The Internets have been fairly ablaze with speculation about the identity of the villains in director Joss Whedon’s superteam flick. In the most badly leaked interview in the history of ever, he says there’s at least two classic Avengers’ baddies that filmgoers won’t see when the movie opens in May:
“It is not the Kree or the Skrulls,” he said. “Those two aliens are Marvel mainstays and have enormous backstories. They have a big life of their own that just could not be contained in a film where I already had seven movie stars… The Skrulls – they can shape change. That’s a whole thing. I’ve already got Loki. He’s got magic. Once you got magic along with your Iron Man and your Black Widow – it’s a real juggling act.”
So what is in the movie? He’s frustratingly vague:
“There’s a lot of me that got cut out,” explains Whedon, “but I think part of the process in a situation like this is you make the movie, you make your movie, then you remove yourself out of the equation. You go, ‘you know what, the Avengers are more important than I am so these things that I’m obsessed with aren’t necessarily moving the story forward, and therefore they are baggage.’”
Read the full interview here from TotalFilm.