[Image via FameFlynetpictures.]
But since a television budget can't possibly live up to the standards set by the blockbuster movie, don't expect any of the actual Avengers to be major characters.
Still, what we're hearing sounds pretty cool. Marvel is in talks with ABC to produce a live-action drama series set in the same universe as The Avengers. Instead of focusing on the heroes though, the series may instead end up being something entirely different — like a high-concept cop show.
It's all speculation for now, but the comic book company has several properties that could easily apply. For example, Code:Blue is a specially designated SWAT team within the Avengers universe that takes on super-powered criminals and even helped defend Thor's home planet at one point.
We know their names are too big for TV right now, but they should do it for the fans! And the easy paycheck. Ha!