By now I think everyone and their grandma (even the ones who thinks computers are the Devil’s tools) know that Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) will be bringing his brand of villainy from the “Thor” universe to Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”. But ol Loki, as mischievous as he can be, can’t possibly be the only threat to bring together the world’s greatest superheroes, can he?
POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW
It’s been rumored for a long time now that The Skrulls, the green-skilled alien menace of the Marvel Universe, would be the other villains in “The Avengers”. That’s all but a certainty, right?
Badass Digest now says it might not be the Skrulls after all. Even though, well, they’re pretty sure it was supposed to be the Skrulls.
My sources close to Marvel revealed years ago that there would be Skrulls in the movie; Marvel Studios prez Kevin Feige told me personally that while Fox has The Super Skrull, Marvel owns The Skrull Empire. Well, it turns out that either he was jumping the gun or someone in legal didn’t want to test the difference between those two concepts, and the aliens in The Avengers have been rebranded as something else, as well as redesigned.
As you’ll recall, we’ve already seen the Avengers fighting guys in mo-cap suits from the film’s set (here and here). Now it looks like whoever those guys were supposed to be (Skrulls, we guessed) will now be a new alien threat entirely. Then again, I don’t suppose it matters. Average Joe Blow wouldn’t know a Skrull from a Kree.
And oh, check out your first look at the concept artwork for the Avengers’ Quinjet below. Groovy.