Despite everybody involved choosing to stay schtum on the matter, we've all known for a while now that Loki wasn't going to be the only villain appearing in Joss Whedon's THE AVENGERS. With leaked set pics of actors in their mo-cap suits and alien-looking weaponary, it was a good bet that the extra menace will come courtesy of Skrulls.
But the following news suggests The Avengers might have yet another big bad to deal with...
Neca Toys have just released details of their Avengers movie-themed HeroClix tie-in line, and might have accidentally let the cat out of the bag.
In amongst the characters already known appearing in the eagerly awaited flick includes someone none of us expected...
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...Why, it's none other than Cap's arch nemesis The Red Skull and his Hydra Force! Very cool.
Oddly, Skrulls aren't mentioned at all!
A clever curve ball from Marvel Studios to throw us off the scent? Perhaps his appearance will only be in the now obligatory post-credits sequence? Or are Neca in for an unpleasant email come tomorrow morning?
All will be revealed when THE AVENGERS opens on May 4th 2012.
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