I have just found another curious film fact in The Avengers (2012), in the scene where Iron Man aka Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) talks with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) about his plan to destroy the world.
In this remarkable scene in Tony’s house, he wears a dark t-shirt that shows a combat pilot with his helmet and an oxygen mask. It’s a band tour t-shirt, created by cult album cover graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, who also designed covers for bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Megadeth and Muse.
Tony Stark’s t-shirt is from the British rock band “Black Sabbath” and their first U.S. concert tour in 1978. In this year they presented their new album “Never Say Die!" and that is, in my view, a nice hidden message for Loki and his evil plan.
Black Sabbath also wrote a song called “Iron Man”; which, according to Wikipedia, is Tony Stark’s favorite song. The lyrics for the song are about a man who lost his mind and is planning vengeance by spreading fear among mankind; sounds rather like the doom of Loki.
Furthermore, Black Sabbath is not only a Heavy Metal band name, but also describes “a midnight celebration undertaken by witches and demons”.
Therefore, it fits perfectly into the scene where Loki talks about his army of demons who will invade the earth. And as I don’t know for sure if director Joss Whedon and his costume designer Alexandra Byrne put these easter eggs on purpose in the movie, I do think it’s a nice little film fact.
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