Did NECA spoil Joss Whedon's secret villain in The Avengers?
There’s a fine line between wanting to learn about your favorite upcoming films and spoiling them for yourself. So trust that when you read this article, I’m not going to spoil anything for you and instead, you’ll have to highlight the text below if you want to find out who might possibly be the second villain in next summer’s THE AVENGERS. We know that Loki is the primary villain, but since production began, there were rumors that another recognizable villain would be making his or her way into the film as well. Most people familiar with the Marvel universe assumed it would be someone that could set up another sequel to one of the stand alone films. Well, toy manufacturer NECA sent out a blurb to retailers that could be read one of two ways. The blurb reads as follows (I removed the names to preserve the spoiler-ish nature of the blurb, to see it, highlight the blank spaces):
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.
So you see, it could just be that NECA is bundling villains with their respective heroes, or it could be that the villain(s) will in fact be in the film. It seems the toys are a direct tie-in to the film. You’ll have to judge for yourself. THE AVENGERS stars Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, and Tom Hiddleston.
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant