeover event. People are still bitter about that hair, though.
While Clint Barton had a number of costumes in Avengers: Endgame, Marvel’s Avengers choose probably the plainest iteration, eschewing most of his Ronin regalia. The buzzcut isn’t popular with fans either.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame
Possibly the most popular MCU skin in Marvel’s Avengers is the Iron Man Avengers: Endgame skin. Based on Tony Stark’s nanosuit, this skin has become a favorite for in-game photographers on social media.
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man
Iron Man was the movie that started the MCU. The Marvel Studios’ Iron Man skin, otherwise known as the Mach III armor, is Tony Stark’s benchmark for all of his future suit designs throughout the films. Without it, he’s just a genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist.
Bruce Banner and the Hulk collided into a “Professor Hulk” character in Avengers: Endgame, and this Marvel’s Avengers skin uses the tactical bodysuit that Hulk uses for most of that film.
Marvel Studios’s Avengers: Endgame
It took long enough for MCU Steve Rogers to don a chainmail suit, and he finally did so in his last MCU appearance in Avengers: Endgame. It’s an iconic part of Captain America’s costume, so it naturally fits in Marvel’s Avengers.
Marvel Studios’ The Avengers
Sure, Cap’s costume from the first Avengers film might be a bit dorky, but we prefer the term “old-school.” And should players choose, they can now don the star-spangled costume from that classic 2012 film.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War
The Captain America Infinity War outfit is a faded and rugged shadow of what the suit represented. Steve Rogers is on the run from the government and no longer carries the star-spangled shield or title of Captain America. He simply introduces himself as Steve Rogers. Luckily, Crystal Dynamics included the beard.
Thor received a much-needed haircut in Thor: Ragnarok, and even that change alone helped to redefine the character visually. The demigod went full Thor in the climax of Avengers: Infinity War, donning full armor, and continued wearing this costume during the tragic opening of Avengers: Endgame. Unfortunately, don’t expect Mjolnir to get replaced by Stormbreaker with this skin.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther
Donned by the late Chadwick Boseman in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, T’Challa would wear this nanosuit during his tenure as the King of Wakanda. This costume also appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, as opposed to his more traditional costume in Captain America: Civil War.
Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War
In Chadwick Boseman’s first appearance in the MCU, T’Challa donned a more practical Black Panther suit. T’Challa wore this version of the Panther Habit throughout Captain America: Civil War and at the beginning of Black Panther, after which Shuri provided him with a nano technology-imbued suit; whichever one you like better, at least you have options now.