Fans were worried Thanos might not be the villain they were hoping for can now rest easy.
Speaking at Brazil's Comic-Con Experience, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that Thanos will be unlike any MCU villain audiences have seen so far. "Within the first five minutes of Infinity War," the executive producer teased, "people will understand why Thanos is the biggest and baddest villain in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe."
What could those first five minutes entail? Could the promise of Thor: Ragnarok's mid-credits scene show Thanos lay waste to the survivors of Asgard, or will we see Thanos obliterate Xandar and the Nova Corps as he searches for the purple Power Stone? Whatever the answer is, Feige seems confident audiences won't be disappointed.
"You know, we’ve been teasing Thanos since the very first Avengers film," Feige said. "Remember the end of Avengers, the very end of the movie he turns around in the chair and you realize something bad is coming. We’ve been teasing him for years and the trick is when you tease something for that long you have to deliver."
Audiences have been vocal about their disappointment with many of Marvel's big screen villains, and it appears as if Feige has heard these complaints. He recognizes what Thanos means to fans and he knows that, as the big villain that has been teased for many years, the Mad Titan has to live up to the hype created by previous Avengers movies.
Debuting in theaters on May 4, 2018, Avengers: Infinity War is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Joe and Anthony Russo starring 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. Avengers 4 is expected to hit theaters on May 3, 2019.
Via Comic Book Movie