Those who stuck around during The Avengers end credits will know that the Mad Titan known as Thanos was behind the Chitauri Earth invasion, and many suspected that he would be The Avengers 2 villain.
Well Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos, recently confirmed to Cosmic Book News that not only will the character feature in The Avengers sequel, the villain is also set to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy which James Gunn is set to direct.
Marvel has spent the past 4-5 years connecting each of their movies and making them part of the same universe, and it looks like that will continue with Phase 2. With Guardians of the Galaxy set in space it would make sense for them to come across Thanos first. In the comics Thanos gets hold of the Infinity Gauntlet (a powerful glove) and wipes out half the universe. The Guardians of the Galaxy then band together to defeat him.
There was also a retelling which involved The Avengers fighting Thanos. There’s a clear connection here, and given that the Infinity Gauntlet was already hinted to be in Odin’s Vault in Thor, we can see where Marvel might be heading. We can probably expect clues to pop up in Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, followed by the big reveal in Guardians of the Galaxy in August 2012.
What do you think of Thanos being The Avengers 2 villain, along with an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy?
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