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.