Latest Avengers Rumors: Alien Races and Demi Lovato
12.27.10 by Ryan
Thor actor Chris Hemsworth recently gave an Avengers update to E!Online, which revealed he (still) hadn't seen the script for the upcoming movie.
I met with Joss Whedon, the director, a few times and discussed a rough outline of it. I haven't seen a hard copy yet so I'm looking forward to it... Just working with that cast and Joss. Every step of this has been exciting. I'm looking forward to the rest of it.
Hemsworth may not have seen a script, but if a report from the Albuquerque Journal is to be believed, the publication may have an idea as to what the movie is about.
According to the Journal (via AICN), The Avengers movie could be about the superhero group's fight against the shape-shifting alien race known as the Skrulls.
The Avengers script will blend Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger story lines as the Avengers battle with two alien races, the Skrulls and the Kree.
In The Avengers comic books, the Skrulls and the humanoid race known as the the Kree did engage in a war during the comic's publication run during the 1970s, but SuperHeroHype has confirmed the information mentioned by the Journal was "not officially released through Marvel Studios and can instead be attributed to a research error on the part of the newspaper."
The storyline seemed a little involved for the preliminary outing of the superhero team, though could the Journal's report be prophetic of an Avengers sequel? Time will tell. Meanwhile, other Avengers rumors continue to spread, this time dealing with troubled Disney actress Demi Lovato.
According to RadarOnline, the actress, who is undergoing rehab for "emotional and physical issues" is "up for a role" in The Avengers, though which role that might be was unspecified. Considering Disney now owns Marvel Entertainment, we understand how this rumor may have started, but it sounds a little like the "Eva longoria Parker as the Wasp" rumors that have sprung up not once, but twice, and were denied both times.
The Avengers rumors may become closer to facts once the movie goes into production in February 2011. Hemsworth will be joined in the cast by Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson.