wipster I don't know if you have read any of the Avenger comics but the purple stone faced guy at the end is a major bad ass called Thanos. He killed off half the population of the universe because he worships death, of course the Avengers saved the day!
I am sure the next Avengers movie will take things to the next level with Thanos involved!
jbsl, thanks for the heads up... I was really into the Avengers, but back around 1965-70, and I've killed way too many brain cells in the interim to remember any of the plots. From the article in wikipedia, sounds like he'll be an awesome opponent... from what I read, even the dialog used during this ending was well chosen and the reason for his smile.
I kept most of my comics in pretty good shape, but unfortunately had to sell them all to get by during a six month long strike back in the early 80's... did me pretty well though, even back then I got over a thousand bucks from two record storage boxes worth, both Marvel and DC (Marvel was my favorite). I had the second Incredible Hulk, back when he was gray, and that was worth a bunch. While I wish I still had them, as they would be worth easily 10 times as much now, they sure helped me get out of bind back then.
My favorite scene is when Hulk says "Puny God" while beating the living daylight out of Loki.
Neo, I agree, I laughed my ass off, especially with all the crap Loki was saying to Hulk right before. The dialog in this movie was excellent... Scarlett got off a couple good ones as well!