First there was Iron man 1 which introduces Nick Fury and the organization he belongs to; S.H.I.E.L.D.. In Hulk,Tony Stark mentions the same organisation to General Ross and implies that it has the ability to deal with the Hulk situation. Very observant movie enthusiasts even noticed the many small hits peppered trough the movie and most likely tying into the Captain America movie as well as the Avengers movie. Iron Man 2 shed a little bit more light on the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division as well as their plan regarding Tony Stark’s powered armored suit and the plans they have regarding both the suit and it’s creator.
As is the case for most Marvel movies, they have all been leading up to an all out Avenger movie that will include and engross both the Marvel universe and it’s characters, but will also present us with new heroes and well as new foes.
The most interesting news of the day was the unveiling at Comicon 2010 of many props used in both the Thor movie as well as the Avengers movie. A shield belonging to Captain America was on display as well as the helmets wore by Thor, Odin and Loki. However, perhaps the most exciting item presented was the Infinity Gauntlet.
The presence of this item means many things and has the fans’ mind in full alert.
As it stands, it would seem that the Infinity Gauntlet will be a prop used in the upcoming Thor movie. What this implies is that the story will not only focus on Asgard and the constant battles between Thor and the devious Loki, but that a much bigger threat will be introduced.
So far, the future Avengers have dealt with Iron Monger in Iron Man1,Abomination in Hulk and Whiplash in Iron man 2. While all these characters are all impressive in their own way, they remain very small compared to the much larger threats forced upon the comic versions of these superhero.
You see, the Infinity Gauntlet is a gauntlet holding six all powerful gems that let the wielder of said gems to have control over their respective powers. Those respective powers are Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, and Power. The Gauntlet was originally in the Thanos story line. Thanos was an extremely powerful being who fell in love with Death (In Marvel’s universe, elements such as Death as personified by humanoids, in this case, Death is personified by a female). Thanos, in order to win Death‘s love, decides to use the Gauntlet to kill every life in the universe, hoping to impress death.
Using the Infinity Gauntlet and the story line it implies is, hopefully, as sign that Marvel will stay true its own mythos, even in their movies. While the casual movie goer may not appreciate the small hints and may find threats such as Thanos or even Skrulls to be a little bit over the top. Real Marvel fans know that the Infinity Gauntlet is nothing, but a good sign.