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reports that is collaborating with the Philadelphia-based publishing company to release a novel that will recount all four “Avengers” movies in the style of William Shakespeare.
According to, Ian Doescher is set to write the novel that will be titled “William Shakespeare’s Avengers: The Complete Works.” It will tell the stories of “ ,” “ ,” “ ” and “ ” with authentic meter and verse, stage directions, as well as a few Easter eggs.
The official description for Doescher’s new book reads:
“What if the most epic cinematic franchise of all time had been penned by the greatest playwright of all time? Wonder no more! ‘William Shakespeare’s Avengers: The Complete Works’ reimagines all four films as plays by the Bard of Avon, complete with authentic meter and verse, stage directions, and entertaining Easter eggs. Fans will experience their favorite scenes, characters, and lines in a new — yet fully faithful — way, through monologues and dialogue by everyone from Captain America to Groot (’Tis I!)” (via).
Thereports that this is not Doescher’s first time taking a movie franchise back to the 16th century. The author previously reimagined the “ ” franchise in similar fashion.
According to, Quirk Books has built a reputation for its parodies of classic literature. The publishing company is also responsible for “ ,” a novel that puts a dystopian spin on Jane Austen’s famous tale. In 2016, the book was adapted into a that shared the same name.
While the precise release date for “William Shakespeare’s Avengers: The Complete Works” is unclear at this time,announced in a tweet that it will “hit the shelves” before the end of the year.
New York Post reports that the book is currently available to preorder through various online booksellers, including. Hardcover copies are priced at $34.99 each with Kindle editions selling for $15.99.