So you’ve seen The Avengers, but you’ve still got questions. We’ve compiled a list of some of the top questions raised by The Avengers. Some of the questions are easily answered, but other questions are still a mystery for now. It should go without saying, there are spoilers included, but we imagine if you’re a regular reader of this website, there’s absolutely no way that you didn’t already go to see The Avengers on opening weekend. Here is our list of the biggest questions raised by The Avengers.
What exactly is Shawarma? – This is one where being comic book fans didn’t help us. We kind of figured out that it was a type of food from how Tony Stark talked about it, as well as from the after the credits scene that showed all The Avengers sitting around eating. But we had to turn to wikipedia to get the answer, Shawarma is “a popular Levantine Arab meat preparation, where lamb, goat, chicken, turkey, beef, or mixed meats are placed on a spit (commonly a vertical spit in restaurants), and may be grilled for as long as a day.”
Is Agent Coulson really dead? – Well, he sure looked dead after Loki speared him through the chest, but now we’re not so sure. There is much online speculation that Agent Coulson might have survived. After all, we were really left with Nick Fury’s word that Coulson was dead. And based on the trick that Fury pulled with the Coulson’s Captain America trading cards, we know that Fury is not above using deception to motivate The Avengers. We wouldn’t be surprised if Coulson turns up in future Marvel Studios movies.
Who was the big alien who smiled in the mid-credits scene? – Here’s one where a little comic book knowledge does come in handy. The big purple alien is none other than Thanos, who is one of The Avengers’ greatest villains. Thanos is one of the Eternals with a Deviant gene. He was born on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons. Thanos is obsessed with death and nihilism.
Is Bruce Banner in control of the Hulk? – The answer is probably yes and no. During the early part of the movie, it definitely looked like the Hulk was more monster than man. However, when the aliens attacked, it became apparent there was a certain amount of Banner keeping the Hulk in check. Hulk still seemed prone to sudden spontaneous acts like punching Thor out of the blue, but Banner definitely had some limited control over the Hulk.
What is a mewling quim? – We can tell you, but we must warn you that it’s probably the least PG-13 comment made in The Avengers. Mewling means to cry weakly or whimper. And quim, well it means, er… it’s british slang for vagina. Now, that wasn’t a particularly nice thing for Loki to call Black Widow, was it?