One of the most tantalizing mysteries about Marvel Studios’ The Avengers has been the identity of the mysterious creatures at the heart of the film’s world invasion plot. Are they the Skrulls? The Kree? The reptilian baddies from Galaxy Quest?
Turns out, it’s none of the above. At “A Conversation with Joss Whedon” at the SXSW festival, I asked the Avengers‘ writer-director to identify finally who these rogues are. “It’s the Vulcans,” Whedon joked. “I don’t know a lot about the Marvel universe, and I thought there were Vulcans. I know we’re going to get a lot of emails about that one.” After the audience laughter died down, Whedon actually answered the question with a surprising revelation: “I will say only this: It is not the Kree or the Skrulls.” READ FULL STORY »