More Avengers Movie Rumors! Another Movie Villain Besides Loki! Who Will That Be? Plus Official Avengers Movie Trailer!
Since 2011, everyone has been interested in who The Avengers movie villain is going to be. The Avengers movie rumors about who the villain will be have been floating around since early 2011. Many speculated that Loki will be the main baddie in this highly anticipated comic book movie.
Then the Latino Review spread the rumor last year about a possible second movie villain being Thanos. The Latino Review has had a great track record of leaking spoilers and getting the scoop on movie news that those in Hollywood try to keep a tight lid on. They also leaked that the Skrulls will be the threat that causes the mightiest Marvel team of Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Hawkeye, the Black Widow, Nick Fury, and S.H.I.E.L.D to assemble.
Whether these rumors are true, we wont know until Marvel either confirms it or we see the movie when it comes out. I think it's fun to speculate, but it's also nice to be surprised as well. For die-hard comic fans the anticipation is truly building about The Avengers Movie. So for fun sake, let's take a look at past The Avengers movie rumors.
Loki and Thanos As The Villains
Loki has been confirmed as a villain who will appear in The Avengers movie.
However, another second movie villain in The Avengers movie surfaced and was received with mixed feelings about the cosmic tyrant and Mad Titan - Thanos making his screen debut in The Avengers!
If you think about it, Thanos having a large part in The Avengers movie does make sense. With the cosmic cube playing a significant role in the Captain America movie, it's only natural for any comic book fan to think, Will Thanos be a part of this?
As most comic fans and Thanos fans know, Thanos first appearance in Iron Man #55 became an extended cross over story line, in which Thanos did travel to earth with an alien army in search of the cosmic cube. This, of course, was to use the cosmic cube to conquer the galaxy.
The cross over story began with Iron Man #55 and crossed over to Captain Marvel vol 1 #25-33, Daredevil vol 1 #107, and Avengers vol 1 #125.
So according to the history of the cosmic cube in the Marvel Universe, it does make sense that Thanos could be a villain that makes an entrance in The Avengers movie.
UPDATED SPOILER: The Avengers movie has already hit theaters, and it's been a well-known that the rumors first leaked by the Latino Review is indeed true. The mad titan himself appears in a scene after the end credits.
Now this question remains: Will Thanos be the main villain of the Avengers 2 sequel and if any villains below will team up with Thanos in the Avengers sequel?
Or, will a completely new villain be introduced?
The Skrulls Invading Earth?
There has to be a major force in order for The Avengers to assemble. We want to see our heroes be tested, don't we? The Latino Review also reported that the Skrulls will be the alien force that earth's mightiest heroes will be taking on, but will the Skrulls be in The Avengers movie? It's quite possible.
New leaked photos of a downed alien craft on The Avenger set has suggested that an alien force will be part of the story plot. Also look at the second photo of the actor in one of those suits they use for CGI purposes. Hmmm..could he possibly be a Skrull?
I'm really not sure why the Skrulls, but they are an alien race of shift shapers and one of the most popular of alien baddies in Marvel comics. Besides, Joss Whedon did start off as a comic book writer, and since he wrote and is directing The Avengers movie, I'm sure he wants to keep it as close to the comics as much as possible.
Fans have cried out in protest to this rumor of the Skrulls being behind an alien invasion, saying that's overkill. What did you expect, though? This is The Avengers! They're not going to be fighting against a teeny threat here.
I do have to admit, however, just seeing Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow and Hawkeye going up against The Hulk would've been more than fine for me. I still think The Hulk could whoop 'em all at once, and I'd love to see that.
UPDATED: It was not the Skrulls who aligned with Loki and tried to invade earth. They were actually the Chitauri.
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The Red Skull Will Appear In The Movie?
The latest of The Avenger movie rumors is that The Red Skull will be the second main villain of the movie. It really wasn't confirmed that The Red Skull died in the Captain America: The First Avenger movie, and the cosmic cube just sucked The Red Skull to some other world.
How did this rumor start about? Well, the new heroclix toy line just released a press release about their new Avengers figures, based on the movie, and guess who is one of them? That's right - The Red Skull.
Personally, I think The Red Skull figure just has to do with the Captain America: The First Avenger movie. After all, it's a film that's part of the continuity of The Avengers movie. Then again, that fact that the Captain America movies are part of the continuity of The Avengers movies, won't The Red Skull be showing up in the Captain America sequel?
The Red Skull in The Avengers movie is quite plausible...but I'm not basing this rumor because of the Heroclix press release or whatever. It just makes sense that he would at least make an appearance since it's well known that Captain America will have a sequel.
UPDATE: The Red Skull did not appear in the Avengers movie!! Will he appear in Avengers 2 possibly? See some of the most popular Avengers sequel rumors floating around to date!
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