Thanos is set to cause some major trouble for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War and its 2019 sequel, and the Mad Titan’s co-creator has given Marvel Studios’ take on the character his stamp of approval.
Taking to Facebook after visiting the set of Avengers: Infinity War and its untitled sequel, Jim Starlin shared his (non-spoilery) thoughts on what Marvel Studios is doing with his character. While the studio is notorious for keeping things under wraps, it appears that directors Joe and Anthony Russo were more open with Starlin regarding their plans for upcoming movies. “The biggest surprise was how open everyone was with us about what they were doing. I learned far more about the two movies than I was expecting,” Starlin wrote in a statement.
“I want to tell all you Thanos fans out there, without giving anything away, you’re not going to be disappointed, far from it.” Starling continued. “I truly believe folks will be pleasantly shocked by how delightfully different these two movies will be from previous Marvel films.” While a few movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have taken flack for being formulaic — mainly its origin stories — Starlin assures fans that the next two Avengers films will be very different. Movies such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther are set to reaffirm this point, too.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie. The film opens May 4, 2018.
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