Red Skull Revealed as Secret Villain in ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’?

NECA releases a product description for their upcoming line of HeroClix miniatures, giving away a possible foe in this Marvel ensemble.

Is Red Skull the secret villain in Marvel's The Avengers?
Is Red Skull the secret villain in Marvel's The Avengers?
We all know that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is the main villain of Marvel's The Avengers. But this Joss Whedon directed ensemble is rumored to have a second villain that has, until now, been kept a tightly guarded secret.

NECA's HeroClix is set to release their Marvel's the Avengers line in 2012, and a product description sent to retailers seemingly gives away the identity of the film's top secret villain. If we are to believe this toy description, Captain America: The First Avenger foe Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) will be the one helping Loki to destroy our team of superheroes this summer.

Here is the product description for the HeroClix line of Marvel's the Avengers miniature figurines.

"Charging straight out of theaters and onto your tabletop, Marvel's the Avengers Movie HeroClix set features heroes like Captain America and Thor as they battle the villainy of the Red Skull and Loki! Each Counter-Top display includes standard one-figure boosters as well as new three-figure "Team Packs"! Team Packs are designed with strong thematic undertones - play a Hydra force or defend freedom with a S.H.I.E.L.D. team pack!"

It should be noted that at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, Red Skull is transported into another realm, which could very well be Asgard. Its also possible that Red Skull is include in his Marvel's the Avengers line simply because it contains 24 single figures, plus 4 team packs of 3 figures each. That's a lot of characters needed to fill out this particular set of miniatures, and NECA may simply be borrowing characters from other Marvel movies.

Marvel's The Avengers was released May 4th, 2012 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg. The film is directed by Joss Whedon.

Sources: Comic Book Movie

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Comments (36)

  1. Sean

    @Andre-Davis-40072874 I think thats been figured out by most of us now, who that have seen the Avengers in theaters.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. Andre Davis

    Its not the red skull its another villan named thanos, and plus the guy they show at the end has a bigger head than the red skull. come on people ! plus i read an article on it

    3 years agoby @Andre-Davis-40072874Flag

  3. Sean

    Oh, i see. That's interesting.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  4. Major Tom

    @themoviefanatic I didn't KNOW, but I had a strong feeling. There's actually a forum here on MW that ghostman put up that combines some compelling evidence as pointed out by users.

    3 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  5. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Post credit scene most likely

    3 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  6. Sean

    How did you already know about this?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Major Tom

    I kinda already knew this...not much of a secret.

    3 years agoby @movie-nutFlag

  8. Sean

    Meaning that they won't reveal anything about it, until the movie is released to theaters.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. ChiRep_1

    @themoviefanatic It would seem so..

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Define secret? :p

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. Sean

    It seems like they are keeping it a secret until the movie is released.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. ChiRep_1

    Props to Marvel if they can keep a secret this big until the movie's released

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  13. Bane5000

    Seems plausable, since the Cube tranpsorted him somehwere, but dont u think we would of heard news on Hugo being involved by now...or is that another Marvel secret they're keeping under wraps till its release...

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  14. ROFLitschristian

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I think the only problem I have with him right now is his voice. I saw some clips last night on Youtube, and Hugo Weaving's voice just doesn't sound as threatening as Red Skull looks.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  15. Nicholaus XX

    @ROFLitschristian -- Well, he was better than your average villain(especially when you compare it to 'Green Lantern'), and was somewhat well-developed, but he was ultimately forgettable in the end. Albeit, that's just me.

    I personally think you'll enjoy the villain itself, along with the movie more than I did. Nothing was wrong with the movie, I just felt it could've been better.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  16. Sean

    Oh, i see. I'll have to check out's articles for certain movie news more often.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  17. ROFLitschristian

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx Ah man! Not what I wanted to hear!

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  18. Nicholaus XX

    @ROFLitschristian -- He does look pretty bad-ass, but after seeing Captain America, I'll have to pass on him being the villain in this. He was so-so.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  19. WongFu

    I get to see the audition calls on every show and feature film known to man kind. Some I apply for on auditionidols but the talent has to send in a resume and headshot.
    Right now Liberace and Once Upon a Time are looking for talent.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  20. WongFu

    because I read it on another site about a week ago, I was on imdb and I read the article.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  21. Sean

    How do you figure that this news is a week late?

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  22. WongFu

    I knew it...

    Though it is a bit redundant since Capt. America is in it. When you get the hero, the villain soon follows. Plus this is news is a week late.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  23. Josh

    I'd say it's pretty odd to bring in Red Skull to a story that already seems pretty complete. I agree that it's more likely just a way to sell toys, or perhaps a post-credits thing that sets up future stories.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  24. ROFLitschristian

    @gandoff I know. I'll probably watch it sometime this weekend.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  25. Avian

    BTW, I now officially HATE B. Alan Orange. Just couldn't spoil one of my two hyped movies of 2012, you had to go and spoil another one.

    Frak you.

    3 years agoby @avian005Flag

  26. Avian

    HA! I knew it! I bet Loki brings him back with him!

    3 years agoby @avian005Flag

  27. ChiRep_1

    @ejk1 Or the secrets being revealed in the article's title...

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  28. ejk1

    Not a fan of all these secrets coming to light.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  29. K-Man

    eh, whatever.

    3 years agoby @k-manFlag

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