Could The Avengers be faced with yet another major villain? Well, according to a report from Latino Review, it's possible that a certain Easter Egg in Thor (and not the one after the credits), could be the impetus for the big-screen arrival of one of Marvel's most notorious and powerful supervillains.
The film, which shoots right now as we speak, has been the subject of massive speculation over the years, but none more so than regarding who will fill its villain slots. Thor baddie, Loki played Tom Hiddleston has been confirmed. However, with the older speculation of an invasion of the Earth by Marvel's shape-shifting Skrulls also looking legit, a trifecta may be completed with a "Titan" who's far more "infinite."
Caution: Possible Spoiler Talk Below
According to Latino Review, one of their "very trusted always on point sources" has informed them that The Avengers will also have as its villain, the one and only Thanos. Yes, the Mad Titan himself, who at one point turned the entire Marvel Universe inside out when he coveted the Infinity Gauntlet, will apparently tangle with The Avengers in the film.
As some of you may know, a prop for the Infinity Gauntlet, a powerful Marvel relic that's adorn with cosmic gems granting its wearer near omnipotence, was shown on display at Comic Con last year. That prop would end up being featured very briefly as an Easter Egg in Thor, seen in Odin's vault. While it may have just been a nice little nod to comic-savvy fans in the film, it nevertheless became the fuel for speculation about Marvel's future plans for the Avengers-related films.
Well, if LR's report is accurate, then not only will Thanos join Loki and the Skrulls in the already-crowded rogues gallery of The Avengers, but that Easter Egg in Thor may come back to haunt the entire Marvel movie-verse. Considering that we've already seen Loki ready to get his hands on the reality-altering Cosmic Cube in the post-credits scene in Thor, things could get chaotic on a level never before imagined. (Maybe Loki and Thanos get to throw-down to see whose omnipotence is bigger?)
Have any thoughts on the possibility of Marvel squeezing Thanos into The Avengers? Awesome? Or would this be turning the film into a proverbial clown-car of characters?
Source: Latino Review