The above headline probably looks like it’s written in Aramaic if you aren’t into comic books (or if you’re into comic books, but not specifically into the Avengers universe). Fortunately, it’s not Aramaic. It’s alien.
The Albuquerque Journal (via AICN) is reporting (right next to a headline that reads “Drunken Driver Finds Loopholes”) that The Avengers will film there in New Mexico in the spring and summer of 2011 and that the film will focus on the heroes facing off against the Skrull and the Kree – two alien races that use Earth as their theater of war. Whoever wins, we win. Or lose. Something like that.
And, hold on a second, why would two enemies just agree to pick a neutral ground like someone else’s planet?
The true revelation here, if the newspaper has heard that incredible piece of information correctly, is that Marvel is shooting for the moon on The Avengers. They were always aiming for a huge production, but shoving their stars in the middle of a huge war storyline ensures that the film will be large, and a lot of property damage will ensue. That might be the best news possible considering how many main characters they’re seeking to accommodate and the lack of time to develop them. Less talking, more bombing. It might just be the right way to go about a massive tent pole event like this.