Rumor: The Avengers villains revealed

While Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is looking to be the biggest film of 2012, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers isn’t far behind. It’ll bring together Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Thor (Chis Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) into one big ensemble film. With all those characters, many have been wondered about who will take on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

A couple rumors have been heard (here), but it seems we finally have confirmation on the villains. A tweet by Gregory Littley is claiming the villains will none other than Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Hulk. “Here you go: The Hulk will be a villain in #Avengers….but the main baddie is Loki.” Yes, this rumor has been going around for sometime now, and mostly started due to Loki controlling Hulk in the comics. But recent reactions by Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo have led many to assume the idea is possible. Although, Loki simply controlling Hulk seems to be disappointing in terms of how much fans are anticipating this film.

The recent Marvel adaptations have been drawing from the Ultimates, and it’s likely Whedon will be doing the same for The Avengers. While Whedon could definitely be wanting to please the fans by having Loki control Hulk in the film, it’s doubtful it would be the two main villains. Littley also mentions that “more details to come”, but take this as a rumor for right now.

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Matt Keith

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  1. Figured. Cool though.

    Matt Keith Reply:

    My guess is the film will start out with Loki controlling Hulk, but then a bigger threat comes along.

  2. I really hope it isn’t Loki controlling Hulk. As much as I love the original 616 Universe, my favorite Avengers storyline is Mark Millar’s Ultimates series. With that in mind I would love to see them fight the Hulk in the beginning, subdue him and recruit him and then face a global threat lead by Loki at the end.


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