Until now that has been much speculation that The Hulk would be the main villain in the upcoming Avengers movie. If they were going to stick to the comic book then Thor’s brother Loki should release the Hulk to raise some hell, but when does Hollywood stick to the material? The storyline described by Marvel..
“Loki’s schemes eventually came to include Earth itself and these schemes often drew some of Earth’s superhuman heroes to defend Earth and, often, Asgard itself. He first battled Thor on Earth in modern times after escaping from the tree by making Heimdall shed a tear. Loki was then able to manipulate the Hulk into wreaking havoc in an attempt to lure Thor to Asgard, which inadvertently led to the formation of the Avengers. Thor was one of the founding members of this superhuman team, and Loki often found his goals frustrated by them, even when they appeared close to success.”
All of the info on the changes are after the jump…
There’s a rumor circulating that Skrulls will be filling the role of the villain(s) this time around, but don’t count The Hulk out . Several sources close to the project are quoted saying…
The Skrulls will ‘brainwash’ and use the Hulk in a similar fashion Loki did in the comics. Don’t expect a full on alien invasion, though; that will have to wait for a sequel. The Skrulls’ role will be largely clandestine, similar to the way S.H.I.E.L.D. operates. … Apparently, the Skrulls won’t be the only alien race to be introduced in The Avengers; their enemy, the Kree, will also have a presence as Earthly allies. This isn’t surprising information, considering a young actor by the name of Kevin Pennington has been rumored to portray a character by the name of Noh-Varr; who just so happens to be a Kree. Though I couldn’t get confirmation that Noh-Varr is Pennington’s role, at his point, all signs are pointing to ‘yes.’
Take this information with a grain of salt. Marvel has said that Loki would play an important role, while new sources claim that Loki’s role will be filled by Skrulls. Who the hell knows? With the way comics are changed in the process of becoming films we could see Composite Santa as the main bad guy.
The Good news is, the script is completely finished and Joss Whedon is attached to direct. A few more rewrites and they can get on with the good stuff. On a personal note: I’m still deeply saddened that there isn’t talks of a Marvel Zombie movie. It would be AWESOME. Maybe I should start some sort of Facebook page in regards to the movie, I mean hell it brought Betty White back from the dead to host SNL.