Obviously, from the title, you can tell that this is a big, big spoiler, for both Thor and, potentially, for other future Marvel projects. I also can’t stress enough that it is a rumor, not confirmed fact, and it’s unlikely that Marvel will confirm or deny it, at least until Thor comes out. Anyway, Latino Review has a description of the post-credits scene from Thor. I’m leaving the description below the cut. Needless to say, as with every other post-credits scene in the other Marvel movies, it offers up hints and teases for future Marvel movies.
So, spoiler-goggles on, if you want to know what we may be seeing. The description, along with my reactions, are below the cut. Last chance to look at something else. The Betty Boop trailer is particularly silly.[Via Latino Review]
So here’s the description, laid out in absolute spoiler-y detail.
“We see Dr. Selvig (Stellan Skarsgård) meeting with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), who is standing in front of a table with a large metal case on it.
They discuss the latest discoveries that Selvig and his team have made in relation to alternate universes and Fury asks for his advice in regards to the contents of the case: the Tesseract/Cosmic Cube. When Selvig asks what is it, Fury responds that it is a source of immense power. The camera pans back to Selvig, and a reflection reveals that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is in fact now possessing Selvig.
Loki/Selvig responds, ‘That’s very interesting…’”
I haven’t seen Tom Hiddleston’s performance, so I don’t know if I’ll be sad to see he won’t be returning to Avengers. However, if this is true, this syncs up with a lot of news we’ve heard before. Tom Hiddleston has said that he won’t be returning as Loki in Avengers, yet we’ve already heard that Loki is set to be a driving force behind the villains of Avengers. So this would be the way that Loki is in the film, yet not played by Tom Hiddleston. According to stills, the Tesseract/Cosmic Cube is also set to pop up in Captain America: The First Avenger, wielded by the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). I dig that it’s popping up all over the place before, potentially, used as a Big Villainous Thingy in Avengers.