Thanos will make his first proper appearance in Avengers: Infinity War – Part I. The news was confirmed by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who wrote the screenplay for the planned Marvel blockbuster.
Played by Josh Brolin, the alien supervillain has already appeared in several movies set in the Marvel cinematic universe. From post-credits scenes in The Avengers and Age of Ultron to a small role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Thanos has made his presence known to viewers. The upcoming Infinity War films, however, will mark the first time the villain has been featured prominently in the series.
Markus and McFeely added that Thanos is not the only secondary character they want to highlight in the next Avengers installments:
Thanos’ entrance into the wider MCU isn’t the only task they face. With the amount of characters expected to be included in both films, it’s certainly no small chore to make sure everyone gets their due.
“The challenge is hanging on to character as motivation when you blow the canvas up to the entire universe. And not to make it seem like all your people look like tiny little video game characters running around,” McFeely shared. “It’s just trying to balance character moments in the middle of big, crazy Jim Starlin [‘Thanos’ creator] action,” added Markus.
While the character has certainly had a slow build, it seems all but certain that his arrival will present the Avengers with the greatest foe they have ever faced.
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