For weeks we’ve heard the Avengers will assemble to battle the Red Skull later this year.
It appears that rumor has been shot down by someone working on the film. Special effects supervisor Chris Wells tells Starburst Magazine that he can confirm the Red Skull is not part of the movie.
However, he does add that fans won’t be miss him.
“There’s nothing small in this movie,” he says. “I went to a screening with all the temporary visual effects and it was pretty fleshed out. It’s a long movie but it doesn’t feel like it. Out of all the comic book movies and franchises I’ve worked on, this is the best one I’ve seen so far.”
“I promise you it’s not going to be boring,” he added. “This thing has gone so big that Marvel are dwarfing their other franchises. For people who enjoy the comics and haven’t really liked the way some of the characters were treated in other movies, I think they’re going to be a little more appeased by this one. Especially the Hulk. They let the Hulk be Hulk and that’s great. He acts more like the comic book Hulk. It’s fun. My biggest problem with every single superhero movie is I don’t think the payoff ever matches the build up. This one definitely does.”