AIM’s COSMIC CUBE VILLAIN SECTOR Coming to MARVEL’S AVENGERS
In a Tweet sent on Monday, March 24th, 2021, the official Marvel’s Avengers Twitter account announced a new Villain Sector, arriving this summer: “The Cosmic Cube,” featuring A.I.M.’s lead scientist, Monica Rappaccini, who is using the power of the Cosmic Cube to create a technocracy!
Monica Rappaccini is unfettered by moral considerations in her quest for technological evolution.
Take on the lead scientist of AIM's technocracy in The Cosmic Cube, a new Villain Sector, coming this summer. pic.twitter.com/GH3B5a4iCd
— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) March 24, 2021
The upcoming Villain Sector DLC will have players facing off against the new Scientist Supreme and the unfettered power of the Cosmic Cube! In the brief clip included in the Tweet, it looks as though Rappaccini is really going to be putting Old Man Hawkeye through the ringer.
Who Are Those Beekeepers?
The guys in the yellow suits are agents of A.I.M. (that’s “Advanced Idea Mechanics”). While they wear those goofy yellow hazmat suits in the comics, you may better know the organization from their counterparts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (that’s MCU).
However, while the organization is defined by their yellow costumes in the comics, on the big screen, they don’t necessarily wear such obvious outfits. We first heard of A.I.M. in the MCU in the opening scene of 2013’s Iron Man 3, where founder Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) tried to solicit the attention of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).
But we may have also seen A.I.M. more recently: in the opening scene of the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) faced off against Batroc the Leaper (Georges St-Pierre)… Given the yellow-striped gear, is it possible that those agents he was working with were part of A.I.M.?
Either way, you’ll get to see the beekeeper-style A.I.M. agents on the small screen later this year, thanks to the upcoming adult animated series, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.!
The Cosmic Cube!
It makes sense that the Cosmic Cube is showing up in a storyline about A.I.M., as they were the original creators of these objects in Tales of Suspense #79 (1966) by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia, and Artie Simek.
Since then, the organization has frequently used the power of the Cosmic Cube in their malignant machinations!
Will you be facing off against Rappaccini’s technocracy when “The Cosmic Cube” Villain Sector arrives in Marvel’s Avengers this summer? Sound off in the Marvel Blog comment section!