The characters of “The Avengers,” one of the most popular and lucrative movie franchises in the world, have received a makeover courtesy of Brazilian illustrator Hugo Canuto.
The fictional band of superheroes has been reimagined as Orishas, gods that are central in the Yoruba religion predominantly practiced across Africa and South America.
Canuto, a longtime fan of the franchise, recreated the famous comic book cover as a tribute to Avengers’ creator Jack Kirby on his 99th birthday.
But in Canuto’s version, the main characters are depicted as Orishas.
The cover was so well-received on social media that Canuto decided to reinterpret popular Avenger character Thor as Shango, the Orisha god of fire and thunder.