Speaking of which, is the Red Skull German or Russian? I say this because I thought these movies were going to play the whole re-igniting the Cold War thing and when they make the Captain America movie, they might have him be more against the Soviets later than against a revived Nazi thing.
As with all things related to comics continuity... it's complicated.
The first chronological Red Skull was a US Nazi agent...
The famous Red Skull was German.
When he was frozen in time a Russian communist took the role and was then killed
Then the "real" Red Skull was unfrozen from time and died again fighting Captain America.
He was resurected (again) before being killed by the Winter Soldier, ubt used the power of the cosmic cube to transfer his mind into another Soviet General's ody... before he was killed and the Red Skull's mind was transfered to a robot.
Oh, and now he may be Captain America...
So, in short, the Red Skull is generally a German Nazi... but also has been a Soviet.
When you said "World War" I immediately thought of World War Hulk.
I'm like, "As much as I doubt it will ever happen, I would love to see Hulk vs. Hulkbuster in a movie."
As for the Avengers, is there any word on a possible plot? Maybe something from Civil War? That would be great.
I'd hate to see Civil War in a movie. That crossover has to be the single biggest example of what was originally a great idea being absolutely ruined by terrible writing and plotting as well as heavy handed editorial (which had no consistancy). Considering how bad Civil War the comics were, trying to turn it into a movie would just make it worse... it's hard to do a superhero movie without a real badguy as a starting point...
No real news on the Avengers plot... but the writer said he's asing it on the Ultimates version and Norton said he'd like to be involved and would be fine with the Hulk as the bad guy... so it may well be an adaption of the first couple of arc's in the Ultimates. Possibly less alien invasion and more Hulk smash...
Personally I'd love to see either an update of Siege of Avenger's mansion or something with Kang... in truth Kang's one of the few villains who's pretty much an Avenger's exclusive.
Kick ass, yes. Very good comic book films coming.
Don't forget the film adaptation of Bad-Ass, and the Sin City sequels.
(R.I.P. Brittany Murphy. D:)
I'm most excited about Sin City.
But, anyway, back on topic.
You mentioned that Stark's alchohol problem will come up in this film?
They've said it's not going to be Demon in the bottle... but that they're going to hint at it.