It’s an endless debate among geek circles: who would win in a fight? Batman or Wolverine? Superman or The Hulk? DC or Marvel?
A PC game modder is letting us settle that debate…on the court.
Named "The Avengers vs Justice League", this NBA 2K14 mod allows PC gamers to play as their favorite superheroes in the critically acclaimed basketball video game.
The lineup, featuring 25 heroes in all, is impressive. What’s especially cool (for comic geeks, anyway) is that even though the heroes are based on the Hollywood versions (that is clearly Henry Cavill there in the red and blue), they don’t come with any of that Hollywood exclusivity baggage (for example, Spider-Man is a key member of the Avengers in the comics, but will never appear alongside Robert Downey Jr in any Avenger movies because Marvel sold their Spidey movie rights to Sony long ago and Sony has gone out of its way not to give it back to Marvel Studios; same goes for Fox’s ownership of the X-Men).
So although we’ll never see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine alongside Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow on the big screen, they can set screens for each other in 2K14.
And now, the nagging question: is this Christian Bale or Ben Affleck?