SPOILERS: The Avengers credit scene explained

YE BE WARNED, THERE ARE SPOILERS AFOOT.

Seriously, stop reading RIGHT NOW if you don’t want to spoil The Avengers. Or at least, the scene during the credits of The Avengers.

So, who’s that red guy at the end of The Avengers?

His name is Thanos. He’s the one that provides Loki with his army. Most of the Marvel movies seem to be based on the Ultimate imprint from Marvel and in that Thanos is the ruler of Archeron, a vast empire that consist of thousands of worlds. His son has a Cosmic Cube.

Thanos collects things called Infinity Gems to power the Infinity Gauntlet, which allows him to be amazingly powerful and kill half the things in the galaxy.

Let me be clear, this is all speculation on my part – but there has been a prop of the Infinity Gauntlet found at The Avengers’ premiere. And they were showing it off.

When Avengers 2 starts production, it’s very likely the story will use Thanos as the villain and the Infinity Gauntlet as the weapon of choice.

Also, the Infinity Gauntlet is in Thor. Where is it? It’s in Odin’s Vault. Yeah, the same place the Cosmic Cube rested.

If you’d like to read up more on Thanos, and possible Avengers 2 storylines you can check out Badass Digest and Collider. Both have some good write ups. But again, SPOILERS.

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    A vast empire that consist of thousands of worlds. His son has a Cosmic Cube.

  • Guest

    haha, wow i thought it was Hell Boy for some strange reason, that would be such a twist

    • Tabitha

      I actually thought the same exact thing. LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/GeekyPrada Sean L Jones

    Damn, I was hoping with all my heart that it would have been Sutur.

  • Funny Guy

    I thought it was Hellboy’s father

  • Natasha

    Huh I thought it was in reference to red hulk, since in the last hulk movie, a man was infected with banner’s blood, which was never explained.