The cat might have been let out of the bag, twice that is, as another rumor surfaces online of a second secret villain appearing in big screen adaptation of The Avengers. As we reported last week, all signs point to Red Skull joining the soiree as NECA’s collectible toy line-up leaked, spoiling the surprise for all Marvel fanatics. But now rumors over at io9 claim that we might actually see a third baddie standing side by side with Loki: Thanos. Here’s what we gathered:
-The aliens are called The Redacted and are a new version of The Skrulls. Fox still own Skrulls, so Marvel have changed them enough to not get sued. They’re multicoloured and are shapeshifters.
-Thanos is in the movie. There were rumors some months ago that Loki would do business with Thanos and they’re true. Thanos is tricked by Loki in the movie. Basically, Loki has been collecting Infinity Gems and the Infinity Gauntlet, but tricks Thanos in to thinking that the Infinity Gauntlet is the most powerful. In return, Thanos gives him The Redacted.
-The Leviathan is an alien serpent given to Loki by Thanos as a part of the deal.
-Red Skull is in the movie. Loki meets him on his travels. They split the 6 Infinity Gems between them. Loki takes the Mind, Reality and Power gems and Red Skull takes the Soul, Time and Space gems.
-The Redacted discover that Loki tricked their master, and betray him. Hence Loki seemingly being on The Avengers side in some set photos.
If that’s the case, round of applause for Marvel and Joss Whedon on the secret shoots. Seriously. The Avengers assemble on May 4th.