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Jan052012

New Avengers villain leaked - Loki is not alone

Last week, The Amazing Spiderman’s villain The Lizard was revealed on a toy remote-controlled car manufactured by HeroClix. As it turns out, the toy manufacturer is also making action figures for this years upcoming blockbuster The Avengers and a new advertisement for the Avengers Movie HeroClix Set may have given away one of Marvel’s best kept secrets, reports ScreenRant.

Promotional blurbs for the movie have been saying for a while now that The Avengers join forces when faced with an insurmountable threat to the planet’s safety. Official posters, aswell as the trailer, show the main villain as Loki, seen last summer battling Thor, but I doubt anyone would consider Loki alone to present the kind of threat that’s being suggested. And following the promotional release from HeroClix it would seem that assumption may be right. We’ll reveal the villain below, so please don’t read on if you don’t want spoilers.

Spoiler alert!

The release reads: “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!”

Oops! This seems pretty conclusive. Loki teams up with the Red Skull. As yet there are no pictures of the toy set, so any assumptions are based solely on the blurb, but it does say “Marvel’s The Avengers Movie HeroClix set” which to me sounds pretty much like a licensed product, and that being the case it would logically tie in with the movie. Plus I can’t imagine they would mention an action figure that didn’t exist, nor would they make one that doesn’t appear in the film.

Fans of Captain America: The First Avenger might think a return appearance from the Red Skull impossible, but the presence of the Cosmic Cube in both that movie and the post-credit sequence of Thor suggest it will likely crop up in The Avengers and with its ability to transport beings through time and space as well as alter realities, it seems anything could happen.

Either way, if you want to be ahead of the news, especially where super-villains are concerned, be sure to keep an eye on your local toy store.

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