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(Warning - the following may contain SPOILERS for future entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Proceed with whatever level of caution your natural SPOILER-aversion dictates...)

Now, the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe villainy may currently be looking pretty bright, with the imminent arrival of Baron Zemo and Crossbones in Captain America: Civil War perhaps trumped only by the gradual rise of Thanos, and his likely Avengers: Infinity War-starring destruction.

From the looks of the latest video featurette to emerge from Marvel Studios (as a Disney Movies Anywhere exclusive), however, it seems our heroes might have a whole lot more foes to deal with in the near future than we ever imagined. Y'see:

It Looks Like the Masters of Evil Are on Their Way

That's right - arguably the Avengers' most persistent foes, the Masters of Evil, very much look set to make their way to the MCU.

The reason?

Well, take a look for yourself...

That, after all, is very much a video about how certain scenes in Avengers: Age of Ultron connect to the future of the MCU - and it very much features the Masters of Evil.

Why Is That So Exciting, Though?

Well, y'see, as it turns out, a whole lot of past members of the Masters of Evil - typically a loosely-knit group of villains with a grudge against the Avengers - are already hanging around the MCU.

Ultron and Ulysses Klaw - both old school Masters stalwarts - were introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and original founder Baron Zemo is set to arrive next year in Captain America: Civil War. Add in The Incredible Hulk's Abomination and Cap's new nemesis Crossbones (both of whom have appeared in alternate versions of the Masters), and you have yourself the basis for a ready-made supervillain team.

Even more intriguingly, the above video is just a snippet of the extended Connecting the Universe bonus feature that comes as an exclusive bonus when buying Avengers: Age of Ultron through Disney Movies Anywhere. With that one minute containing a potentially MCU-spanning tease, who knows what other Marvel reveals could still be waiting to be discovered?

The big question, though?

What do you reckon?



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