#TalkNerdyToMeLover’s Awesome Applesauce: Charles Quevedo
I’ve heard that Marvel Studios is introducing the “Cosmic Cube” in the upcoming film, “Captain America: The First Avenger”, which will be the device to tie into the company’s other comic book projects, “Thor” and “The Avengers”.
In the comics, the “Cosmic Cube” is a containment unit for vast extradimensional energies, giving it’s wielder almost unlimited power to bend reality.
According to CHUD.com, this is how the “Cosmic Cube” connects the Marvel movies together …
“The setting is Norway, 1942. “The Red Skull” (a power-hungry Nazi officer, before actually becoming “The Red Skull”) smashes through the front of an ancient temple and sends his Nazi goons to a crypt, looking for something called, “The Tessaract”. They open up a sarcophagus and find a large, misty cube atop the corpse of a Crusader. But the Skull can’t be fooled, and he knows it’s a fake, smashing it to the ground. But he then finds a hidden compartment in a wall carving of “Yggdrasil, The Norse Tree of Life”. And within that a box, the contents of which glow an unearthly blue.”
With the “Cosmic Cube” connected to Norse mythology and having the power to alter reality, this sets up a very imaginative storyline to bring “Captain America” (a World War 2 super-soldier) and “Thor” (a Norse god from Asgard) together for “The Avengers” (a modern-day superhero team).
Months ago, I was worried on how Marvel was going to bring all “The Avengers” together and have the connected storylines make sense (as much as they can in a comic book movie), but with the “Cosmic Cube” being introduced, I have high hopes for all three films succeeding.
I don’t know about the rest of you comic nerds, but I’m all giddy with excitement!
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