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Red Skull Could Be the Secret Villain in Marvel’s THE AVENGERS

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Red Skull Could Be the Secret Villain in Marvel’s THE AVENGERS

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The Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be fighting next spring to stop Loki Laufeyiarson from threatening global safety, but the Norse god of mischief, the ‘contriver of all fraud’ won’t be the only villain.

A product description for HeroClix’s line of the Avengers toys seems to have thrown some light:

Charging straight out of theaters and onto your tabletop, Marvel’s the Avengers Movie HeroClix set features heroes like Captain America and Thor as they battle the villainy of the Red Skull and Loki! Each Counter-Top display includes standard one-figure boosters as well as new three-figure ‘Team Packs’! Team Packs are designed with strong thematic undertones – play a Hydra force or defend freedom with a S.H.I.E.L.D. team pack!

The Red Skull as the commander of the NaziResearch Division HYDRA is portrayed by Hugo Weaving in Captain America: The First Avenger. After a final fight with Rogers, Red Skull is vaporized when he attempts to imbue himself with the tesseract’s power and transported into another realm, which could very well be Asgard.

Whether Red Skull will indeed be the second villain in the highly-anticipated actioner is the only question that remains to be answered.

Helmed by Joss Whedon, Avengers will see Chris Hemsworth reprising his role as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow along withTom Hiddleston as villainous Loki. Furthermore, Mark Ruffalo comes in as The Hulk and Jeremy Renner joins the cast as Hawkeye.

A team of superhumans brought together by the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency comes to theaters May 4th, 2012.

Captain America: The First Avenger - Red Skull

Captain America: The First Avenger – The Red Skull

 [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1JMnsppObI[/youtube]

Tom Hiddleston as Loki on the Set (Cleveland, OH)

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  1. Crowjane29

    December 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Unless they’ve recast the Red Skull role, this won’t be happening. Hugo Weaving was acting in projects other than The Avengers during its entire period of filming. (Plus he told the Baltimore Sun he had “had enough of” blockbuster franchises last summer.) It’s a bit ridiculous to think Marvel would spill major plot secrets this way. Action figures are always sold with the notion that fans will imagine alternate universes and “fantasy teams” for them that aren’t necessarily based on films. So unless this is a tiny cameo filmed during the Captain America shoot, it ain’t happening.

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