The Avengers producer Kevin Feige has revealed that The Avengers will be facing off against an alien threat but also pointed out that it will not be against the Skrulls. Kevin also admitted that they would not be lining up a Kree-Skrull war but that the alien threat does have roots within the Marvel world.
Feige explained, "It's not Skrulls, I've been clear about that. Beyond that, we want to hide it. The identity of the alien race is not impactful. It exists in the comic books, but we're not setting up the Kree-Skrull war or anything like that.” Kevin then discussed the possibility of Red Skull making a return to a future instalment but admitted that he is not in this movie.
He added, “Was Skull vaporised at the end of the movie, or thrust into another realm? That remains to be seen. It would be fun to see Skull in future, but he's not in this one." The Avengers is directed by Joss Whedon and stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Tom Hiddleston as Loki. The Avengers is released on April 27 in the UK and May 4 in the US.