​Artist Re-Imagines The Avengers Crew In The 90s – And It's Incredible

With the success of Infinity War still riding high, it must be pretty good to be one of the Avengers crew right now. Just imagine how smug you could be if you were Robert Downey Jr - or any of them, for that matter.

With starring roles from the likes of Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland (and so on), the line-up is like a who's who of the most popular Hollywood actors right now - but what if the film had been cast at a different time? Who would have been roped in?

One artist, House of Mat, has done the thinking for us on that one, having re-imagined the Avengers team in the 1990s, complete with a suitably retro cast.

Credit: Instagram/@houseofmat
Credit: Instagram/@houseofmat

The work - which was shared on Instagram - is absolutely incredible, and is so convincing that we're almost struggling to remember what the original cast look like.

Of course Leonardo DiCaprio would be Captain America - the all-American dreamboat type that Leo became synonymous with after his Titanic days.

Brad Pitt - in his shaggier-haired days - would be Thor, while Mr Ego Tom Cruise would be Iron Man. The relentlessly youthful man-child that is Michael J Fox would be Spider-Man, which again seems apt, although possibly a bit more so in the 1980s when he could convincingly play a teenager.

Other actors to enjoy the re-staged limelight include Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Keanu Reeves, Eddie Murphy, Cuba Gooding Jr, Dolph Lundgren and, obviously, Johnny Depp.

Credit: Instagram/@houseofmat
Credit: Instagram/@houseofmat

Credit: Instagram/@houseofmat
Credit: Instagram/@houseofmat

Avengers: Infinity War has proven to be such a hit that it's been smashing records left, right and centre.

After making a whopping $1 billion (£738 million) in just 11 days - and crossing the milestone faster than any movie in film history - CNN reports that it's made more than Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Justice League combined.

Reaching that billion-dollar landmark so quickly is hardly surprising, really, given that it already smashed the record for the biggest weekend opening - having taken an estimated $630m (£460m) at the worldwide box office, according to Disney.

It got was off to a great start, finishing the first day of screenings with a massive $106m (£77m) - at the time sitting behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the all-time list.

Obviously this makes it the biggest opening figures for a Marvel release by some distance.

Plenty of spare cash lying around to create the 90s Avengers spin-off that we all now really want. C'mon, Marvel.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@houseofmat

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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