What we want to see in the avengers sequel. *Spoilers*
After watching The Avengers this weekend, some of us more times than others, and seeing the record breaking box office numbers come in from the weekend, we decided to figure out what we’d like to see from the sequel… and maybe speculate on what we can expect from the future Marvel franchise sequels of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk.
Over the weekend The Avengers destroyed the record for gross income in the first weekend of a film’s release with 200.3 million. The previous record was held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 2, which grossed 169 million. Also globally, The Avengers pulled in 600 million over the past 12 days with a very successful international release. The Avengers’ recent success at the box office, as well as the success of the individual films, is setting the superheros up for a confrontation with one of Marvel’s most grand and most powerful villains. As a result comic book stores and website around the world are ablaze with excitement and speculation. We couldn’t resist jumping in on the fun and putting together a list of our dream scenarios and plots outlines.
The ending sequence shows the Chitauri’s leader Thanos!
Thanos and The Infinity Gauntlet
When Thanos is mentioned in converstaion, well versed comic book readers automatically think of the Infinity Gauntlet. This story arc was a big part of the Marvel Universe, which had superheros and half the universe’s population disappearing and reappearing with the snap of a finger. It also featured many characters that most non-comic readers wouldn’t know of since only the most popular ones are really worthy of feature length films. The power of the Infinity Gauntlet is extreme to say the least and here at NP we’re not sure that the storyline, at least as a direct adaptation, would be very fitting to Josh Wheddon’s vision of the Marvel Universe. This is not to say that it will not be involved, but we will see changes to what the gauntlet actually does and how Thanos seeks to use it.
With the next round of The Avengers stand alone movies of Captain America 2, Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 all in preproduction, there will undoubtably be cross overs and plot tie-ins to The Avengers Sequel. Perhaps we will see the search for some of the Infinity Gems or other powerful relics from within Odin’s Vault. We have already seen an easter egg of the Gauntlet in the Thor movie. The gauntlet makes an appearance in Odin’s Vault when Destroyer comes to destroy the Frost Giants.
In our search for clues and hints at the future of the films we found these comprehensive videos on Youtube by clarkken999 that show all the “easter eggs” that were picked up on by avid fans. Check them out below and tell us if you think something many people are overlooking is a possibility. We’d love to talk shop with ya.
Spoiler alert, the music in these videos was curated by a metalhead.