Ever since that big purple guy with the creepy chin appeared at the end of The Avengers, both fans and audiences alike have been wondering where the hell he’ll show up next. Thanos creator Jim Starlin reportedly revealed at Montreal Comic-Con that the Mad Titan would appear in both Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers 2, and even though that’s likely it’s just a rumour. In an interview with MTV Kevin Fiege discussed the future of the character, and hinting how far the story of Thanos will be stretched out…
“Clearly, there’s a purpose to us putting him in the end of that movie. We do have plans for him. I wouldn’t say we ever feel the need to rush anything one way or the other. We succeeded in Phase One because we stuck to our guns and stuck to the plan. That plan took place over many, many years and it ultimately paid off. I see Phase Two unfolding in the same way of us taking our time, us doing what’s right for each individual movie, while folding in elements that will not only build up to the culmination of Phase Two, but even Phase Three.”
“Suddenly, you have a million people who had never heard of an Infinity Gauntlet or a Mad Titan learning those terms. I love that. I love when the experience goes beyond the movie theater and encourages people to look deeper into our universe.”
Relatively unknown actor Damion Poitier was cast as the mo-cap guy for Thanos in The Avengers, and when asked if they would keep the actor he said,
“I think we feel pretty free to recast. That was cast for literally that one shot. Depending on what the role requires from future movies, we’ll go from there.”
I love it too Kevin. I expect they will re-cast and go for a big name guy, but I have no idea who. Also, it’s good to see a hint from Fiege saying that their plans for Thanos will probably go through Phase III. Who do you want to see play Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Share your thoughts below.