Joss Whedon Teases His Plans For Thanos

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thanosMarvel‘s Phase Two has officially kicked off with the release of Iron Man 3 (though we in the states have to wait until late Thursday night to see it). With Phase Two underway, fans are salivating to hear details about what’s next. Joss Whedon teased some of the things he has in store while walking the red carpet at the Iron Man premiere. He addressed those pesky rumors about RDJ leaving, but the biggest and juiciest bit was his Thanos tease.

DesdeHollywood (via Collider) caught up with Whedon to ask about The Mad Titan, saying if The Avengers are so powerful why should they be concerned about Thanos? Whedon answered that by explaining how he’ll use the character:

Well, Thanos is more powerful. He is so powerful, he is not someone you can just trot out and punch him. Like he did in the comics, you want him to be threading through the universe and to save the big finale for the big finale. He is definitely a part of what I’ve got going on. The thing about the Avengers is that they are very powerful, but they’re not very stable. So, there will definitely be some people that will shake them up in the next installment

So Thanos will be “threaded through” the Marvel Universe leading up to a grand finale. This comment seems to lay the Guardians of the Galaxy rumors to rest. If Whedon is threading him through, he wouldn’t want him popping up as the main baddie in Guardians. That doesn’t mean he won’t be present in the film, he just won’t be the main threat. That honor goes to Lee Pace, who was recently cast as The Collector (that’s who most are guessing he is at least). So what do you think? Is Whedon‘s big finale Avengers 2 or is he thinking longer term? Avengers 3 perhaps?

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Source : DesdeHollywood via Collider