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AVENGERS enemy revealed as pink boardgame pieces... You might suffer some form of elation... SPOILERS!!!

Hey folks, Harry here...   Well MARVEL has done a good job of keeping this tightly unconfirmed for a very long time...  AND it is possible that Joss Whedon & MARVEL are having a wicked good time of fucking with us...   BUT with the Pink Boardgame pieces that MTV's GEEKNEWS photographed at TOY FAIR tonight - and it looks awfully convincing that at least upon the AVENGERS movie boardgame...  we have Pink SKRULLS - wouldn't you say?   Click on pinky for more images...

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  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:11 a.m. CST

    First!

    by LuminousBeing

    America!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    They can clear be seen on the extended Super Bowl trailer.

    by LuminousBeing

    Skrulls gotta eat.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Now..

    by KiwiMetal

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Does this mean we have Kree too?

    by BiggusDickus

    If so, I vote Katee Sackoff for Ms. Marvel!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    NO WAY!! HOLY SHIT!! THATS TE

    by smokie

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    We all knew it would bet he skrulls...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Can't wait for this movie!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    NO WAY!! THATS AMAZING

    by smokie

    OH WAIT.... WTF IS A SCRULL?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Crap (stupid enter key)

    by KiwiMetal

    Now...where are the FF and the Silver Surfer? Thanos too for that matter! C'mon disney! Spend the $$$$$ and get all licenses under one roof! Just doooo eeeet!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Good. Skrulls rule as villains.

    by CodeName

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST

    This proves nothing.

    by DOGSOUP

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:18 a.m. CST

    @biggusdickus

    by KiwiMetal

    Amen Brother! You got my vote!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Well of course they are....

    by TerraRyzing

    It was a no-brainer ....Whedon played the classic "No we will not..." (but really will) card that many a director has used...and yeah it was pretty obvious from the extended trailer as well, getting pretty pumped for this flick ... ... p.s. the cologne line looks lame....are they aimed for kids and teens ..if not, thumbs down...

  • a mish mash of a movie trying to explain who the skrulls are who Hawk is who Widow is who Fury is why we care who they are and why the 4 decide they should fight together. Oh did i mention the Hulk yet? Dont give a shit about the last movie, why is he around and how is he (banner) controlling him. Fuck even Joss the genious cant pull that off. Wait, he just did!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Secret Invasion...

    by Triple_J_72

    ... of the Pink Skrulls. :-)

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Avengers is gonna be off the shizzhook if Skrulls are involved

    by happybunni

    Going to be a pretty crazy story

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Its not skrulls...

    by yesiamaplant

    ...the producers have flat out said it isn't skrulls, and if that isn't enough the skrulls are bundled with the Fantastic Four rights which are owned by fox. I'm telling you it isn't skrulls.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Re: If It IS The Skrulls ...

    by ArmageddonProductions

    ... that super-sucks, because it means we could have actually gotten a true-to-the-comic "Dark Phoenix" saga with the X-MEN.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST

    They sure "look" like Skrulls...

    by Harry Palmerlime

    ... but why are they pink?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Future Orcs... that's why they follow Loki

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Mystical beasts with laser guns, not aliens.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Then again, they did an Ultron toy too. Doesn't mean it's from the movie.

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    The pink is weird. Maybe they just didn't want any Red, Blue, Gold, or Green pieces because of Cap, Iron Man, Thor, and Hulk?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:04 a.m. CST

    pink

    by Hercules

    SKRULLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:05 a.m. CST

    pink skrulls pink skrulls pink skrulls

    by Hercules

    pink. skrulls.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Wait, it's Valentine's Day edition Skrulls

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    Now we can move along.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:13 a.m. CST

    They will NOT be referred to as Skrulls

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    ...but rather Chitauri. You heard it here first.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Scrulls from Krull who use Skype.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:20 a.m. CST

    This film is just fantastic, that is really what I think

    by thelordofhell

    Oh by the way, Skrulls are pink?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Still not convinced at all. They look more like Surtur's demons...

    by u.k. star

    than Skrulls in that teaser; Helmets and feet especially.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Seconded on the Chitauri possibility. BUT

    by Larry Sellers

    might they actually be introducing Skrulls for use in that Inhumans movie they announced not too long ago??? I'll be very happy if they use Avengers as yet another springboard into Marvel madness.

  • Now if they don't shapeshift they aren't skrulls, but some other aliens could work.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Because not customers

    by dahveed1972

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:44 a.m. CST

    What does this prove?

    by sapno_krei

    The toy line also features motorcycles, ATVs, and huge-add rocket packs for every character. Doesn't mean they're used in the film. (It was revealed some time ago that the army might be some variety of creatures)

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:45 a.m. CST

    huge-ASS rocket packs

    by sapno_krei

    Autocorrect fail

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Legality

    by Quint

    Unless something has changed, The Skrulls are owned by Fox. They came with the Fantastic Four deal... rather, the name and the character of Super Skrull... Feige has said in no uncertain terms that Skrulls are not in the movie and I believe him. That doesn't mean shape-shifting aliens that LOOK like Skrulls aren't in the movie, though. Know what I mean? I think it's quite possible they worked around their legal obligations and brought in the Skrulls, but just can't call them that (or use Super Skrull). That's what I think, anyway.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST

    If it looks like a skrull..

    by sapno_krei

    If creatures that look like Skrulls are indeed in the movie, Marvel/Disney would have to own them, whether they are called Skrulls or not. If they could get around rights issues that easily, they could also have an unnamed short guy with claws in his knuckles pop in and say "Hey Bub..." It was my understanding (from Feige himself I believe) that ONLY Super Skrull belonged to Fox.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Badoons!

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 2:58 a.m. CST

    so the Skrulls are in.....but poor Hawkeye and Black Widow

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    don't make the boardgame from the looks of it

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 2:59 a.m. CST

    These toy pieces are Skrull, but...

    by nonsensical

    That's not what we saw in the trailer. What we saw had three distinct toes on their feet. They didn't have pointy ears, that stuck out, instead they had wrap around helmet ornamentation. Their skin was blue gray and their armor was not like this toy but had a green orb in the center. Sure, it could be a difference in interpretation for the toy, but more likely it's that the toy can use the Skrull and the movie has something else entirely. Maybe they can say it's not the Skrull because it isn't the Skrull... it's the Kree. Think about it, blue gray skin. Armor with a green orb in the middle of the chest plate. Rounded helmet designs. Sure we see their toes, but who is to say it's not the Kree. It looks like it could be the Kree, or at least a movie version of the Kree. Maybe with the FF reboot on the horizon they will use the Skrull in the FF and then do a massive Skrull/Kree war that involves both the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. After all, who would have thought we would ever get an Avengers movie with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, and Black Widow?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Board games often have characters, scenarios etc

    by 6000_little_griglets

    that are not featured in the movie or whatever that they are connected to... see that quite often with videogames licenses too; they often take advantage of characters from the expanded universe...

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Castle Grey Skrull

    by teddy_duchamp

    Who or what are the skulls? Can someone please explain.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:28 a.m. CST

    It's probably the Chitauri

    by PumaPride

    They were the "Skrulls" in Ultimates. Seeing as how the movies draw from the Ultimate U, this is probably how they avoided the licensing issue.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST

    I also thought it was clear from the trailer

    by cheekerpot

    Though the movie's invasion doesn't seem so secret! ;)

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Damn, pumapride

    by Tony

    Beat me to it. It makes sense, seeing as how the producers are drawing inspiration from Marvel's two biggest universes. Aliens that can only be beaten by the Hulk...should be awesome!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 4:18 a.m. CST

    No fucking way!

    by Righteous Brother

    That's a skrull alright! Can we definitely be sure this is from the Avengers movie though? Surprised Marvel allows leaks like this, or is it all part of the hype machine?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 4:22 a.m. CST

    They're Sons of Muspell, of Muspelheim. You're all stupid

    by Lex Luthor II

    You are all incredibly stupid to think they are some form of Skrulls from anything that has been released, teased, or talked about in any way. Clearly, as anyone with half of a brain knows, they are the Sons of Muspell, from the realm Muspelheim. Look at the portal on the empire state building. It would make sense, WAY more sense than some stupid Skrull idea everyone seems to be onto for NO reason whatsoever given ANYTHING we've seen or heard to date. you all = idiots. Sons of Muspell, led by Surtr. I = smarter than all of you. mkay?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Wasn't this confirmed 2 months ago?

    by smackfu

    When it was actually revealed what the Skrulls have been renamed to to avoid copyright issues? And it ISN'T 'Chitauri'. I can't remember off the top of my head but the name sounds pretty lame.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Re: admiral_n8

    by annapaquinspussyjuice

    If your guess is true, that sounds completely retarded and this Avengers movie is going to BLOW!!!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Ah yes, they've been renamed to 'The Redacted'

    by smackfu

    Which is actually kind of clever now that I think of it. This way they remain 'the Skrulls' without having to be renamed, but the characters in the movie don't actually call them 'Skrulls' because that because the info has been redacted from the Intel files. Leaves room for retconning if they ever get the rights to the name from Fox.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:30 a.m. CST

    It's simple to get around the Skrulls name

    by Crooooooow

    Just never call them by their proper name. It's not like an alien invasion force is going to announce themselves. This isn't Doctor Who.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Rights issues...

    by JonJonB9

    As someone above already said, you can't just simply rename something that's owned by another company and use it freely. Intellectual property goes far behind a simple name.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:55 a.m. CST

    @croooooooooow

    by Lone Fox

    Are you serious? There's a guy in a metal suit called Iron-Man. A guy in an American flag called Captain America. Of course the bad guys announce themselves! Superhero comics are not generally subtle. And my money's on the Muspell lot.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:36 a.m. CST

    "cant call them Skrulls" that is

    by mdk

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:27 a.m. CST

    It's the Sons of Muspell, check this out

    by c4andmore

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/02/05/lokis-army-revealed-avengers-superbowl-trailer-know-who-they-ish/

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Pumapride nailed it

    by OutsideChance

    Theyll use the Chitauri name from Ultimates. In fact that's probably why they had Millar come up with the alternate name in the first place. Now if we can only get the "surrender?" line in the film (ducks and runs)

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:30 a.m. CST

    That picture gave me a MONSTERS IN MY POCKET flashback.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Childhood memories...

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:46 a.m. CST

    I thought Fox only owns "Super Skrull"

    by TheSecondQuest

    I recall reading that Fox only owns the rights to the character of Super Skrull for Fantastic Four, but not to the Skrulls in general. This, marvel could use the Skrulls as a race but not a Super Skrull.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:52 a.m. CST

    and they're pink because?...........

    by cameron

    I though the trailer showed those frost men leaping down? Aren't they the army that Loki brought with him? Don't remember seeing any pink orcs? . . ..... .. .....Come to think of it i don't really care

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Chitauri, for sure.

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    Allows the characters to be Skrulls without the name. Also, Coulson is one of them.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    I'm going with Badoons or Frost Giants.

    by Uncle Stan

    The Skrulls are legally tied up.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Sif's Vagina!

    by Anita Hummer

    I think the guy's at Bleeding cool have it right. It makes sense that if Loki is the main baddie that his army will come from the Norse mythology. The Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be based around Odin, Thor and the Norse Mythos as the supernatural/magic-is-science component. I like it a lot. who cares if it is Scrulls, Kree, Chitauri or Red Lectroids led by John Bigbootie. what ever the fuck. It looks like they nailed it and we will see badassery punctuated by witty repartee for 2 hours with happy ending and a table shower. Life doesn't suck.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:20 a.m. CST

    I was going with Badoons and especially re legal issues

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    but looking more and more likely it will be the Skrulls known as the Chitauri Besides "Badoons" you could just imagine the reviewers ripping into their name alone.. "so the main bad guy of the movie is Loki and he is supported by an alien race called unfortunately Bad-oons, yep thats right the bad guys are called something which is a combination of "bad" & "goons" "

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST

    My people!

    by Pink Skrull

    Seriously, though, why not make them lime green, to distinguish them from The Hulk?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Pink? ffs - where do they live? Castle Gay-Skrull?

    by marineboy

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Actually ...

    by MovieWhore

    I saw a spoiler some time back on youtube where it was revealed that it WAS the skrulls but because of legal issues they had to call them the REDACTED in this movie ..

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    That's some shitty boardgame ... bet it'll cost a cash-in fortune, too.

    by unclemonty666

  • Well one of em. Anyways..

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    We have a Skrull.

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Here is the link I saw it one awhile back

    by MovieWhore

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpXuoqwCNgY

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Now if Zombie Reed Richards shows up I can die happy.

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:56 a.m. CST

    but be warned .. if true BIG SPOILERS!!!!

    by MovieWhore

    like major plot points

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    I read this

    by GulDucati

    two days ago. Ain't it stale news.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    A Skrull by any other name---is still a Skrull.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Nuff Said. Excelcior!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Good call quint

    by Tank Williams

    I believe you are correct

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Was there any doubt there would be Skrulls?

    by sunwukong86

    The Cosmic Cube was in both Cap and Thor, and the Skrulls created it

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Is anyone gonna review SW:TPM 3D?

    by Tank Williams

    Or should I just assume its a waste of money

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    I was hoping it would be kang or whatever from...

    by brechtsky

    ... The future, like the arc on the animated show this season ... Perfect precursor for a Skrull / Kree based sequel, and fun way to focus on cap being displaced.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Hopefully we get the Skrull Kill Crew

    by Flippadippa

    And a skrull turning into a cow which is benignly headed for the hamburger factory at the end of the movie.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:21 a.m. CST

    So who has the rights to Super-Skrull, Disney or Fox?

    by Pink Skrull

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    they are the ULTIMATE version of The Skrulls

    by TitusPullo

    makes sense since a lot of the ULTIMATE universe is being used for these movies. Excerpt from wikipedia.org:<p> "Ultimate Skrulls... The first alien shapeshifters introduced in the Ultimate Marvel Universe are known on Earth as the Chitauri, who financed the Nazi regime in an attempt to conquer the Earth. Their leader Herr Kleiser states that they are called by other names on various worlds, including the name "Skrull". These Chitauri claim to originate in the "lower fourth dimension", and assume others' forms by devouring them; it is unknown what their true form looks like, since the only time one of them is shown in it is after it has been killed and dissected. The Chitauri have a hivelike social order, with the "officer caste" having superhuman strength, durability and high intelligence

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:37 a.m. CST

    The Red Skull being sucked up into space...

    by dukeroberts

    Was not a mistake. It looked as if he was being sucked up into Asgard. This race of beings from some other realm attack Earth, accompanied by technology similar to what the Red Skull was developing, but more advanced. And Loki comes along for the ride.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Geez, no Kang. Never Kang

    by OutsideChance

    Kang turns any movie into a time travel film. We have quite enough of those already, thank you.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Why do I have to be Mr. Pink?

    by DementedCaver

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:59 a.m. CST

    looks like a gremlin - will non fans like the skrulls?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    the kirby style skrull is a comic icon - i wonder how they streamlined it(them) for modern cineplex dummies

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    They're Titans, led by Thanos.

    by ROBRAM89

    The Infinity Gauntlet tease from way back has to mean something.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I know what skrulls are...

    by UltraTron

    Arnold Brownshwaygah: jahm de natwurk?! Me: No, I said I know what skrulls are. They are characters in the Marvel comic universe. Arnold Brownshwaygah: jahmdit up jour azz, ve goht tew gittowt uv hearah!!! Me: Why? We're just talking about comics.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST

    doesn't necessarily prove anything

    by Bouncy X

    how often do we see toys based on movies that feature items or characters not seen in the actual movie? so it could just be a case of that, especially since this is just some board game thing and might need more characters than the movie provides.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    It's actually . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . Skrulls being controlled by the Brood.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Anyone mention that theyre pink because theyre prototypes?

    by sunwukong86

    You know, like unfinished?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Damn! Was hoping for the Smurfs!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Looks like Joss disappoints again!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Galaxy Quest

    by wellgoodgravy

    To me it looks like the evil monster aliens from that movie. Am I the only one not excited for the Avengers movie???

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Could be a GWAR character.

    by wellgoodgravy

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    But what about the spaceship wreckage we've seen

    by OutsideChance

    Sons of Muspel wouldn't have been flying around in spaceships. Skrulls (excuse me, Chitauri) would

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Are these the same thing as skrilla?

    by Mel

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    muspel

    by percane

    first off, as others have said, pieces of a board game are irrelevant. second, i agree with the folks saying that it's the sons of muspell. that would be MUCH more logical since loki is leading it also, this was the quote by kevin feige: “Who said they were aliens?” he teases. Beings from the Nine Realms, then, ventures Empire? “Closer…It’s not Skrulls, I’ve been clear about that. Beyond that, we want to hide it. The identity of the alien race is not impactful. It exists in the comic books, but we’re not setting up the Kree-Skrull war or anything like that.” sons of muspel would be beings from the nine realms more than skrulls would be. and that bleedingcool link is much more compelling evidence than a chess game piece

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:11 p.m. CST

    They're battling M.U.S.C.L.E.?

    by big_log

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Maybe they're pink because...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...they are fucking PAWNS on a BOARD GAME?! Imagine that, if you will. A world where pieces of a board game are all manufactured in monochrome. It's not like this has ever been done since the ancient days of chess, checkers, othello, or baccarat, right?! Gosh! I wonder if the "other side" will be forged with a purple hue. Oh noes! NEVER!! BTW, Herman Cain never intended to actually dig a moat along the Southern US border or light it on fire, you hopelessly ignorant, literal twits. FACT!!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Fuck Skrulls

    by BeMoreFunny

    This movie will be bad because the villains are terrible. Loki? Skrulls? Who gives a shit! The Avengers are awesome heroes, but there is no one for them to fight against who isn't lame. In fact, the whole Marvel universe, outside of the X-Men, has mostly shitty villains. Even Spider-Man villains are lame.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    But is there...

    by the_beard_of_Chuck_Norris

    An intergalactic squid that destroys the city?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 1:50 p.m. CST

    @robram--a theory

    by batmancw

    Y'know, a while back someone had posted that the "scoop" was that Thanos would turn out to be the BIG BAD behind Loki's attack. Knowing that Odin has the Infinity Gauntlet in his weapons vault, I started to think about the following storyline for the Avengers trilogy--Loki attacks with an army in Movie 1, and is defeated, BUT in the process it is revealed at the very end of the movie that Loki's attack was a diversion masterminded by Thanos to allow him to gain possession of the Cosmic Cube without revealing himself. Movie 2 is the Avengers battling a re powered CC wielding Thanos, who APPEARS to be defeated at the end...BUT, again we find the CC was a feint to gain access to Odin's weapons vault & the Infinity Gauntlet--which sets up a high stakes battle for the fate of ALL realities in Avengers #3. That's PROBABLY NOT what the plan is, BUT IF they wanted a storyline that crosses all 3 planned movies i think it could be a very entertaining one that also justifies the need for the current Avengers to work together & could justify expanding the team as the trilogy progresses.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 2:08 p.m. CST

    I'd buy the board game just for the minis.

    by Royston Lodge

    Then I'd paint 'em and use 'em to play the old TSR Marvel Super Heroes RPG. I love board games with plastic minis, for this reason. It's a cheap way to build up your minis collection.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Can't use "Skrulls"?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Make 'em look and act like Skrulls but use the name "Chitauri". A fine loophole!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Badoon

    by Ambush Bug

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badoon Much more likely. Especially since Quint brings up the legality issue. The pic in the link even looks like the figure.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:05 p.m. CST

    well that figure looks like a skrull.

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    badoon- exploding armor

    by zom-bot.com

    i think the male race of badoon is probably right. though they've probably merged badoon and the skrulls to bypass the legal issues. i read that some badoon warriors have exploding armor, and something about resurrecting fallen enemies into cybernetic 'zoms'... if done well, both things could be interesting and typical of something whedon would use.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    bemorefunny: well for the most part you are of course right.

    by UltraTron

    But they got Thanos and his girly boots. Galactus and Satan. Don't forget Satan. Dormamu. Dormamu is cool. See there's some.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    LOOKS LIKE TEENAGE WANK!

    by batfunk

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    LOOKS LIKE TEENAGE WANK!

    by batfunk

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I actually hope it's the Badoon

    by rev_skarekroe

    Because that's who I predicted it would be ages ago and I like being right.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Shitari

    by zol

    that what Skrulls are called in "The Ultimates"

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Gotta get Copernicus in on this...

    by Logan_1973

    Need scientific proof why the Skrulls won't be in this movie.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Re: Rights Issues

    by JonQuixote

    Actually, JonJon, renaming the characters or race would go a long way to getting past the rights issues. While it's true the copyright extends simply beyond the name, you also can't copyright an idea - just a specific expression of that idea. Changing the name would go a long way towards distorting that expression, and therefore largely defeat the issue of another studio having the cinematic rights to "Skrulls." This is especially true considering that the idea of the "Skrull" - a shape-shifting alien invasion force - is commonly found in all sorts of literature (including within the Marvel Universe). So it goes something like, "Ok, the Avengers are being attacked by a reptilian shape-shifting alien race. BUT, they're from another dimension, not outer-space. And we call them the Badoon or the Chitauri or the Critters. Not Skrulls." That combined with visual changes, and any other minor changes, that almost certainly would accompany the page to film transition anyway (eg. giving them a hive-mind, giving their backstory a tweak, giving them fangs or a hinging jaw or battle armor...), and your rights issues are pretty much taken care of. But it doesn't matter. Because they're not Skrulls. Or Badoon. Loki, involved with an extra-dimensional, (potentially shape-shifting) invasion force, creating an event that results in the formation of the Avengers? We're clearly talking about Space Phantoms from Limbo, right?

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    It's not a Skrull figure because...

    by Gislef_crow

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    because...

    by Gislef_crow

    Skrulls don't have horns. Skrulls don't wear horned helmets. Skrull don't have ears that point that way. They have Mr. Spock ears. They are bigger than Spock's ears, proportionately speaking, but they do not haev horns.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I hope it's not Skrulls ...

    by berserkrl

    because a Skrull plot should be one of the Skrulls gradually infiltrating human governments, research facilities, etc., over time (as in the "Secret Invasion" arc). That's something that could be set up in the first Avengers movie and then brought forward in the second, but it's too hard to cram all that into the first movie when you're also introducing the new team. Also, it'd have the most punch if a Skrull were actually impersonating a member of the Avengers, but that works better if we've previously gotten to know the team with that member in non-Skrull mode. Plus having the Skrulls just attacking in waves while clearly looking alien would not exactly highlight their strong point as, y'know, sneaky shapeshifters.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Múspellsmegir, "sons of Muspell", or eldjötnar

    by quexul

    Múspellsmegir, "sons of Muspell", or eldjötnar

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:13 p.m. CST

    New Dredd 2012 post production clips online

    by coolfan123

    Including lawmaster bike: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CSu3rJNoMQ

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    They are pink because I commanded it to be so.

    by 3774

    True story. As far as you know.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST

    R.I.P WHITNEY HOUSTON

    by AzulTool

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    This is a small army man

    by My best friend

    An army can not be the main enemy. I hope it is Thanos. Hoping for the infinity Gauntlet. Adam Warlock!

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Damn, I was hoping for the Toad Men.

    by cookylamoo

  • http://screenrant.com/avengers-villains-skrulls-video-game-images-benk-129980/ One is the Super Skrull, but based on what we saw in the trailer these look pretty damn close

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    THQ game

    by Jgreenberg723

    The skull uniforms and ears are the same as the ones in the cancelled video game.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    It's actually based on the mythology of the Marvel character called Thor

    by Larry Sellers

    It's not quite Norse mythology. People keep confusing the two. And it's really easy to do so. Considering that in Norse mythology, Thor regularly teamed up with four modern superheroes.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    There's a gang-load of pics online from NY Toy Fair --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- including the "Killer Croc" Lizard figures.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 10:17 p.m. CST

    The name Skrull...

    by GulDucati

    ...does not need to be uttered at all if that is the legal issue. The word "Ewok" was never uttered once in dialogue in Return of the Jedi, fact.

  • Feb. 11, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    This will be the most disappointing movie ever

    by chien_sale

  • Millions of bucks, thousands of crew members, months/years of work and we all think something can somehow stay hidden until release? Shoot a film with your flip in the backyard with a few buds, that's the only film you can keep under wraps until release.

  • So they're never named in the movie since the heroes don't know them, and Loki never provides the name since he's a trickster God and all, so Quint may be onto something. Look like a Skrull, talk like a Skrull, shapeshift like a Skrull (although shapeshifting bad guys would make an already complicated movie REALLY complicated) but don't call 'em a Skrull.

  • It's so top secret that angry aliens exist that they're only known as "Redacted". Or maybe it's an in-joke that even Fury won't tell the Avengers their name.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    @gulducati

    by berserkrl

    quote: The word "Ewok" was never uttered once in dialogue in Return of the Jedi, fact. : quote And the name "Boba Fett," IIRC, is never said aloud in ESB (though it is in ROTJ).

  • While the DC News are all like "Meh". lol. You guys are coming off very ...Fox Newsy. Whatever the villain is, I will watch it :D

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    They aren't Skrulls

    by Chris

    They are the Chitauri. This film is based more on the Ultimate Marvel Universe, and in said Universe the Skrulls are known as the Chitauri.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I just want to see Hulk

    by Mister Grieves

    at level 5 rage going completely berzerk in Asgard where no one, not even the Avengers, can stop him. The technology is there to showcase Hulk's true abilities. It needs to happen.

  • Feb. 12, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    I don't understand Disney

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Disney can buy fucking Jupiter if they wanted to so why not pony up and buy the rights to these franchises? Even if they went bankrupt doing so (which is impossible) they'd literally make it all back in a day. How so? Imagine something like an Avengers vs X-Men movie at theaters. Shit, you can guarantee every geek in the universe would pay to see the movie a hundred fucking times over. As awesome as it is to see these comic movies come to life in their current forms they will always be somewhat limited by outside forces and legal bullshit. Sony, fox, marvel....too many studious have control over pockets of the classic marvel comic universe. However, there is a wealth of shared history and cinematic potential for these characters under one umbrella. Jeez - if not buying the rights outright you'd think they'd at least work out deals and secure cameos. Such a waste.

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    They

    by Dogmatic

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Dark Elves

    by inanegeek

    Could they just be an army of Dark Elves?

  • Does the Marvel Cinematic Universe follow the continuity that says A.I.M. created the first Cosmic Cube, or does it provide a different origin for the Cube?

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    the cube was in Norway in 1942

    by jpt

    At least According to the Captain America flick. So unless A.I.M. was in existence back then.... Perhaps the Norwegian division....

  • Feb. 13, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST

    A.I.M. was founded in WWII as the research arm of HYDRA.

    by Royston Lodge

    So, they could potentially exist in the Avengers movie.

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