Thanos was introduced well before star Josh Brolin was ever cast in the role and now Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has broken down the importance of building up the character before his reintroduction in Avengers: Infinity War.
For years, even many fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were starting to grow weary of the same old villain dynamic. Earlier this year, Black Panther hit theaters and the villain Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) was a character who many fought to hate because although his plans were ultimately nefarious, they came from a very real, very relatable place that was made apparent all throughout the film. Somehow, Marvel pulled this off again when Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters months later.
Once again, many moviegoers found themselves conflicted with Thanos (Josh Brolin) because he’s a big purple alien who wants to destroy half of life in the galaxy, but his history was made very apparent. That history is what made Thanos more than just a big CGI bad guy and more of a character. Considering that the character had been set up for six years, ever since the first Avengers film, Feige knew that they had to deliver the perfect Thanos.
In Titan’s Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years, which will be available on November 13th, Kevin Feige had a few words to say about the journey from the Tesseract in Captain America: The First Avenger to Doctor Strange’s Eye of Agamotto, before finally reaching Infinity War. Check out what Feige had to say below.
“Thanos has been lurking in the shadows with a desire to obtain these Infinity Stones, which has played a big part in our other films.
We’ve introduced the Tesseract, revealed to be the Space Stone; the Mind Stone, which came out of Loki’s scepter and then went into Vision’s forehead; and the Time Stone: the Eye of Agamotto that Doctor Strange wears is an Infinity Stone itself! And of course the Guardians deal with the Power Stone. So these storytelling devices that we’ve seeded into every film will continue to play a part and come together. We’ve been teasing this for six years. That’s a long time to tease something cinematically before paying it off. Thanos has to be the greatest villain in our movies.”
Marvel certainly seems to have taken those villain complaints to heart because all of their films this year have included very sympathetic villains. Not only did fans get Killmonger and Thanos this year, Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) was also a very tortured villain with a motivation that was hard to argue with. As the next phase of the MCU approaches, hopefully, this trend of complex villains will continue.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Avengers: Infinity War and the entire MCU as soon as more information becomes available. What are your thoughts on the 6-year tease of Thanos? Did it pay off well, in your opinion? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
The 9 Best Things About ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’
Well, cowboys and cowgirls, Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally here. Eight years after the original title took the gaming world by storm, Rockstar is back with a prequel set ten years before the original. For people who like horses but may not want to ride them in real life, they’re in luck, because anyone who plays Red Dead Redemption 2 will be sitting on a horse for quite a while. As you pursue an outlaw life, jumping from town-to-town, players explore a world full of danger and excitement behind every corner.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has already broken pretty much every entertainment record imaginable. It’s had the most successful opening weekend for any entertainment product ever, so you don’t need to take my word on why this game is so good, just go look at the numbers. Underneath the massive, 60-hour story, is a beautiful world layered with complicated characters, powerful predators and painful memories. So, what are you waiting for, go jump on your horse and start playing this game!
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