The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a number of recurring characters who have a huge impact on each film they appear in. Even if those characters appear for a short amount of time, they change the film for the audience in one way or another. A perfect example of this is Anthony Mackie’s Falcon in Ant-Man. If Ant-Man felt at all disjointed from the rest of the MCU the appearance of Falcon brought their worlds together. There is one character however, who has made more than one appearance without affecting the proceedings too much… Thanos (Josh Brolin.) He has made a couple of appearances with very little screen time but Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the writers of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Parts I & II are about to change that. (more…)
Dreamt up by comic book Zeus Jim Starlin, with his first appearance on 1973’s issue of Ironman #55, the Mad Titan Thanos has become a staple among cosmic adversaries. Already, he has (briefly) taken over the entirety of Existence, rewritten the Marvel Multiverse in an ill-fated spin-off and has struggled with his embarrassing crush over Death. His big movie breakout in the Avengers series has been already hyped to no end, but what are the future plans for the character, regarding the Marvel Movie Universe?
Thankfully, Josh Brolin has recently weighed in on the character (during a press release for his upcoming film Hail Caesar!) and hinted at a few of the studio’s future plans…
From the moment he stepped into frame as Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes in Iron Man 2 and told Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark (and essentially moviegoers, as well) “It’s me and I’m here, so get over it and move on,” fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been 100% behind Don Cheadle as War Machine. He was great in Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, and the worst part of his performance in Avengers: Age of Ultron is that it was all too brief. Now, fans are looking forward to seeing him in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War and, according to Cheadle, Rhodey plays a “pivotal” role in the film. You can find out what he had to say recently at the Sundance Film Festival, but first a word of caution: While this article doesn’t contain any confirmed spoilers from Civil War, those wishing to remain completely oblivious to the film until they see it should stop reading now.