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Time runs out in Marvel Universe


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Marvel Universe is going through some unexceptional changes, with Original Sin coming to an end there is a lot happening in the corners of 616 Universe. In other words, time will run out in Marvel universe this September when Avengers #35 and New Avengers #24 will jump 8 month ahead giving a glimpse of how Marvel Universe will look like in April 2015.

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Back in April it was announced that Marvel is planning to kill Wolverine, everyone thought that it was another of the gimmicks. As storyline continued Marvel stripped Wolverine of his regenerative abilities and right now Wolverine has around 2 months to live and time is running out for Logan. Death of Wolverine is set for a finale in September.

But this is not where it stops. There are some major changes in Marvel universe. Tony Stark’s group of Illuminati is busy saving their Earth from incursions with another Earths while Fantastic Four fight for their own survival. We are going to meet second person who was bitten by the spider along with Peter Parker. The final incursion is going to take place in September, the same time when Wolverine dies.

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In another set of events Captain America got stripped from the effects of Super Soldier Serum and aged rapidly to a 90 year old man leaving the space vacant for a new Captain America. If we trust the teases by Marvel comics and fan theories then Falcon may become the new Captain America in a few months.

What’s next.

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Yesterday’s big Marvel announcement revealed that Jason Aaron will introduce a new Female Thor soon as Thor Odinson will be deemed unworthy. It seems that Thundra is the one lifting the hammer, although it is not the first time we will meet a female Thor, Earth X had a female Thor but that was Odinson transformed into a woman by Loki’s magic.

So what’s next? There is a major change we will be seeing with Hulk as his storyline in pages of Savage Hulk and Indestructible Hulk continues, Deadpool is going to be a victim as we will soon get to know who his daughter is and what happed to her and what about Richard Rider returning?

Thor, the Mighty Avenger: A Must Read.


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The comic book business is a cruel thing to get into. While we’d love to believe that quality will win out, unfortunately, no matter how critically acclaimed a series may be, it’s the amount of money the book brings in that determines its survival.

This, I waited too long to try out what turned out to be one of my favourite titles ever.

Thor, the Mighty Avenger, is not one of the best Thor comics around and it’s one of the best comics Marvel has ever released. The book is not in continuity and is a stand-alone re-telling of Thor’s early days on earth. Some details have changed; for example, Jane Foster works as a museum curator. But other things stay the sam

The action is secondary in this title, though it is certainly there, as the main theme of the story is the relationship between Jane and Thor. This is perhaps the happiest Thor I’ve ever seen, and it is very refreshing.

So why did such awesome book die?  It was lot of factors, and you can blame Marvel for all of them.

The book came out as a second Thor on-going tittle, and previews were so confusing that it left readers wondering if it was in continuity or not.  Maybe later somewhere it was cleared, but first impression is last impression and what happened here.

Finally, Marvel didn’t really give the book a chance.  The book was getting critical acclaim, and it was around the time #6 came out that fans were starting to take notice.  Unfortunately, by the time I got to my store to support the book around #8, it was too late, the plug had been pulled.

You will be doing yourself a favour if you track this series down in the back issue bins or as tpbs.  Then let Marvel know that you want the final four issues of this landmark series.

15 Characters To watch in 2013


Superior Spider-Man: My top fav in the list for a reason because Doc-Ock his ultimate nemesis switched bodies with Peter Parker who died in Doc’s body. Now Doc-Ock is operating as spider-man while Peter is out somewhere trying to get back in his body. It is most exciting to see how it ends up finally.Image

Cyclops: Charles Xavier’s biggest achievement turned into greatest failure and now mutantkind’s greatest hope is someone who is hated and loved for the same reason.There is a cyclops from the past trying to fix things and there is a cyclops who is here because of whatever he went through as young Scott. Lets see how this ends up. Also did I said Cyclops was right?

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Aquaman: The king of Atlantis. The ultimate badass Aquaman’s status is somewhat as of Cyclops. People love him and the old school fanboys still find him laughable. But whoever falls in the second category should check out their opinions because he is now in the center of JLA and not ready to take no for an answer, not even Batman

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Superman: The Trinity war begins this year Superman has always been the greatest character out there in comic world and with his return on Silver Screen he is definitely the character to look out for

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Arcade: Welcome to murderworld was all he said and a dangerous game begin with stakes as high as everyone’s life. Arcade is the center of Murderworld and he is hosting a dangerous game with bunch of young heroes fighting to survive. Image
Star-Lord: Guardians of The Galaxy are back and with their big screen adventure due for next year they are going to receive the top most attention by Marvel in coming days. You should be watching what cosmic threat is plunging around this time.Image

Jean Grey: This time a young Jean Gray is back in the present timeline from the past and what she saw here is very much disturbing for her. While it brings back old memories and wounds for both Cyclops and Wolverine the knowledge about the fact that she dies a tragic death in her future keeps haunting her. What happens next is something to look out for.

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Ultron: Three Words ” AGE OF ULTRON” screw Thanos, screw Loki and Screw Galactus. Ultron is the real danger here. In a continuity where he kills most of the heroes and accomplished his goal of fixing the ultimate error so now what. Ultron rules in an alternate universe and remaining heroes fight against him. If this is not the big thing then what else can be.

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Pandora: Just mentioning her here so that she could finally fix all the crapfest that is going in the name of DC new 52

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G.I Joe: Cobra’s one more mission failed last year and he has sworn revenge on GI Joes. He’ll be coming back with a vengeance. A major twist is already in rumors and a much delayed sequel to the disappointment called G.I Joe movie is finally coming out this year.

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Thor: Much successful 2011 movie Thor’s 2nd outing will hit theaters this year in november with is being directed by Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor. Thor’s much acclaimed comic series is already in news with The God Butcher running rampant. Three ages, Three Thor and one badass villains. What else do you want?

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Constantine: After bidding farewell from vertigo imprint and kid friendlier version of Constantine is here who is not foul mouth and probably doesn’t smoke. With a new era starting in history of this character it would be cool to see how DC follows the legacy.

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The original Star Wars crew: what Dark Horse has in store for us in 2013 hasn’t been seen since its brilliant Dark Empire series that premiered more than 20 years ago. And even though you might think Disney will take its time with its first new Star Wars project, we wouldn’t be surprised if we see some other Star Wars projects released from Disney by end of 2013.

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The Riddler: Few people can make Batman’s life hell as much as possible. He is not yet mentioned in new 52 but hints are being dropped around that he’ll be back in Batman’s life at some point in this year. Also another Arkham game will be dropping by the end of this year so it would be interesting to see if Riddler is still the mastermind or someone else takes his place.

ImageJustice League Dark: Dark Universe movie being planned by Del Toro is something I am waiting for and the team adventures taking places in darkest corners of DC Universe is treat with every issue. Image

Hulk in animation


The Hulk is one of the most used characters in the Marvel Universe, having had three series based on the character as well as guest starring in five other shows and starring in four direct-to-DVD movies!

Which one is your favourite?

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The Marvel Super Heroes Show – Incredible Hulk (1966)

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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – Spidey Goes Hollywood (1981)

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The Incredible Hulk (1982)

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Fantastic Four – Nightmare in Green (1995)

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Iron Man – Hulkbuster (1996)

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The Incredible Hulk (1996)

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Ultimate Avengers: The Movie (2005)

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Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes – Hard Knocks (2006)

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Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow (2008)

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 Wolverine and the X-Men – Wolverine vs. The Hulk (2008)

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hulk09bHulk vs. Thor (2009)

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Planet Hulk (2010)

Mystery Aliens in Loki Army


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It’s been a while the Avengers super bowl spot surfaced and we got the first look at the aliens in the Loki’s army with no info on who the aliens are, the only hint we got that Loki after leaving Asgard at the end of Thor made pact with some inter-dimensional gangsters. Here are some theories on who are these mysterious Aliens.

Skrulls/Chittauri : While Joss Whedon denied about Skrulls in the movie he never said anything about Chittauri in the film. In the ultimate universe The Chittauri serve as the ultimate version of Skrulls and since fox owns the rights to Skrulls since they appeared first in Fantastic Four so this can be a safe way for Marvel Studios to design them as a mix of 616 and Ultimate Universe and name them Chittauri. Skrulls have always played an important role in Marvel universe and this can be debut in MCU. But having Skrulls need a lot of backstory to be explained so it is a safe way to go with someone whose origin story is not required or as enormous as the Skrulls

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Kree: Since random mentions of Captain Marvel in the movie there are chances of Aliens being the Kree but they are not. They not at all have any resemblance with any of the attacking Aliens. The only connection is that after Skrulls, Kree is the most powerful race of planet that can attack earth. Not now but may be in future we will get to see them.

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Thanos: WE already had a infinity gauntlet easter egg in the Thor and after that there were fare chances him appearing in Avengers. Also have you noticed how similar the headbands are similar with the one Thanos wears?

 

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The New Men AKA Knights of Wundagore: When screenshots of Super bowl teaser first surfaced something that took everybody’s attention was a contraption Loki was riding while chasing Iron Man. The same type of object is used to the New Men who were a creating of High Evolutionary. High Evolutionary always has a role in every cosmic event in Marvel universe. Wundagore is the place where Magneto’s children were born who because two of the most prominent avengers. But after we got clear pictures the aliens looked nothing like them.

 

Knights Of Wundagore

Frost Giants: Loki can always escape to Jotunheim anytime he wants. He have used Forst Giants for a number of purposes, after all he is Laufyson. They don’t even need to have a backstory like Skrulls . The aliens have a striking resemblance to the Jotun Army except for the fact that we know that they use some high tech weapons.

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Badoons: Whichever site I have been to seem to have this race as one of their favourite. They have very little backstory to explain and are green in colour like the ones in Loki’s army. The only difference is that they generally don’t use such hi-tech armour.

 

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Annihilus and his Minions: Though the aliens’ faces have a striking resemblance to ones Annihilus uses but then rights to Annihilation wave is owned by Fox and Fantastic Four franchise so there is a no no about them as well.

 

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Sons of Muspell: The Superbowl teaser shows lightening over a building and a dimensional portal opening in the sky. This reminds of an old Thor/ Fantastic Four team up comics where it happened over the Baxter building. Also Muspelheim is one of the realms from Asgard and thus doesn’t requires to have a backstory and simply followed by an invasion.

 

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Namor and the Atlantians: Iron Man 2 dropped hints about Namor being in the MCU and we all were with high hopes about getting a Namor movie soon. But the Atlantians are blue in colour rather than the green coloured Aliens in the film.

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Karbonites: Karbonites were a lesser race which serves as the origin story for Beta Ray Bill. Having Karbonites in Avengers can easily introduce Beta Ray in Thor 2, the only problem is that here only Beta Ray Bill was the one with horse shaped face on that planet and rest of them were humanoids.

 

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Dark Elves: The look is very similar to what we’ve seen, and in a slight design tweak could be mistaken for Skrulls.  Also they originate from those 9 realms.

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Breakworlders: Breakworld is just a planet/race of aliens that appeared in The Astonishing X-Men a few years ago.  They have a dark greenish/grey skin, wear armor. And they were created by Joss Whedon himself.

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Abyss and the Luminals: We already have seen Dimensional portal opening in the trailers. One of the stories surround this portal and cosmic cube belongs to Luminals. Nova and Cosmo trapped a villain named Abyss and an group made up of many aliens named the Luminals, and while in the Dimensional Envelope Abyss defeated The Luminals and TRANSFORMED THEM INTO HIS OWN ZOMBIE ARMY. They too have a close resemblance to Luminals and this can explain Loki’s interest in the cosmic cube.

Abyss and the Luminals

 

Alpha Centaurians: A group of aliens who invaded earth because water on their planet finished. They have the most close resemblance to the ones in Loki’s Army. The action figures can easily identify them to be one with the number of fingers and three toes. This can be another way to being Namor the Sub-mariner in MCU.

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Nebula and her Minions: When the statement comes up as interdimensional gangsters who else can fit at this point for Loki to make a deal with. Once Nebula was a dreaded interspace mercenary and a pirate she attacked Earth to gain ultimate powers and use Dr Harker’s atomic compressor. We already saw clips of Thor and Loki holding a mysterious box and leaving Earth with it. Also his army made up of various aliens species so he can easily be tied into the attack. Also Nebula is relates to Thanos so this can serve as a backstory to introduce the big man in Avengers.

 

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Still there is possibility that someone other than them will totally turns out to be the ones in his army, who knows? For that we’ll have to wait for 2 weeks more.

 

 

Guide to Avengers : connecting the dots


Avengers set to release on May 4th 2012 which is set up in Marvel Cinematic Universe comprising of movies Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger will have the superheroes from all the four movies and some other new additions to the table. we are on the final course towards the assembly of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (and one Asgardian God of Thunder) on the big screen. While there are many easter eggs focusing on the mythos of each character in each movie, I will single out those that may have ties to The Avengers.

The simplest way to do this is to look at the chronology. Chronologically the Captain America comes first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe second is Iron Man. It seems that the beginning of Iron Man 2 is third, with the events of both The Incredible Hulk and Thor beginning during IM2. As for the bookends for TFA some may assume that they are the final events before The Avengers. Although using the map from the end of IM2 it clearly has a blimp in the Arctic, leading to the finding of Cap. Also the deleted scene from The Incredible Hulk where he destroys the polar ice cap and where for the first time Captain America’s body and shield in the ice were seen for a sec may be the reason how SHILED found out Captain America there. The Storm during Incredible Hulk may too have took place at the same time when Thor was banished to Earth and the change in weather phenomenon was recorded worldwide. For further concept of timeline one must read this
http://www.tiki-toki.com/timeline/entry/5395/A-Marvel-Cinematic-Universe-Timeline/

With this the Easter Eggs and plot threads from Captain America: TFA that seem fit into connection. Seen at the Stark Expo is Jim Hammond, the Original Human Torch. This could be picked up in either The Avengers or in a Ant-Man movie as the Vision were based on the original designs of the Synthezoid Jim Hammond. They reference the Thor mythos a few times, but the next major connection seems to be Bucky falling off of the train to his death. Death is not actually the word I should use here because he was not shown dying instead he just fell into the pit in the same style in early comic books ,honestly, Bucky being on the operating table/interrogation room, never gets explained. While it could of been just another interrogation room, what if Red Skull/Zola tried a new sort of test super soldier serum on him, therefore he would survive the fall and that leads into him becoming Winter Soldier. Bucky does wake up dazed, so it’s plausible he doesn’t know if anything happened to him. This we may see in the Sequel

Finally in Captain America: TFA we see Howard Stark find the Cube at the bottom of the ocean while searching for Cap. Earlier in the movie we see Stark studying a confiscated piece of energy from the Cube realizing it could do wonders for the future of energy, before inadvertently blowing it up. From the SHIELD Vault on the Iron Man 2 Blu-ray and dvd, it references Project Pegasus, which stands for Potential Energy Group/Alternate Sources/ United States, Tony Stark built a Prismatic Accelerator to create his new metal in IM2 the plans were from Project Pegasus originally. The Accelerator looks very similar to that of energy cells in the Hydra base in TFA, while the core of the energy cells are very similar to the Arc Reactor from the Iron Man movies. Howard Stark may have created Project Pegasus to seek resolutions for better American Energy based off of the Cosmic Cube.


In Iron Man, though there aren’t many references other than the Nick Fury cameo after the credits. This was the beginning of The Avengers build up, which further developed in Iron Man 2. The biggest thing fans saw in was the Captain America shield, although not many fans would think about too much about it, on a site a question came up why Tony had this shield lying around (as seen in both Iron Man movies) perhaps he or Howard were trying to reproduce a shield for future Super Soldiers (as seen in The Incredible Hulk) it may have been for the US Agent or for the Patriot or may be that Tony idolized the stories of Captain America growing up, and tried to build a version of the shield for the sake of it. Also in IM2 is that Tony sees an image of the tesseract in Howard’s book that he studies which makes further connection between TFA and Thor here.

The most memorable Easter egg, at least for me, was the map during the debriefing between Nick Fury and Tony Stark. In this one scene Kevin Feige, President of Production of Marvel Studios managed to foreshadow future movies and appearances, as well as force the entire comic book community to have a nerdgasm at the possibilities of certain characters. First let’s examine the western hemisphere. We have Iron Man in California, Thor in New Mexico, Hulk in New England and Cap in the Arctic. Simple enough right? Depends on your definition really, because we still have the blimp in the middle of the ocean, obvious signs point to Namor and Wakanda where Black Panther is or may be Hank Pym is doing his research on Vibranium there .

The eastern hemisphere has only two blimps, one near Norway and one in Africa. Black Panther is in Africa, there on to the Norway blimp right,just wrong for assuming. This blimp could be Ant-Man as he could be studying Vibranium, maybe I am stretching here, but they could go the route original comics went when introducing Ant-Man Safe bet is definitely Black Panther though, as they will need Vibranium to make another Cap shield eventually. Onto Norway, well this one I believed to be either Bucky or Red Skull originally but after the events of TFA I was completely stumped. Why you may ask? Well if they go the Winter Soldier route, then Bucky would need to fall off the train near Russia which isn’t close enough to Norway for coincidences. As for the Skull he was sucked into another dimension via the Cosmic Cube at the end of TFA so he wouldn’t be technically on Earth so possibility of Namor cannot be denied

The Incredible Hulk had many Easter Eggs and plot threads that relate to relate with other Marvel Cinematic Universe films, some related and some not so related. As for the primary ones, in the opening credits we view plans for the sonic beam trucks created by Stark Industries, as well as a few documents wit Nick Fury’s name on them.

Another Easter egg is during the Culver University scene that can be seen at the end of Iron Man 2, the reporter states the names of the two students who captured the video of the Hulk, the names being Jack McGee and Jim Wilson. Jack McGee for those of you who don’t know was the reporter in the ABC Hulk series in the 70’s, no big deal another cute reference to the show. Jim Wilson however, is the nephew of Sam Wilson, The Falcon himself , so will we see the Falcon anytime soon? Perhaps not, but this is promising that Marvel Studios is trying to expand the MCU with more characters that aren’t exactly considered “A-list” characters. It brings great promise that this may be the case, perhaps we can see Beta Ray Bill in a future Thor movie?

The biggest egg in TIH is the repaired version of the Super Soldier serum. The serum is blue, much like in Captain America: The First Avenger and it also worked as seen with Blonksy during the Culver university sequence. The comparisons with TFA can be seen as the speed with which both Blonsky and Rogers move and execute attacks is so alike. Also the speed at which Blonsky recovered after having all of his bones “crushed ” helps better understand how Cap survived 70 years in frozen terrain, as well as hinting that the Red Skull could survive living in another realm, that being that the Serum has a self repairing side effect.

Scene followed the Culver university scene, it would have followed the debriefing of Tony by Fury. Therefore, this could have been around the time that Thor was taking care of business over in New Mexico, there is a two or three hour difference so it could be the same moment that Thor was taking out the Destroyer, which could cause atmospheric disturbances and change weather patterns throughout the nation. So outside of a theory with absolutely no meteorology experience this really could be no more than a simple coincidence or reference to Thor.

The Incredible Hulk ends with a clue of Bruce may be finally able to control Hulk as his eyes turn green, Loki’s Magic is also green and this may be the reference to the very first comic book where Loki takes control of Hulk causing Avengers to unite for the very first time thus Marvel Studios being loyal to fans by sticking up to what actually happened.

Speaking of everyone’s favorite God of Thunder, Thor is similar to TIH, it has many subtle eggs, and a few things that could be explained further explored with another scene from an MCU film. On with the refrences, Dr. Erik Selvig references Banner when talking about SHIELD, and also hints at knowing someone that has dealt with “these people before.” Now having read the script, this colleague is known to be Ant-Man himself, Henry “Hank” Pym. Now this could solidify the “theory” that Hank Pym is in Africa searching/studying Vibranium, all it actually says is that Hank has been involved with Shield in some capacity prior to Thor, which with Marvel Math you can assume is before IM2 if not the original Iron Man Around the 34 minute mark of Thor is the end Credits scene to IM2, now does this mean that this part of Thor falls is chronologically following the debriefing scene in IM2 ?

The easter egg is a simple phrase Loki says to Heimdall, “There are secret paths between the worlds to which even you with all your gifts are blind.” This phrase set up the route to which Loki arrives on Earth for The Avengers. Yet after seeing TFA we know that the Cosmic Cube is a path between worlds, whether or not Heimdall can see these paths does not matter. What does matter, is the fact that now we have a way for Thor to get back to Earth in The Avengers. When the Skull was sucked into the World Tree, the cosmic universe looked very similar to a scene in Thor, meaning he could have ended up close to Asgard. At the end of Thor we see that Shield has the Cube in custody with the idea that it has unlimited power and it is hinted that Shield may know that the Cube is a gateway to another dimension. Now with Cap unfrozen, he will be able to explain what happened to the Skull, which could lead to someone using it to get Thor back on Earth. Although, I would assume that Loki will have obtained the Cube somehow before Thor is brought back to Earth which would become the day unlike any other.

Another connecting dot in MCU is Agent Phil Coulson. He is introduced as an agent of Shield in Iron Man and then his role expands in Iron Man 2 and Thor. A original character created for movies played by Clark Gregg is now in the Avengers movie with his solo Shorts tie in to the movie showing how badass he is. Personally he has become one of my personal favourites MCU and would like his further character development in Avengers

Also the introduction of Hawkeye as an agent of Shield in Thor was another homage to original comics where he worked with SHIELD and was later framed and became a runaway hero. In Thor we got a glimpse into the Odin’s Vault which had Eternal Flame, Infinity Gauntlet, Warlock’s Eye, Orb of Agamotto andTablet of Life & Time. Out of these fans are most excited about the infinity gauntlet which can be a hint about Thanos whom we can see sooner and later in a marvel movie

Till now I am able to connect movies and MCU as much I could for rest we will have to wait till 4th of May 2012.