The apocalypse came in the form of a plague, leaving 99.9% of the population deceased.
More than a few Marvel actors were included in the 0.1% survivors.
The one leading female superhero of the group, who is also known as Natasha Romanoff, was romantically linked to her fellow heroes, including Clint Barton aka Hawkeye (Renner) and Steve Rogers aka Captain America (Evans).
In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the family comedy-drama The Family Stone.
She was hailed by the media as Hollywood's new "it girl", and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Rising Star.
"Those were one-off jokes from the guys in response to a direct question from their (female!
) interviewer, and she wasn't even fazed," another posted.