Kevin Feige Talks Thanos For Upcoming Avengers Films

Ever since the mid-credit scene in “The Avengers”, talk has largely turned to the Thanos and what his role will have in the upcoming Marvel Universe films. Rumors started swirling about whether he would appear in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” film or if they would wait until the second Avengers film hit theaters.

Today though, MTV talked with Marvel producer Kevin Feige about the plan for the future, and they asked specifically about Thanos. While Feige never gives a direct conformation about when the Mad Titan will appear next, he does say that they definitely have a plan in place for how his story is going to unfold in the future.

Hit the jump to see Feige’s comments.

"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."
MTV also asked Feige whether or not Damion Poitier would remain cast as Thanos for all of his future appearances, to which he responed:
"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."
Basically what he’s saying is No, we’ll go with someone else in the future. Feige did comment on how that brief shot has sparked so much interest in the character who outside of die-hard comic fans, was previously unknown:
"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."
I know I was one of those outsiders who had no idea who he was when I first saw the character on screen. Although, I can gladly admit I wasn’t one of the people in my theater who thought it was Red Skull, or even more ridiculous, Hellboy. All I can say is that I’m excited to see how they bring such an epic villain into this universe, because up until now, a villain of his style and caliber has generally been left up to animated films.