May 27, 2011

Another Villain for the Avengers Movie Could Be....(Spoiler)?



Well, we know that Loki will be in the Avengers movie and there has been rumblings about the Skrulls being there (from just a setup for the next movie all the way to being allies with Loki). However, several websites are reporting that another villain may be in the movie...THANOS!



The only reason I can think of is that we had this object appear at the San Diego Comic-Con last year...the Infinity Gauntlet.



The item supposedly made an appearance in the THOR movie. I didn't see it, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there. I originally missed Captain America's shield in the first Iron Man movie. But do we need Thanos and the Gauntlet in the first Avengers movie? Thanos...maybe, the Gauntlet...no. Fans may not remember this but Thanos also has experience with...



The Cube has already been introduced in the THOR, and we know it will make an appearance in Captain America: The First Avenger. But still, I think Thanos should be a solo villain. Especially if you are going to have him with the Infinity Gauntlet!

Here's how I would handle it...

Avengers #1 - "The Beginning." The team has to be setup. Who's the leader? Cap? Eventually, but he's still a stranger in a strange land. Iron Man? Well, according to Iron Man II, he's a consultant, really not even a member. Thor? Most likely. What I see is Thor leading, Iron Man questioning him, then everybody deciding that Cap is their best bet. Loki will be the villain, and we'll set up the Skrulls for...

Avengers #2 - "The Kree/Skrull War." You know they have to do this. Since the Skrulls have been set up in the first movie, less burden to introduce both races. Just introduce the Kree and (one of my favorite characters) Captain Mar-Vell. Of course, Mar-Vell stays on Earth at the end. It's a good thing too, since he will be needed to battle...

Avengers #3 - "Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet." Thanos has been more of a villain for the cosmic heroes than say...the Avengers. So having Mar-Vell around would make some sense (just don't kill him off!). Maybe by then they have introduced more Avenger members and possibly bring in characters from other movies (except the ones that are being handled by other studios...Spider-Man, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, X-Men).

If this "news" is true, this would be cool. Color me skeptical at this point.