<i>Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2</i>: Thunderbolts are go!

I thought it was kind of interesting when they announced Songbird would be a playable character in the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 video game, but now it looks like she won't be the only Thunderbolt to make an appearance. Joining Songbird, Iron Fist, Juggernaut and a host of others in the game that'll follow a plotline similar to Marvel's Civil War mini-series are the Green Goblin and Venom.

About the Goblin, senior animator Adam Olshan said, "In folklore, goblins are mischievous creatures. It was easy and fun to assign that personality to Goblin, even without the wealth of comic inspiration and the great writing from years of Marvel comics, and the adaptation from our Narrative team. Green Goblin should be having fun while he’s destroying the level. He’s the guy leaving a flaming bag of dog poop on your doorstep. But in his case, the flaming bag of dog poop will probably blow up your house."

And about Venom's powers, Olshan said, "As for my favorite power… it’s probably the most basic power he has, and I’m not supposed to give too much away, but I’m partial to one with his tongue. It was the first power the team thought of working on: it’s signature Venom."

Per the official website, it looks there are still five more playable characters to reveal for the game; I wonder if Bullseye or Moonstone will make the cut? Those already confirmed include: Green Goblin, Venom, Songbird, Juggernaut (but only if you pre-order a copy through Gamestop), Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Wolverine, Storm, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Deadpool, Thor, Spider-Man and the entire Fantastic Four.

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