Who’s The Oldest Founding Avenger In MCU?

The Oldest founding Avenger – that’s a question for the ages, ain’t it? While there have been many new members added into the team the 6 founding members remain the most cinoc. So who is the oldest founding avenger? Place your bets!!!

Black Widow: 38 Years Old

Natasha Romanoff | MCU Oldest Founding Avenger
Natasha Romanoff

Natasha Romanoff was born in the year 1984. Joining the Red Room program, gave her many unique abilities. In the comics, her bio-mechanical augmentations give her a limited immunity to the effects of ageing. The MCU places her age at 38 during the events of Endgame. Her age was approximately 32 during Black Widow.

Hawkeye: 51 Years

Oldest Founding Avenger | MCU Hawkeye
Clint Barton

While his exact birth date remains unknown, fans assume that Hawkeye’s age is roughly the same as Jeremy Renner’s. Renner is 51 years old. In episode 3 of Hawkeye, Clint claims he has been Hawkeye for 20 years. So the he may not be the oldest founding Avenger but he is certainly old enough to cross the half-century mark.

Iron Man: 53 Years

RDJ Iron Man | Oldest Founding Avenger
Iron Man

The Armored Avenger was born on May 29, 1970, according to official sources. That puts him at approximately 53 years of age during Avengers: Endgame. Tony Stark is comparatively one of the youngest founding avengers. But his actions helped shape the Avengers and the larger MCU for years and years to come.

Hulk: 54 Years

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Bruce Banner

He is the third oldest founding Avenger member. Bruce Banner is a scientist with a plethora of knowledge on gamma radiation. The Hulk may have a Godlike healing factor but he is not always in control. In his human Banner form, the Hulk’s alter ego ages like a normal human being. That puts banner at roughly 54 years during the events of Endgame.

Captain America: 144 Years

Captain America | Endgame
Captain America

Born on the fourth of July, 1918, Captain America is the one of, if not the, oldest Avenger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He is the second oldest founding Avenger as well. Shot with the super soldier serum, he fought for the Allies in his physical prime in World War Two against the Nazis and Hydra. Then Cap would`find himself frozen in ice. He would be thawed out of his slumber in the 21st century and lead the Avengers against threat like Thanos, Loki, and Ultron. By the time he participated in Endgame set in 2023 MCU, he is 105 years old (some fans claim he is at least 112). After he decided to stay in the past with Peggy, that only added 39 more years to his age. That makes him 144 years old.

Thor: 1500 Years Old

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Thor Odinson

The God of Thunder is not a human. He is an Asgardian from another realm. During Avengers: Infinity War, Thor mentioned that he was born around 518 C.E. Other sources claim Thor’s real date of birth is around 965 C.E. That is comic book information though and the MCU is not exactly known for its comic book accuracy. So we will go with the Infinity War info. And that puts him well above 1500 years old. Thor Odinson is the oldest founding Avenger of the MCU. No one comes even close.

Bonus: (PS: Had To Include Him)

Ant-Man: 53 Years

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Paul Rudd

Scott Edward Harris Lang does not have  specific birth date in the MCU timeline. But if the age of Scott Lang roughly coincides with that of Paul Rudd, then we would say this guy is more than 50 years old. And with Endgame set in 2023, that makes Lang 54 years old. Although age is just a mere number for Paul Rudd (on account of him ageing backwards….we suspect he is an alien). Scott Lang has had a significant journey through the MCU. Rudd spent a significant amount of time in the Quantum Realm, where time flows differently. Scott Lang may not be the oldest Avenger but he is certainly one of the older ones in the list.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.