Habro Toy Spoils Secret Captain America: the Winter SoldierVillain?
It appears that nobody has caught a potential spoiler for The Winter Solider hidden in plain sight during the Hasbro Marvel panel at SDCC 2013!
Although we did see some Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.) easter eggs in Iron Man 3, we all wanted the yellow bee keeper suits and some references to M.O.D.O.K. At least just a tease! Some signage, shirts and characters speaking of the corporation / organization was all we really got. Is it possible that this is changing with next year's Captain America sequel? Could there be even more to the Winter Soldier? Will there be more A.I.M. in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, & will they follow the comic book canon that A.I.M. is a subsidiary of Hydra? And will this lead to the return of the Red Skull?
During the Hasbro Marvel Panel at the San Diego Comic Con slideshow, the new Marvel Legends & movie action figure line's alignment was revealed. During the 2014 Sneak Peek, the showed a Marvel Now "comic" Captain America, a "comic" Baron Zemo, & then a "movie" RED SKULL & A.I.M. SOLDIER!!
At first, I figured this was a typo, or they are doing a First Avenger Red Skull. But upon closer examination, the uniform could be different than his World War II one. So this may be our first substantial evidence that the Red Skull is secretly in the new movie, & possibly supports the theory that Robert Redford's character is the Red Skull in disguise. This theory parallels the Winter Soldier story in the comics in many ways.
However, it is likely we will be seeing the yellow bee keeper A.I.M. Soldiers, as this figure's helmet does slightly deviate from the usual black visor look in the comics. What a treat! As news about the Winter Soldier continues to surprise us with more & more depth, the movie seems to be shaping up to be the Marvel movie we've all hoped for!
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