Earlier in the week at a press conference in Los Angeles, Marvel Studios overlords Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige were in discussion over the connections between the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, when (Lord) Whedon accidentally let something slip.
When Guardians was first announced, and the world was like "WHO?", word on the street was that Thanos was supposed to be the main villain, which makes sense seeing as he was teased at the end of Avengers and, you know, Gamora is his daughter.
When asked whether working on the Avengers sequel had directly affected any of the MCU movies after it, Whedon handed the answer over to Feige:
'Iron Man 3,' 'Cap 2' and 'Thor 2' were already in the works just as 'Avengers' was coming out. I wouldn't say it was more about how those movies were affected by the first 'Avengers' film, but I will say that I remember as we were putting Phase 2 movies together Joss very much liked the idea, and we honed in on that for him, that Hulk and Hawkeye would be two characters that hadn't gotten a lot of exposure in-between the movies, because he said he had very big plans for the two of those characters in this one.
Then, Whedon chimed in:
The only thing I can think of is pulling Thanos out of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.
Feige went onto confirm that fact:
That's true. There was going to be more Thanos, yeah.
Before Whedon concluded with:
They needed to thread him in more gently.
And I think they may succeed with that admirably, seeing as Thanos won't be seen beating up Avengers and Guardians until 2018 & 19's Infinity War. I wonder what Marvel has in store for "The Chin That Sits In Space"?
What do you think?
Would you have preferred to have seen Thanos fully utilized earlier in the MCU?
(Source: Comic Book)