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Avengers teaser coming soon, and are these the devious villains?

Mar. 2, 2011by: Dave Davis

It's still a long way until Marvel's movie heroes assemble on screen in THE AVENGERS, we may get a peek relatively soon -- like when THOR hits screens just two months from now.

AICN says that Marvel has put together a specific teaser trailer for THE AVENGERS to play before their Thunder God's debut, which makes sense considering who Latino Review claims will be the movie's villain: Thor's wicked adoptive brother Loki. But that's not all -- they also say the manipulative and vengeful Asgardian will have assistance from the Skrulls, a green-skinned race of extraterrestrial shape-shifters with an affection for purple outfits.

Aliens and Loki as the villains won't be a surprise to anyone who's folllowed the rumors and rumblings about the project, or to those who read the comic series THE ULTIMATES, which seems to be the version of Marvel's heroes dictating the movies more than its original universe (the Sam Jackson Nick Fury was plucked from ULTIMATES pages).

THE AVENGERS writer-director Joss Whedon has undoubtedly poked at the scripts for THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA to sprinkle some bread crumbs leading down this path, which will be exciting for fanboys/fangirls to look for (obsess over) when those movies arrive this summer.

Loki seems like a perfect choice, especially to further tie in the Asgard aspect (and LR claims he'll also be using an object from CAPTAIN AMERICA to achieve his evil goals), but I'm honestly not sure how I feel about the Skrulls. Yes, it would provide ample opportunity for spectacle as the heroes go at it with an army of resilient (and occasionally superpowered) alien invaders... but on the other hand it's also the first time we're seeing the major characters collected in one movie, and then we'd have an added distraction of constantly wondering if we're seeing the real deal or a treacherous doppelganger (aka, The Mystique Syndrome).

What do you think?

Extra Tidbit: After Tony Stark joins up with the mighty Marvel heroes and saves the planet, are you worried IRON MAN 3 may end up feeling a bit... small?
Source: AICNLatino Review

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8:27AM on 03/07/2011
Im thinking maybe get dr doom and some other bad ass villains from the mythology fighting the avengers i think having loi and the skrills whould be a wasted opportunity if w are having the heroes altogether i would love to see some of the great villains on screen together
Im thinking maybe get dr doom and some other bad ass villains from the mythology fighting the avengers i think having loi and the skrills whould be a wasted opportunity if w are having the heroes altogether i would love to see some of the great villains on screen together
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6:31AM on 03/04/2011

Obviously...

The movie starts with the Avengers versus the Hulk but then you need another villain so the Hulk can save the day. This was the plot of both Avengers #1 and The Ultimates Volumes 1 and 2.
The movie starts with the Avengers versus the Hulk but then you need another villain so the Hulk can save the day. This was the plot of both Avengers #1 and The Ultimates Volumes 1 and 2.
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9:14PM on 03/03/2011

Loki Loki, can you see me?

Who's Loki?
Who's Loki?
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7:14PM on 03/03/2011
I'd hold off on Skrulls til Marvel gets the Fantastic 4 back(if that ever happens, thanks Fox). I want some Super Skrull
I'd hold off on Skrulls til Marvel gets the Fantastic 4 back(if that ever happens, thanks Fox). I want some Super Skrull
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12:49PM on 03/03/2011
The thought gets me excited, but it feels a bit too big for their first movie. Sounds perfect for a bigger sequel . . .
The thought gets me excited, but it feels a bit too big for their first movie. Sounds perfect for a bigger sequel . . .
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8:19AM on 03/03/2011
I can't wait for the moment the Skrulls reveal themselves to all be Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible style.
I can't wait for the moment the Skrulls reveal themselves to all be Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible style.
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5:57AM on 03/03/2011
Great news. It would be an awesome movie. [link]
Great news. It would be an awesome movie. [link]
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8:01AM on 03/03/2011
Why do you keep putting a spam link in your replies?
Why do you keep putting a spam link in your replies?
3:08AM on 03/03/2011
If this happens? wow! exciting news.
If this happens? wow! exciting news.
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1:44AM on 03/03/2011
First off, I hope they make this a 2 parter. With all the material they have, it would be hard to fit it all into one hour and a half movie. I was rooting for a team of villians: Abomination, Loki, Red Skull etc. But the skrulls would give them the option to have that massive battle scene, so I dunno, I think either way It'll turn out allright.
First off, I hope they make this a 2 parter. With all the material they have, it would be hard to fit it all into one hour and a half movie. I was rooting for a team of villians: Abomination, Loki, Red Skull etc. But the skrulls would give them the option to have that massive battle scene, so I dunno, I think either way It'll turn out allright.
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8:26AM on 03/03/2011
This movie will be closer to 3 hours than an hour and a half, guaranteed
This movie will be closer to 3 hours than an hour and a half, guaranteed
1:14AM on 03/03/2011
I wanted Hulk for the villian for this movie, although we may get a mini Hulk - Avengers skirmish. That being said.. Skrull are shapeshifters. They did a halfway decent arc with them a couple years back starting with Secret War and continuing after the Civil War. They replaced alot of the heroes and caused quite a ruckus. So there is some interesting stuff to play with here. Also Ultimates issues 6-12 is all about these guys too. Its not as cheesy as it looks.
I wanted Hulk for the villian for this movie, although we may get a mini Hulk - Avengers skirmish. That being said.. Skrull are shapeshifters. They did a halfway decent arc with them a couple years back starting with Secret War and continuing after the Civil War. They replaced alot of the heroes and caused quite a ruckus. So there is some interesting stuff to play with here. Also Ultimates issues 6-12 is all about these guys too. Its not as cheesy as it looks.
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12:59AM on 03/03/2011
Get Loki out of here!!! This movie is screaming for THANOS!!!
Get Loki out of here!!! This movie is screaming for THANOS!!!
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12:51AM on 03/03/2011
I love the idea of having Loki and the Skrulls as the villians, but I just don't want The Avengers to go all out with only the first one. If they make sequels, I'd rather see the first Avengers movie build up the climax for the sequels.

I also have a feeling that out of all of the Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America will get the most screen time and the Hulk and Thor will just be background characters.

I can't wait for this movie. It's going to be amazing. With talent this good, the
I love the idea of having Loki and the Skrulls as the villians, but I just don't want The Avengers to go all out with only the first one. If they make sequels, I'd rather see the first Avengers movie build up the climax for the sequels.

I also have a feeling that out of all of the Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America will get the most screen time and the Hulk and Thor will just be background characters.

I can't wait for this movie. It's going to be amazing. With talent this good, the only direction you can go is up and towards greatness.
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12:30AM on 03/03/2011

Step Carefully...


If this is true, the entire Avengers film, and the Marvel film universe sub sequentially, relies on the success of Thor.

That's really ballsy, considering Thor has the least amount of fan-based platform and is easily the hardest to sell.

But...I dig the risk. I just hope it works.

If this is true, the entire Avengers film, and the Marvel film universe sub sequentially, relies on the success of Thor.

That's really ballsy, considering Thor has the least amount of fan-based platform and is easily the hardest to sell.

But...I dig the risk. I just hope it works.
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11:07PM on 03/02/2011

THE COSMIC CUBE...

Is what I'm guessing, its most likely the macguffin of the Captain America movie ala the artifacts in the Indiana Jones. As for the Skrulls I think it's to soon to go that big, their blowing their load to early with that when they should build it up for a third movie to end a trilogy with it.

@Tidbit, I have no idea why their bothering with an IRON MAN 3. Once you put that team together how do you carry on a seperate franchise without it just becoming The Avengers 1.1, not to mention it'll
Is what I'm guessing, its most likely the macguffin of the Captain America movie ala the artifacts in the Indiana Jones. As for the Skrulls I think it's to soon to go that big, their blowing their load to early with that when they should build it up for a third movie to end a trilogy with it.

@Tidbit, I have no idea why their bothering with an IRON MAN 3. Once you put that team together how do you carry on a seperate franchise without it just becoming The Avengers 1.1, not to mention it'll be the fourth time RDJ has played that character in 5 years. Their gonna majorly burn out the audience, and the actor on this character.
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12:03AM on 03/03/2011
Iron Man 3 would be the 5th time if you include the cameo in The Incredible Hulk.
Iron Man 3 would be the 5th time if you include the cameo in The Incredible Hulk.
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11:01PM on 03/02/2011
The object is the Cosmic Cube... they've been talking about it for months.
The object is the Cosmic Cube... they've been talking about it for months.
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11:00PM on 03/02/2011
Hey I'm all up for a good superhero extravaganza, and Loki being the villain sounds good...but the Skrulls? No offense, but they've always seemed a bit too "DC" to me, in the sense that they're kinda corny and bring too much of an alien-vibe to the plotline. Iron Man did a pretty decent job at keeping things grounded, and I'm happy that Thor threw in some "science" explanation into the loop, albeit it being some mumbo-jumbo. But Skrulls? It'd be safer not to go there, in my humble opinion.
Hey I'm all up for a good superhero extravaganza, and Loki being the villain sounds good...but the Skrulls? No offense, but they've always seemed a bit too "DC" to me, in the sense that they're kinda corny and bring too much of an alien-vibe to the plotline. Iron Man did a pretty decent job at keeping things grounded, and I'm happy that Thor threw in some "science" explanation into the loop, albeit it being some mumbo-jumbo. But Skrulls? It'd be safer not to go there, in my humble opinion.
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11:04PM on 03/02/2011
they definitely are cheesey dang marvel!!!
they definitely are cheesey dang marvel!!!
12:46PM on 03/03/2011
An alien-vibe? Hadn't thought of it that way. Oh wait, they're FRIGGIN' ALIENS!
An alien-vibe? Hadn't thought of it that way. Oh wait, they're FRIGGIN' ALIENS!
10:43PM on 03/02/2011
the aforementioned object could be The Infinity Gauntlet marvel was showing off at SDCC.
the aforementioned object could be The Infinity Gauntlet marvel was showing off at SDCC.
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10:40PM on 03/02/2011

My pick

I'd rather the Avengers battle The Hulk & Loki.
I'd rather the Avengers battle The Hulk & Loki.
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10:40PM on 03/02/2011

My pick

I'd rather the Avengers battle The Hulk & Loki.
I'd rather the Avengers battle The Hulk & Loki.
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10:38PM on 03/02/2011

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That would seem to be the problem with any of the solo films, Thor, Captain America, or Hulk, as well. I'm curious what the first post-avengers film will be, a solo superhero film or avengers 2. I think Avengers might do better financially because of all the build up, so I would guess Avengers 2. And then what happens if one actor wants to drop out. Do you just re-cast, or reboot. It seems like if you reboot one hero you'd have to reboot all of them to keep the avengers franchise going. So many
That would seem to be the problem with any of the solo films, Thor, Captain America, or Hulk, as well. I'm curious what the first post-avengers film will be, a solo superhero film or avengers 2. I think Avengers might do better financially because of all the build up, so I would guess Avengers 2. And then what happens if one actor wants to drop out. Do you just re-cast, or reboot. It seems like if you reboot one hero you'd have to reboot all of them to keep the avengers franchise going. So many questions...
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10:45PM on 03/02/2011
I don't think Marvel is too worried about actors dropping out. They're all signed to ridiculous 6-9 picture deals.
I don't think Marvel is too worried about actors dropping out. They're all signed to ridiculous 6-9 picture deals.
11:17PM on 03/02/2011
They've already replaced Terrance Howard & Edward Norton so it seems they have no problem doing that.
They've already replaced Terrance Howard & Edward Norton so it seems they have no problem doing that.
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10:37PM on 03/02/2011
AVENGERS+SKRULLS+CELLULOID= EPIC FILM
AVENGERS+SKRULLS+CELLULOID= EPIC FILM
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