With the release of Avengers: Endgame today, we’ve gone through our favourite Aston Villa Superheroes and likened them to our favourite Marvel superheroes. There are no spoilers in this article.
As Avengers: Endgame burst into cinemas across the United Kingdom last night, many comic book fans descended on to their local cinema to get the first look at the biggest Marvel film so far. Many of these fans would have been fans of Aston Villa too.
As a bit of fun, we’ve decided to take a look at which Aston Villa players would be which Avenger.
Birkir Bjarnason is Thor Odinson
We thought we’d get the most obvious one out of the way first.
Only two Scandinavian players currently ply their trade at Aston Villa, in the form of Birkir Bjarnason and Orjan Nyland.
This one isn’t truly based on a style of play or character, it’s simply because of the nickname that he’s got at the club. Although it’s slightly less fitting now Thor Odinson has cut his hair off.
Tyrone Mings is Thanos, The Mad Titan
Tall. Imposing. Places fear in his adversaries.
Tyrone Mings is The Mad Titan, Thanos. At times, Tyrone Mings has shown that he has almost superhuman strength in the heart of the Aston Villa defence, an ability that the villain of the Infinity War and Endgame films has.
That, and he’s of course, the Villain. And everybody wants Tyrone to become a Villan. Fitting, no?
John McGinn is Ant-Man
This was probably our favourite choice to make.
Small of stature, John McGinn often finds himself getting in to the strangest of places and finding a way out of them by using his ability – a bit like Ant-Man.
That, and he can make himself big and use his brute strength when he needs to, also like the superhero alias of Scott Lang.
Jack Grealish is Iron Man (or Tony Stark)
Tony is the leader of the Avengers, and Jack is the captain of the Villans.
Although he’s not quite the billionaire, philanthropist playboy that Iron Man is, Jack has the on-pitch charisma of Stark, and is matching him relatively closely in facial hair.
People are always making a beeline for Stark too, which matches how the opposition treat Jack on the pitch.
Tammy Abraham is Black Panther
Fast, strong, agile, Tammy Abraham has all the makings of Black Panther.
That, and he’s almost considered Sky Bet Championship royalty having scored just under 50 goals in the league in two seasons.
Memory eludes as to whether Tammy has done a Wakanda Forever celebration yet, but as Endgame releases, it might be something we’ll see before the end of the season.
Albert Adomah is War Machine
As an elder statesman, Albert Adomah is everybody’s trusted sidekick – much like James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes in the Avengers and Iron Man films.
He gets knocked about a far bit due to his trickiness, but always gets back up, much like War Machine.
He also had an important part to play last season – like Rhodey plays in the Iron Man films.
Conor Hourihane is Hawkeye
Pretty obvious one.
Hawkeye is great at hitting the target. Conor Hourihane, great at hitting the target too. Pin-point accuaracy.
That and they do some mindnumbingly interesting things with a football/arrow.
Anwar El Ghazi is Spider-Man
A pain in the arse to come up against. Always a trick up his sleeve. Really intelligent. Brings others into the fight or takes others out of it.
Don’t argue with us.
James Chester is Captain America
James Chester gets Captain America simply because of how much he battled on through injury in one of the most trying times of the season because he didn’t want to let the side down.
Plus, he’s the club captain. And the ladies absolutely love him.
Mile Jedinak is Groot
We know. We know. He’s a Guardian of the Galaxy.
You might ask “why is Mile Jedinak Groot?”
Because it’s funny.