What we know about the plot of The Avengers is slowly being pieced together as more tiny bits of info are dropped here and there. Warnings to all, this post is going to contain spoilery talk, so if you want to be 100% suprised by what goes on in The Avengers, turn back now.
But of those tiny bits of info we’ve garnered this much. Loki will be the main villain and will most likely be controlling the Hulk. He’ll also be using the cosmic cube to bring the Skrulls down and fight the Avengers. But now we’ve learned of another villain who may be in the film and his presence was even hinted at in Thor by one of the weapons on display in Odin’s treasure room.
Who is the new villain? Click the jump.
His Infinity Gauntlet is what we snagged a peak of in Thor. Surprised? Well, I have to admit I don’t really know who Thanos is. Remember, I’m a DC girl, what I know of Marvel comes from cartoons in the 90s and the recent movies. If you’re like me and are all, “Who the fuck is Thanos!?” Read this,
Thanos is a fictional character that appears 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. One of his more prominent storylines to date—the Infinity Gauntlet series—portrayed him as a mad cosmictyrant bent on slaying half of all sentiences existing then in Marvel’s multiverse in order to appease the Marvel Universe’s actual (and more powerful) embodied personification of Death in an attempt to win its love.
Thanos is a mutant member of the race of superhumans known as the Titanian Eternals. The character possesses abilities common to the Eternals, but in some cases far beyond any other known member of his race; acquired through a combination of his mutant Eternal heritage, bionic amplification, mysticism, and the entity Death. He has demonstrated enormous superhuman strength, stamina, and particularly durability; is able to absorb and project vast quantities of cosmic energy, enough to obliterate planets; is virtually ageless and immortal; does not need food, drink, or oxygen; and is capable of certain telekinesis, as well as telepathy and matter manipulation. The advanced technology within his transportation chairs includes force field projection, time travel, movement through alternate universes, space flight, andteleportation over interstellar distances. Thanos is an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant, having been trained in the art of war on Titan.
Thanos possesses superhuman intellect (he considers his mind his greatest weapon) and has knowledge of Celestial and other alien technology. Thanos is a genius in virtually all known fields of advanced science and has created technology far exceeding contemporary Earth science. He is also a master strategist and sometimes utilizes a space vessel called Sanctuary II as a base of operations.
After reading a bit about Thanos I can understand why he’d be a formiddable ally for Loki. That is, if he doesn’t double cross him, I know that’s how all villains work, no matter the universe. It still hasn’t been confirmed by multiple sources, so for the moment treats this is a sweet rumor.
Are you surprised and/or excited about the possibily of Thanos showing up in The Avengers?