Those aliens in the Avengers movie? They’re not important, according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige:
Truthfully, they are Loki’s army and what is most important about them is that they are Loki’s army… The notion of Skrulls and Kree and the amount of speculation — the great thing about the fans just want to know everything they don’t know. They wanted to fill in the blank, and that blank wasn’t particularly important of who the aliens were; we revealed Loki a long time ago, he was the main bad guy.
Well, until they’re important, of course:
There’s a reveal at the end — the notion that Loki has made an arrangement with somebody, that somebody has provided these extremely deadly and creepy and cool aliens to fight alongside him and then to reveal who that somebody was, that’s all Joss and that was sort of the big payoff.
Yes, those two quotes really do come right after one another in the interview, amusingly enough (“What’s really important about them is this – well, really, it’s this”). Also, does this mean that we now know what the mysterious new scene shot last week is, or is that a different new scene…?