Earlier this month, Jim Starlin, the comic book writer who created the villainous Thanos, revealed that Marvel is planning to make the character the centerpiece of the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” and then use him in “The Avengers” sequel.
MTV reported that they caught up with Marvel head Kevin Feige for a confirmation. “Clearly, there’s a purpose to us putting him in the end of (‘The Avengers’),” he hinted. “We do have plans for him. I wouldn’t say we ever feel the need to rush anything one way or the other.”
Feige was then asked if Damion Poitier, who played Thanos in the post-credits scene in “The Avengers,” will be recast. “I think we feel pretty free to recast,” he explained. “That was cast for literally that one shot. Depending on what the role requires from future movies, we’ll go from there.”
TEMPLAR NOTE: Thanos is a fictional character appearing in comic books and other media published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Iron Man #55 (Feb. 1973) and was created by writer-artist Jim Starlin. Debuting in the Bronze Age of comic books, the character has been featured in over three decades of Marvel continuity and a self-titled series. The character’s name is a derivation of Thanatos, the personification of death and mortality in Greek mythology. Thanos has appeared in other Marvel-endorsed products, including animated television series, arcade and video games, film, toys, and trading cards. Thanos was ranked number 47 on IGN’s top 100 comic book villains of all time.
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