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.
The titan warlord has had very short lived appearances in The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron but they have been ominous enough for audiences to want to see more of the gem obsessed behemoth. Yes, Thanos’ main aim throughout seems to be his quest for the infinity stones, six incredibly powerful entities that when brought together with the infinity gauntlet (which can be seen on Thanos’ hand in the mid credit scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron) grants unlimited power. That quest will be definitely pushed forward in Avengers: Infinity War Part I as Stephen McFeely confirmed that Thanos will be the main antagonist. McFeely had this to say about Thanos’ future time in the limelight.
“He hasn’t had an amazing scene. I think it’s an advantage ultimately, right? Because people are anticipating this guy coming in and really delivering the goods. So, I think they’re eager, and we just have to deliver it. We don’t have to convince them that he’s gonna be interesting. We just have to execute what has been teased.”
It is safe to say that there has been so much build up towards Thanos’ first full appearance in the short time he has been given on the big screen that audiences are waiting with bated breath to see what he can do. There is no doubt the big man from space will cause more havoc for The Avengers, as well as many other Marvel characters that will make an appearance over the two infinity war films.
Unfortunately fans will be waiting a long time for Infinity War Part I but Captain America: Civil War will give you your Marvel fix on 29th April in the UK and 6th May in the US.