15. Loki gets into Erik Selvig’s mind (Thor)
The fourth installment of “Phase One” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor was the third Marvel character introduced after Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk.
Thor was a fine addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, bringing in over $449 million in box office sales and delivering some fine critical praise. The post-credit scene from Thor, while good, did leave a bit to be desired.
In the scene, Nick Fury welcomes a new agent to S.H.I.E.L.D., Erik Selvig, whom, I suppose he trusted enough to show him the powerful Tesseract. Selvig is confused as to what it is at first, and after Fury asks him to “investigate further,” Selvig agrees.
Unknowing to Fury, Loki, the two-timing companion of Thor, is in the head of Selvig, who also gains knowledge that S.H.I.E.L.D. is in the possession of the Tesseract. With Loki clearly in command of his mind, he orders Selvig to agree to investigate the Tesseract, and the scene ends there.
It provided some detail into the events of The Avengers, but not much else, which, for some is good, and for others, not much to chew on. Nevertheless, this post-credit scene earns a spot here because it does advance the story of the first Avengers movie, somewhat.