There were plenty of clear nods to the comic books, as well as some very intriguing reveals which may just confirm some past rumours (so beware of potential spoilers), and we cover them all here! Don’t forget, Thor: The Dark World is set to be released later this month – before Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits the big screen next April – and you can find out top ten choices for future villains who could appear in that franchise by clicking here.
10. Crossbones; Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Well, this is interesting! While set photos featured Frank Grillo’s Brock Rumlow – a.k.a. the villainous Crossbones in the comic books – in tactical gear, we had no idea that he’d be working alongside S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America.
The first scene in the trailer confirms just that, but we know from descriptions of the footage shown at this year’s San Diego Comic Con that he and Cap eventually come to blows. What causes Rumlow to eventually switch side or who he’s REALLY working for is unclear, but you can bet that the mysterious Alexander Pierce has something to do with it (but more on that later).
Crossbones is one of Steve Rogers’ most vicious enemies, and he plays a major part in Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s comic book arc of the same name that this movie is based on…as an agent of the Red Skull!