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UPDATED: AVENGERS film to involve New Mexico, New York & Michigan... but will it have Skrulls & Kree? (maybe so)


UPDATE:  Sure enough in the print version of the article, the quote is there!  Thanks to Stephen for clarifying.   There is no credit for where the Albuquerque Journal got that fairly big story news, but for now - let us imagine Skrulls & Kree and the AVENGERS in 2012!  The pics below:




Hey folks, Harry here...    Just got an email from an Albuquerque resident that was quite excited to pick up his edition of the Albuquerque Journal today and has found out that THE AVENGERS will be shooting for a great deal of 2011 in NEW MEXICO, occupying the complete Albuquerque Studios for the majority of the year.  The article also states that the film will shoot in New York & Michigan.   - but in particular our scooper sent the following... 

"'The Avengers" script will blend 'Iron Man', 'Thor', and 'Captain America: The First Avenger' story lines as the Avengers battle with two alien races, the Skrulls and the Kree."

Well...   I would be fascinated if this became a huge sprawling Intergalactic AVENGERS film.  I'm not saying that's confirmed, because God only knows where the scooper got that quote, because  I went to the Albuquerque Journal to check their article.   The full article is available behind a pay wall at the Albuquerque Journal website,  There wasn't a mention of Skrulls or Krees anywhere in the piece that is online.   Albuquerque residents...   Is there something in the print edition that isn't online?  

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  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    seriously, Albuquerque residents - can you clarify?


    Latest on THE AVENGERS

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake


  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    If this is true...

    by macheesmo3

    It would take $300 million+ to do it right.... That's a scary large investment for something that isn't in the hands of Cameron or a guarantee of large return like him.... Let's hope they don't get cheap on us.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    BTW,battling Skulls/Kree----SOUNDS GREAT

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    And Whedon IS perfect for that type of storyline.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    btw Harry

    by macheesmo3

    Umm.... would it be too much to request a dvd column sometime soon? ( hey man I know it's Christmas and all, and you are re-doing the site and you got the famous monsters thing too....just saying)

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Sounds great

    by matineer

    The names "Skrull" and "Kree" alone beat those of most (newly created) SF villains today -- I know the history of the original Marvel aliens. Execution is the key, however. Happy holiday.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by SobchakSecurity

    So looking forward to this, and let's face it, this coming year and the next look to be the most geektastic years in the past few. I remember a few years back as Marvel, oh and I wish DC would take a note as to get a Justice League movie up and running, oh wait they were! But they canceled it! Anyways, well, still want to see a Justice League movie, Louis Letterrier, think that's spelled right, after he did the last Hulk movie, came up with this great idea of doing 4 different Avengers movies, done by 4 different directors, all released over 4 months, May-August, in one summer. Neat idea,but I don't think it could work. Maybe 2 directors doing each one just so as everyone would be on the same page creatively. @Macheesmo3, good call about Cameron. I have been thinking about recently about what directors would be good for what super hero/comic book projects. Cameron could/wuld be great for Avengers, but I thought James Camerons X-Men had a nice ring to it, and how about JJ Abrams Captain Marvel?

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    IN reference to YESTERDAY'S post? that Kevin Smith is a AICN hater? IF SO, could you be a cool guy and trash him ? See, I perfer this site over Kevin Smith. Sure, i'd like a truce...but I also think Kevin Smith is trying to drum up attention by trashing your site. So, care to comment/trash please?

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Skrulls, Desert Airbase, Sam Jackson = Ultimates?

    by Saen

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Kevin Smith has a...


    Love / Hate relationship with Talkback, but as far as he's ever communicated to me - he loves AICN.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    good on you Harry.You rose to the ocassion AND took the high road.

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Merry Christmas old man. I've loved this site for years.I don't however,love all smith films.Or thew talk back appearance. Nonetheless, expect funny comment from me for years.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    The Kevin Smith thing

    by jackalcack

    Has been blown massively out of proportion. Kevin Smith never trashed AICN on Twitter. All he did was point out, correctly, that the talkbacks are full off 'trash talkers' moreso here than any other place on the internet. Fuck me, most talkbackers would happily agree to that. <p> Fuck knows why Harry felt the need to get all defensive, he of all people should realise how much bile, hatred and bitterness resides in the talkbacks, fuck knows why he's apologising for them, as if they're his responsibility. Has he not read some of the unforgivably nasty shit that's written about him on a regular basis?!!!

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    i say bollocks.too expensive for a skull/kree movie.

    by jack black

    and lets face it Marvel Studio are cheap,we are never going to get an Avengers movie of an epic scale like we never got an epic XMEN movie from FOX. Anyway i am curious to learn how this project is keeping up behind the scenes.somewhere i read that there were financial problems with the film's budget and some fights during the shooting. maybe unfounded gossips but i am curious...

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    The Infinity Gauntlet

    by jack black

    that is what i want to see from Marvel.Do that and you will have my ticket.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    that sounds like too large a scope for a movie

    by yabory

    but i guess it makes sense. i still think wolverine should make a cameo. that would be the shit. as for the kevin smith stuff, dude, we're all geeks, we're legion, try to love one another, or at least give a reach around.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST


    by Sin86a

    There was a prop version of the Infinity Gauntlet at Comic Con this year. No one knew what the he'll it was for but it was revealed at the same time as Cap's shield, Thor's helmet and the Destroyer. I'm guessing it's in their plans somewhere.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by macheesmo3

    I wasn't really suggesting Cameron as the director of Avengers. I was just pointing out that to do this film right would take a Cameronesque budget and there aren't many directors out there whom the avg studio would feel comfortable around such a budget. (Cameron , Spielberg, Bay...maybe a few more) Cuz they tend to get a return on investment.... (not that Cameron woul make a bad avengers movie.... it would be interesting at worst). Honestly, if they make this for $100 mill it's going to feel underdone.... Now, thats not to say it can't be done at that price, but it would take some major directorial ingenuity and planning to pull it off.... I'm just not so sure that's likely to happen. (hard to believe I would ever say $100mill isn;t enough to do a movie properly, but really!!! Skrulls and the Kree AND all of the assorted action sets and stunts and space scenes? i bet at $100 mill it would feel undershot and be a disappointment like the Fantastic Four films....

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Well, I hope it's true,

    by rabidfnark

    But I'm not gonna hold my breath. Anyway, Merry Christmas to all at AICN (yes, you folks here with me in the talkbacks too). May all your Holidays be filled with joy and good cheer and may Thor and Cap kick ass in the New Year (the rhyme was intentional, thank you).

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST


    by Axl Z

    Looking forward to Avengers.. Gonna be interesting to see how IM3 fairs off the back of Avengers and the loss of a certain director.. On a side note, I was live in the UK and didn't even know Cop-Out had been released over here.. Talk about your low profile release! Will have to rent it as love Smiths films.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Well there goes the JLA appellexian storyline

    by tommyleespenis

    if they ever made a movie and decided to go that route....

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Skrull/Kree = Giant Whale with feet destroying NY

    by gk1

    not buying it.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Most likely it'll be a mash-up of Avengers #1 and #4.

    by Uncle Stan

    Loki tricks heroes into fighting Hulk. Cap gets thawed out and joins heroes. Heroes and Hulk defeat Loki together. The end.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    It would make sense since they're part of the same universe. I already see the suits wagging their fingers. Stupid movie copyrights!

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    The INFINITY GAUNTLET has already been confirmed.

    by ROBRAM89

    They trotted one out at SDCC, remember?

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    The Mouse has loads of money

    by Anita Hummer

    Remember folks that Disney bought Marvel and they have very deep pockets, theme parks all over the world, and the desire to make big tent pole movies with all kinds of marketing offshoots for years to come. The last 3 star wars movies sucked balls and made huge money. Sell it correctly and people will buy it. Thor will rock worlds (2/3 takes place in Asgard) and I think Cap will introduce alien involvement (think skrulls). I think this is correct and portends great things.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    I'd love to see the Gauntlet show up in Avengers, but it appearing at Comic-Con was in connection with Thor, not Avengers. From what I understand it makes a cameo in the movie along side some other notable Marvel super weapons.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Quint is right


    Infinity Gauntlet is in Odin's Armory in THOR

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    I need the Infinity Gauntlet in MY armory.

    by vic twenty

    Regular weapons just pale in comparision. At least Harry still has his GL ring.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    BTW, Merry Christmas you guys.

    by vic twenty

    Good to see the place up and running again.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    God, even in that little picture, ScarJo's tits are amazing.

    by AzulTool

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Full tilt boogie

    by Anita Hummer

    Considering what the other studios have done with Marvel properties I think they are producing unapologetic versions of their properties which will include the Kree, Skrulls and the whole range of out there shit.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Too bad they fucked up the FF films

    by kafka07

    Fantastic Four comics has dealings with the Skrulls too.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    The Kree and the skulls?? Sounds fishy

    by The Founder

    We'll be lucky if one race shows up and I'd be even more surprised if it's done right. I want the movie to feel like a move and not a tv episode. I'm sorry and I love Buffy and Angel but Whedon has tv director and feel written all the way.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    They chose NM for the meth

    by Simpsonian

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    The Cartoon Avengers is also dealing with the Kree Skrull War...

    by jgsugden

    The cartoon, which is loosely based upon the movie, ultimate and traditional versions of the Avengers in a streamlined mix is also focusing on the Kree/Skrull War as a major component of the story (they have several storytlines running concurrently). I don't think they could do an entire Secret Invasion storyline in a single movie, but it might be something that they open up in the first Avengers movie and then influences the Marvel movies that come between Avengers I and Avengers II.

  • Dec. 24, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    The Script

    by No time for Haters

    How soon before someone at AICN gets a look at that script? Hercules knows Joss, maybe he can take a quick peek or at least coax Joss into given us some info.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST



    Was just wondering how you think the Thor movie will compare to the script you read? I remember you saying how it was the best script for a super hero movie you had ever read. I know it has gone through some prett major changes since. oh and how about them lame assed human sized frost giants? I am really worried about the movie, Thor is my all time favorite character.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST



    Merry Christmas everyone! Or happy holidays whichever u prefer:)

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Whedon could write good Skrulls

    by SoupDragon

    I think he will capture the snarky, playful quality that writers like Brian Bendis & Peter David gave to The Skrulls as villains.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Has Hollywood ever done a story like the Kree\Skrull war?

    by Chewtoy

    One where the humans are just civilians in a territory disputed by two alien races? I always thought that was such a cool angle to an invasion film, and one that makes so much sense... It's about the only way you can honestly imagine humans getting a chance to fight back (if one side of the conflict is arming them for resistance), and the injustice of being trampled while being beneath the notice of the invaders makes for some good drama. Plus, tons of social commentary on how wars are fought between superpowers, and who pays the price. In any event, you don't do a Kree-Skrull war in one film, and you don't do it without introducing Mar-vell and Carol Danvers (the cartoon did a good job of this recently). So once some casting announcements start rolling in we might get confirmation. Plus, you need to establish the team before the Skrulls can turn the world against them. They might set this stuff up in the first film, but I doubt they'd resolve it in one movie. They definitely need a threat that is more sinister and potentially harmful to the world than a misunderstood Hulk to fight. Let the good guys do some actual good, not just fight for their own survival or to right a mess that they themselves created.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 6:59 a.m. CST

    have they thought of doing a two-parter

    by RumpleWho

    or even a three parter, like LOTR. film all three at once, then release one per year. Give it a budget of about 300M for principle, and another 300 to 500M for 3 years of post.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 7:12 a.m. CST

    the character stuff in the avengers

    by Phimseto

    is going to be 1000x better/more compelling than any action scenes. They could do a whole film on just securing the Hulk. I'm really dubious about this. Could and should be a great achievement, but I get the feeling its going to be a series of action scenes connected by some individual character scenes. I'm not impressed. This many great actors inhabiting great characters flung together...have some faith and let your actors act. And yeah, I'd support a two parter, too, if it meant a fuller story without this need to jam in action scenes.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Its all true...

    by Mr Soze

    An area man has beaten a Dui conviction

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 10 a.m. CST


    by 1997-2011

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by Ender's Jeesh

    Not a Kree/Skrull scholar; my Avengers knowledge stops somewhere around 1988. But I can think of nothing cooler than seeing Giant Man pull Cap out of the water from the Avengers sub, then Cap waking up and kicking all their asses. Can anyone direct me to a TPB to catch up on all the Kree/Skrull goodness?

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Michigan, huh?

    by JustinSane

    Maybe we'll see THE GREAT LAKES AVENGERS!

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    But what is this loophole the drunk driver found?

    by phifty2

    I need to know.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    this movie will be a giant fucking clusterfuck

    by HaterofCrap

    filled with colliding egos and hurt feelings.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Yes, because no film has ever contained as big of names as...

    by Chewtoy

    Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, and what's-his-name Helmsworth. Seriously, I don't know where these ideas of impossible egos come from. The only guy with a reputation for being a pain to work with was Ed Norton, and that wasn't with fellow actors, and he's no longer involved either way. There are films every month with more big names than The Avengers will sport. I'm sure they'll all get along just fine.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by LT Weezie

    Saw the article in my box at the end of the driveway to my ranch and thought it sounded neat. ABQ Studios is very modern, looks great, and they have tons of room to expand. We see them filming all kinds of films all over the area...a colleague at work spotted Tommy Lee Jones when he was filming a movie here. He was just standing on a corner watching the mountains. THE COWBOYS, SILVERADO, and THE WILD WILD WEST were shot down the road from our place...we always laugh when we see the terrain in the scenes that we enjoy every day. We are so fortunate to live in the Land of Enchantment--looks like more and more movie makers discover that every day! Will keep you all posted if we see or hear anything! Adios for now!

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    What I'd really love to see but would never happen...

    by Kai_Mah'gra the Civil War storyline. <p> For one thing, it's too expansive to do in one trilogy of movies let alone a single movie. It would probably have to be like a Mini-series type deal and we know that Marvel are just not going to go that route. <p> And then there's the stupid rights issue with getting back the rights to Spiderman, Fantastic Four and X-men. You simply can't do a Civil war movie without those major Marvel Universe characters and I doubt Fox and Sony would be willing to give up those characters without some major concessions on Box Office earnings on the part of Marvel/Disney. <p> Which makes me wonder if Marvel can still do a Civil war series or story arc with their animated series on Disney XD. I believe the rights issue only affects Live action productions and doesn't affect the animations. That would be nice to see. <p> As for this movie and the Skree/Krulls storylines - sounds promising except for 2 glaring things things:- <p> For such a storyline, you just gotta go BIG. I mean, expansive story with really sweeping scope. You can't do a Skree/Krull storyline on the cheap and still expect it to come out smelling roses and looking great. You just can't. So the Big problem here is Marvel - who are legendary and renowned for their Cheapness. They booted Terence Howard, Jon Favs, and even possibly Ed Norton from their movies because they didn't want to pay top dollar. If they decide to do a cheap Skree/Krulls movie, it will look like SHIT! End of story! <p> <p> Which brings me to problem number 2 with this coming movie. Joss Whedon Still don't trust him to pull this off, and I almost fully expect that he'll royally screw this up big time, almost even enough to completely screw up the franchise. Although knowing it is Whedon, it now makes sense that it was him they hired and not some other big-name visionary director who can really bring an incredible vision to the movie. You see, with Whedon, they can easily push him around and order him to make changes to the script and he'll comply without raising a snit ala Favs with Iron Man 2, plus if they decide to cut the budget or rush production or something, they know that Whedon's not going to do anything about it, since this is like his big break, and he has literally nothing else if this doesn't pan out, so he'll play ball and be their obedient little "Yes" man. <p> I only hope that Marvel/Disney left themselves the option of hiring another director for the sequel because they should fully expect to exercise and use that option once the backlash for this one hits.

  • Dec. 25, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    There's no way that Wheddon can pull this off.

    by ganymede3010

    That's like sending in Manny Paquiao to take down a "young" Mike Tyson. Simply stated, he doesn't have the goods to pull this off. I wish him the best of luck though. GO JOSH!

  • Dec. 26, 2010, 6:21 a.m. CST


    by jacksparness

    She'll be passed around that cast like a dose of the clap...

  • Ridiculously huge action sequences are something from modern comics, not ones from the sixties and seventies. No Earth cities were laid to ruin in the Kree/Skrull war. The action was mostly intimate, where characters who punched villains could actually participate. It was the weirdness of the storyline that wouldn't translate. The heroes of the 40's aren't going to spring from Rick Jones' head. Cows aren't going to shoot down the Vision, giving Ant-Man a chance to explore inside. The Avengers won't travel to the Himalayans to find the Inhumans missing. The Vision won't fly into a rage and beat the living shit out of a Skrull. Hawkeye won't apparently die and then return as in some Hippie outfit of a short toga and headband. It ain't the early 70's any longer, and even in its time the storyline was epic not for the action but for the long format that tied together so much of the Marvel Universe. Nothing like it had really been done in comics before. Obviously, the most they could do is something inspired by the basic premise of two galactic empires at War with Earth strategically between. Most of the cast necessary to do a faithful adaptation of the story won't be in the film anyway. As for Civil War... Yeesh. What a horrible cross-over. Regardless, the concept only begins to work if you already know and care about the characters breaking into opposing sides. You don't introduce audiences to the concept of a shared universe with something like Civil War. You milk a few more dollars out of them 50 years later with that kind of bullshit.

  • Dec. 26, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Actually the Xmen casts were just as, or more,

    by smudgewhat

    star-studded. McKellan & Stewart were surprise inclusion heavy hitters at the time. Plus Paquin, Alan Cumming, Kelsey Grammar, Halle (I had no prob with her), even Ellen Page. Jackman & Marsden blew up right after, and Famke was great. In other words no reason a bunch of big names can't play well together under the right director in Avengers.

  • Dec. 26, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST


    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Key phrase in your comment being, "under the right director". And all indications point to the fact that Whedon is not it for the Avengers movie, or at least nothing in his "movie directing history", such as it is, indicates that he can successfully pull this off. <p> However, it's only also fair topoint out that the only truly 'big names' that the Avengers movie has (at least going in before the other Marvel movies are released) are Robert Downey Jr., and Sam Jackson. Chris Evans maybe just slightly squeezes in, but the rest of them are just as good as newcomers. <p> Now no word has been released yet on who they might potentially cast as the villain or villains, but indications from the other Marvel movies (Jeff Bridges and Mickey Rourke in the Iron man movies, Hugo Weaving in Cap America, Hurt and Roth in Incredible Hulk) are that they probably will. So yes, it might end up being a bonafide big name cast and ensemble. <p> The closest that Whedon has come is obviously Serenity, and let's both be honest, that was nowhere near a big-name cast. Majority of them are still "unknowns". Let's just hope for his sake he doesn't have any "creative differences" with any of the big stars, because, there's no way I see Whedon talking down a Samuel L. Jackson.

  • Dec. 26, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    then I guess we'll find out just how good whedon is

    by smudgewhat

    It'll be tricky. I think my biggest concern is that it'll be a massive cgi fest with no real stakes, like the dull robot showdown in ironman 2.

  • Dec. 26, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    unfortunately I smell a fail coming on

    by larry burbridge

    I just dont think Whedon is up to the challenge. THis need Faveau or maybe Snyder. Or George Miller would have been cool. Whedon doenst have the grandeur that this kind of film should have. he is a competent director but this is away out of his wheelhouse.

  • Dec. 26, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    right director is the key

    by larry burbridge

    and whedon aint it

  • Dec. 26, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Thanos becomes god and resets the universe.

    by UltraTron

    Directed by James Cameron. In 3D IMAX. Special effects by weta. James Cameron at last brings the marvel universe to the screen. Spiderman, the fantastic 4, the X-men and the Avengers will battle for the fate of the universe.

  • Dec. 26, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Odin in possession of the Infinity Gauntlet??

    by SayNoToRemakes

    And why would that be??? The Gauntlet was only created after Thanos attached all six Infinity Gems to one of his gauntlets.

  • Dec. 26, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I'm seeing a cameo of Capt Mar-vell by...

    by AdamWarlock

    Aaron Eckhart.....or maybe he should be Adam Warlock!

  • Except for Downey

  • Dec. 27, 2010, 6:05 a.m. CST


    by 1997-2011

    the concept was never meant for film. Mainstream audiences really do hate superheroes.

  • Dec. 27, 2010, 6:52 a.m. CST


    by danton1000


  • Dec. 27, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST


    by 1997-2011

    I think you might be alittle off.

  • Dec. 27, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Kevin Smith loves us really

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • Dec. 27, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    What's all this about a Skeeball War?

    by KingKirby

    I'm a DC fan, really don't follow much of these Marble Comix characters...except that "Ironed Man 2" movie really was dull and the villain pretty awful

  • Yep, The Last Starfighter. There, scope isn't a big deal. The Avengers being dysfunctional is what makes them interesting and different (for the most part) than other superhero teams. Whether you throw them in a war or against Loki, I don't think it matters as long as that element is done properly, the women wear something tight, and they get to smash big things a couple times over the course of the movie.

  • Dec. 27, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    As long as the follow Mark Millar's "The Ultimates"

    by TylerScruggs

    They'll do fine. Really fine.

  • Dec. 27, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    The rumor has been shot down...

    by Detached

    Just read this on SuperheroHype has confirmed that the information published in the Albuquerque Journal was not officially released through Marvel Studios and can instead be attributed to a research error on the part of the newspaper. While this does not preclude the film from featuring the Kree or the Skrull, there is no hard evidence to date to suggest their inclusion. I don't know how to do the tiny url thing, but here's the link:

  • Dec. 27, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    agreed w/ above, Gauntlet belongs to Thanos

    by deelzbub

    and Thanos only. It is His glove that he sticks the stones on. An Infinity gauntlet movie would be awesome, and hopefully they would not shortcut the whole part of the story involving Thanos tracking down the various stones and taking them from their various keepers. That is practically the best part of the story.

  • Dec. 27, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Rick Jones!

    by deelzbub

    Kree/Skrull War is too important for them not to finally include Rick Jones! He could be the human element that the viewer identifies with- seeing the story through his eyes. Rick Jones!

  • Dec. 27, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    I just read that DEMI LOVATO might be in this film

    by 3D-Man


  • Dec. 27, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    The Infinity Trinket is more likely...

    by Toruk_Makto

    These studios are not interested in producing true intergalactic superhero fanfare. All material will be watered down, desaturated, and personalized so that it may be palatable to the everyday man and woman. Be prepared for a host of 'regular people' you've never heard of to ooh and aah when the heroes use they're 'soopah powers' to take out extraordinarily diminished 'soopah villains' and an occassional local goombah or two. 'Eh, tony, git a look at these guys and their getup. Maybe youse idn't get the memo, Halloween ain't for another couple of months.' My guess is they'll pull from some 'ultimate' storyline. Funny thing about the whole ultimates thing, I've never read any, but I have an associate who claims the line was started in collusion with movie studios to undermine the whole "that's not canon" complaint from die-hard comic geeks. The idea, according to him, was that the new books would alter the characters so that they were more 'presentable' for film treatments. If someone complained that the movie wasn't being true to the character the studio could counter with "of course we are, but we've opted to go with the 'ultimates' version of the character." The ultimates are comic books, and they are produced by Marvel, so the studios are technically free and clear. Not sure how much merit there is to his assertion, but it did give me pause.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    toruk_makto i have heard that too

    by jack black

    but so far we have got marvel movies which are based more on the original 616 comic universe than the ultimate one.But ofc this things seems to change, first with Iron Man and now with the Spidy reboot and the Avengers flick.Thor and Cap movies seem to be more 616 than ultimate though.anyway.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    btw did you see the news about the real

    by jack black

    Black Widow russian,redhead spy which was caught by CIA recently? she has even done nude photos in Playboy/Maxim and now is starting her career as politician in Russia.i am not joking.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    In a day and age where sex tapes make superstars...

    by Toruk_Makto

    hot russian spies going mainstream sounds about right.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    As "Cap' goes, so goes "The Avengers"...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    If Captain America sucks, then it will drag down this movie faster than...well, whatever. I'm still not on board with Evans, but the dude did get ripped as hell (but what's with the lack of blonde hair? WTF is that about?). I still think Josh Duhamel would have been a better Cap. I happened to catch the end of Transformers 2 the other night (I know, I know, but Megan was RUNNING! OH, RUN MEGAN, RUN!), and I couldn't help but think what a better choice he would have been (I was thinking in between the 'sploshions. And the running. Oh, the running!). If Evans can pull it off, he picks up the 'franchise' by it's bootstraps. If he fails, everthing jumps the shark. IMHO.

  • Dec. 28, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I must have missed when they started calling it 616

    by deelzbub

    I guess sometime after the "Ultimate" universe happened. I liked the Ultimates. The first two issues. I liked the Authority, which the Ultimates was pretty much flavored like. Neither holds their own to the Avengers. It seems kinda counter-intuitive to fund millions on movie-adaptions of stories that have not stood the test of time. If it were my millions, my money would be behind the franchise that had 40+ years of history, and a tremendous built-in audience.

  • Dec. 29, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    This sounds promising.

    by Stalkeye

    Since they are working on a Kree Skrull story, hopefully we'll see Captain Marvel make some sort of cameo appearance. The jury will be out for sometime regarding how Wheldon can make this a bonafide hit. I'm still skeptical due to the fact that he had his hand in the wretched Alien Ressurection.