To continue our awesome couple of days of Thanostastic Marvel news, Kevin Feige has dished some slight (emphasis on slight) details about Marvel’s plans for the future. Feige went into why Thanos was included in the not-so-secret-anymore tag at the end of the original Avengers. In an interview with MTV, Feige admits that not every moviegoer would know who the heck Thanos was (and that mystery would create a nice buzz after the film) saying that “when it came to Thanos, [we knew] that most people in that audience had no idea who that purple guy was — but they could clearly tell he was important, and knew if they asked the two or three people sitting next to them, somebody would know who he was.”
Luckily for all of us, and Joss Whedon, Marvel has a set idea for Thanos’s future.
Clearly, there’s a purpose to us putting him in the end of that movie. We do have plans for him. I wouldn’t say we ever feel the need to rush anything one way or the other. We succeeded in Phase One because we stuck to our guns and stuck to the plan. That plan took place over many, many years and it ultimately paid off. I see Phase Two unfolding in the same way of us taking our time, us doing what’s right for each individual movie, while folding in elements that will not only build up to the culmination of Phase Two, but even Phase Three.
So while Feige didn’t necessarily give any extra info into Thanos’s role in the Phase plan, we should all take solace in the fact that Marvel at least knows what the hell they’re doing (unlike that one other company). Feige also noted that Thanos would most likely be recast given his greater emphasis in the films (since they cast stuntman Damien Poitier). So the sad part about all of this planning stuff though is that we probably won’t get random Thanos cameos in the other Marvel films, but the good news is that a “Phase Three” exists and I live in world in which a character like Thanos is in movies! Now if that none of that gets you excited, I don’t think we can be Internet friends anymore.[MTV, via Collider]