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Hear it straight from Joss Whedon - who will The Avengers not be fighting?

03.11.2012

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Joss Whedon is currently in attendance at the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival to promote his loving-deconstruction-of-horror-movies CABIN IN THE WOODS, and is of course being asked questions left, right, and center about THE AVENGERS.  The film's plot has thus far managed to stay fairly shrouded in secrecy, but now some of that secrecy has been broken for good and for real.

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There has been plenty of speculation in the months since THE AVENGERS started shooting as to just who it is that Loki has dragged along in his plot to (presumably) decimate Earth, with a large portion of attention being focused on the idea that Loki's allies are an alien race called the Skrulls (despite the denial of Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige).  Well Joss, you almost made it.  But here we are, less than two months out from opening day, and the word directly from the man himself is:

"SXSW attendee French Toast tweeted 'I'm at the Whedon panel - he just said who the bad guys aren't for Avengers - then said 'oh shouldn't have said that.' Kree and Skrulls... they aren't the bad guys.'"

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Perhaps you already guessed this a long time ago, perhaps you agree with Comicbook.com that Loki's pals are actually Atlanteans, or perhaps you have your own wild theory that is now one step closer to the truth. 

Whatever the case might be, May 4th is just around the corner.  See you there.

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Extra Tidbit: Everything I could say has already been said several times over. Ishkibibble.

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9:20PM on 03/11/2012
There has been quite a few pointless articles about the Avengers the past couple weeks, i mean circle vs triangle on Iron Man's suit, really? Better be careful Marvel your gonna give fanboys seizures now.
There has been quite a few pointless articles about the Avengers the past couple weeks, i mean circle vs triangle on Iron Man's suit, really? Better be careful Marvel your gonna give fanboys seizures now.
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7:13PM on 03/11/2012
That is fine with me just looking forward to this movie being released.
That is fine with me just looking forward to this movie being released.
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2:21PM on 03/11/2012
On the one hand, I'd rather have a few villians who actually get developed as characters for the Avengers to fight, not just an army of CGI characters. On the other hand, I do want to see the Avengers kick a lot of ass. Either way, I just hope the movie is good.
On the one hand, I'd rather have a few villians who actually get developed as characters for the Avengers to fight, not just an army of CGI characters. On the other hand, I do want to see the Avengers kick a lot of ass. Either way, I just hope the movie is good.
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11:46AM on 03/11/2012
The Avengers are The Guardians of the earth. Unless the villains are somehow a huge plot point, Whedon, and Marvel are better off spilling the beans so as not to let down the fans (who were maybe counting on The Skrulls, Kree, Fin Fan Foom, etc). I mean if they are indeed from the nine relms (which is my guess), why the secrecy?
The Avengers are The Guardians of the earth. Unless the villains are somehow a huge plot point, Whedon, and Marvel are better off spilling the beans so as not to let down the fans (who were maybe counting on The Skrulls, Kree, Fin Fan Foom, etc). I mean if they are indeed from the nine relms (which is my guess), why the secrecy?
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10:33AM on 03/11/2012

promo pic Cap

I know I've seen that promo picture before, but I just noticed now how cool Cap's costume looks in it... better than the set pics we usually see... hope they get that look in the finished film
I know I've seen that promo picture before, but I just noticed now how cool Cap's costume looks in it... better than the set pics we usually see... hope they get that look in the finished film
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9:54AM on 03/11/2012
To be honest, I don't care who The Avengers will fight. I just want to watch them kick some villains' arses.
To be honest, I don't care who The Avengers will fight. I just want to watch them kick some villains' arses.
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7:19AM on 03/11/2012

What's

the difference between Marvel denying it, and Joss denying it...also "not Skrulls" is still no closer to an answer as we are under the belief that Fox might own the name "Skrull"...anyway, I am guessing the pic above is the Midgard Serpent.
the difference between Marvel denying it, and Joss denying it...also "not Skrulls" is still no closer to an answer as we are under the belief that Fox might own the name "Skrull"...anyway, I am guessing the pic above is the Midgard Serpent.
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6:23AM on 03/11/2012

Hmmm....

*has fingers crossed*

If not the Skrulls/Kree...please The Chitauri. Well, @ any rate...I'm gonna be there May 4th, 12:01am!
*has fingers crossed*

If not the Skrulls/Kree...please The Chitauri. Well, @ any rate...I'm gonna be there May 4th, 12:01am!
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5:38AM on 03/11/2012

Skrulls...

Honestly, I don't care who the bad guys are. I just want to see a totally bad-ass film that doesn't disappoint on one level!!!

Also, this might have been suggested on other articles, but what's the betting that the above pictured monster is Fin Fang Foom???
Honestly, I don't care who the bad guys are. I just want to see a totally bad-ass film that doesn't disappoint on one level!!!

Also, this might have been suggested on other articles, but what's the betting that the above pictured monster is Fin Fang Foom???
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7:16AM on 03/11/2012
Midgard Serpent
Midgard Serpent
4:19AM on 03/11/2012

I think...

...everybody should shut the fuck up and just wait for the movie to come out. I'm really not even a huge Whedon fan (hated his smarmy Terminator gag with a vengeance) but I have faith in him delivering a fun film here. Why can't people just have patience? Why do people NEED to know EVERYTHING about a film nowadays? I respect the fact that Whedon and co. are keeping it fairly top-secret as far as the villains go -- I'm not a fanboy and I haven't ever read a single Avengers comic book but I'm
...everybody should shut the fuck up and just wait for the movie to come out. I'm really not even a huge Whedon fan (hated his smarmy Terminator gag with a vengeance) but I have faith in him delivering a fun film here. Why can't people just have patience? Why do people NEED to know EVERYTHING about a film nowadays? I respect the fact that Whedon and co. are keeping it fairly top-secret as far as the villains go -- I'm not a fanboy and I haven't ever read a single Avengers comic book but I'm kinda happy that I'll be going into the movie knowing next to nothing.
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4:55AM on 03/11/2012
Fuck no. Im not shutting up, I love the speculation. I love reading others theories and formulating my own. It's part of the fun. But I do respect your closed curtain restraint. I know this movie will blow everyone away.
Fuck no. Im not shutting up, I love the speculation. I love reading others theories and formulating my own. It's part of the fun. But I do respect your closed curtain restraint. I know this movie will blow everyone away.
9:38AM on 03/11/2012
I think you should shut the fuck up! don't post your not a whedon fan,never read an avengers comic book if thats the case shut your mouth and comment on a different post that is more to your liking. sorry i know it's sunday and all but seriously you live in the instant information age this is what happens.
I think you should shut the fuck up! don't post your not a whedon fan,never read an avengers comic book if thats the case shut your mouth and comment on a different post that is more to your liking. sorry i know it's sunday and all but seriously you live in the instant information age this is what happens.
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