As we all know by now, the upcoming superheroes ensemble of THE AVENGERS will be featured Loki (Tom Hiddleston) as the chief villain. But there have been a wide speculation that the movie will be featured more than one villain. Among them are either the much-rumored Skrulls or the Kree. Unfortunately, during an interview with director Joss Whedon at the SXSW festival, he stated it's none of the above. Here's what he had to comment below.
It's the Vulcans (he joked). I don’t know a lot about the Marvel universe, and I thought there were Vulcans. I know we’re going to get a lot of emails about that one.
I will say only this: It is not the Kree or the Skrulls.
Those two aliens are Marvel mainstays and have enormous backstories. They have a big life of their own that just could not be contained in a film where I already had seven movie stars. What’s probably happening is that I just said something that Marvel didn’t want me to. It’s weird to be fired so late!
The Skrulls — they can shape change. That’s a whole thing. I’ve already got Loki. He’s got magic. Once you got magic along with your Iron Man and your Black Widow — it’s a real juggling act.
Hmm, is Whedon trying to pull Christopher Nolan on us? (You know, misdirection). Anyway, we still have a short months to go before we can find out who are the villains beside Loki in THE AVENGERS.