EDITORIAL: Just Who Are The Alien Race In THE AVENGERS?

EDITORIAL: Just Who Are The Alien Race In THE AVENGERS?

With the release of The Avengers Super Bowl TV Spot yesterday with out first real look at the aliens and dozens of articles with different theories about who the aliens are. Make the jump to read my two cents

On a starting note, that's our first official look at the aliens. Many people have been speculating that they're the Frost Giants, but the aliens clearly have 3 toes whilst the Giants have 5. Plus, the aliens are green. We've scoured our minds for resemblances of the aliens to species from the comics, and right now the most popular theories seem to be the Badoon, Knights of Wundagore and the Sons of Musphell. Others are also saying Annihilus and Kree. What do I think? I have three suggestions, read on if you want to hear my theories.


It was reported a few months back that Annihilus's army would be the aliens in The Avengers, but that rumor seems to have been swept under the carpet as of recent theories. Just look at both the pictures, they look exactly alike - except the wings of course - and especially the mouth. Is it possible Joss could've tinkered with Annihilus's origins, and instead of a single person made them an entire race?

The Kree

We know we're not having the Skrulls. But why can't we have Kree? Sure, they don't exactly resemble the aliens but the Kree generally differ in appearance. I'm mainly basing this off of similarities in appearance, but I wouldn't be suprised if the Kree were infact the alien race.

The Phalanx

They look alike. Just look at both of them lol, they look nearly exactly the same. In the comics, the Phalanx were mainly adversaries of the X-Men but had tussled with the Avengers from time to time, and are telepathic. Another reason why I think it's the Phalanx is because they have the ability of moulding into each other to form bigger life forms. Could this possibly be the Leviathan, dozens of Phalanx moulded together?

Who knows? Well, we will know in April as (not just because that's when the British release is, yay for me!) minimates of the aliens will be releeased, and then we'll finally know their identity. What do you think of my theories, and who do you think the aliens are? Sound off in the comments below!

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superotherside - 2/6/2012, 11:58 AM
Awesome theory. I doubt it's the The Phalanx though. I'd say the other two suggestions might be true. I think it's just a mix of races probably. Like they may have Captain Mar-Vell, Annihilus and other race types in the army. All of them probably being Thanos army.

I still believe this rumor: Previously-ReportedVillainForTheAvengersAppearingAfterAll
DDD - 2/6/2012, 3:40 PM
Ya know, the more I look at the alien pic the more it
looks like it might be THANOS' army, their armor is
starting to look gold in color to me, it's just dingy
from shadows. The antennae may be just protrusions
from a golden metallic headdress.

Maybe it IS THANOS' army and THANOS will enter at the
end of the movie!

That would be mind-blowing!
Skrullman88 - 2/6/2012, 7:25 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Annihilus and a whole race rather than one character.. but its thanos army then oh baby great movie... who would play thanos?
MovieMaster - 2/7/2012, 8:37 AM
The pic is really bugging me. I grew up on superhero animated shows and I have definately seen that helmet before, I just can't [frick]ing remember where.
DDD - 2/7/2012, 1:40 PM
I just don't think it's the PHALANX, too remote.

It doesn't look like the CREE at all.

They appear insect-like but their armor isn't
purple and their skin is more blue than green.

I really think the armor is gold metal and the
skin is definitely BLUE.

That would be either FROST GIANTS or ATLANTEANS.

FROST GIANTS would be the most logical for LOKI
to be commanding and as a logical, albeit not
very creative, continuation from THOR.

My theory was FIRE DEMONS from MUSPELLHEIM but
those guys are more reddish in hue. It would
possibly bring in SURTUR, THE FIRE DEMON GOD
but I'm starting to think that ain't the case.

I would really like it to be ATLANTEANS because
that would bring in NAMOR. And LEVIATHAN kind of
preaches towards that. LEVIATHAN is usually
a monstrous water-based creature.
Skrullman88 - 2/8/2012, 10:05 AM
I doubt its frost giants last time I seen Frost giants didnt have ships and guns.... Im going with atlanteans
AztecRainGod - 2/8/2012, 2:09 PM

Tekken is invading the Earth !!!

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