The mysterious character from the final moments of the Avengers is finally coming to light. The long awaited arrival of the villain Thanos will happen in the next Marvel feature film Guardians of the Galaxy. How much we will see of the insane cosmic tyrant remains to be seen but it is confirmed that Thanos will be part of the Guardians movie.
While many expected some appearance by Thanos in the next Avengers movie, it is somewhat surprising that the character is going to be in the Guardians movie. However, some of the original Guardians of the galaxy plot have been changed to fit with the movie.
One example is that rumors state that Thanos is going to be the father of another lead villain, Ronan the Accuser. The comics have Ronan being a member of the Kree Empire and part of the Accuser Corps. The Kree have been briefly introduced on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. Agent Phil Coulson discovers a secret laboratory where he was revived following his death in the Avengers movie. Coulson discovered the source of the miracle drug that cured him came from an apparently dead alien. The alien’s body was half gone and the view was only from the waist up but the skin was blue and is highly likely is a member of the Kree.
Another rumor is that Ronan is a general of Thanos and has come to claim the orb found by Star Lord. There are scenes from the second Guardians trailer that show the Guardians faced a massive fleet of starships and an army of Kree soldiers. While we do not know the exact role that Ronan will play in the movie, we do know that is significant to the ongoing plot.
Thanos may be in the background of various events pulling the strings. This seemed to be the operating feature of his character in the Avengers. It may be repeated in the Guardians of the Galaxy. In the comics, Thanos was the father of another character in the Guardians movie, Gamora was his daughter. Gamora is played by Zoe Saldana and is seen in several scenes in both trailers.
Thanos is virtually ageless and has incredible powers. He possesses superhuman strength and endurance. He uses highly advanced technology for weapons and starships. Thanos also has the ability to project bolts of cosmic energy with devastating effects. Truly Thanos is one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel universe. The ultimate goal of Thanos is to possess all of the Infinity Stones and regain the Infinity Gauntlet. Two Infinity Stones have appeared in Marvel movies with the gauntlet appearing in Odin’s trophy room in the first Thor movie.
Thanos will be portrayed by Josh Brolin. Brolin is most famous for playing villainous characters and seems to be a good fit for the role. Thanos springs to life on August 1 2014 as Guardians of the galaxy makes its way to theaters in the United States.