Thanos is coming…

Thanos is coming…

Created by Jim Starling, first appearing in Iron Man #55 in 1973, the character of Thanos has his roots in greek mythology and has appeared in a number of different versions of the marvel universe including the ongoing continuity, Marvel Ultimates, and of course the limited series Marvel Earth X.

This powerful, intelligent, alien character is set to bring chaos to the Marvel cinematic universe, as teased in the post-credits scene from this years ‘Avengers’ Thanos was behind the Chitauri invasion of Earth, and at the notion of this invasion courting death, responded with a grin. 

With the announcement of the series of Avengers – Phase 2 films (Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, and of course Avengers 2) it has been speculated that Thanos would appear in Guardians of the Galaxy before Avengers 2, similar to Loki’s trajectory from Thor to Avengers. 

It seems that the Thanos arc from Guardians to Avengers has been confirmed by Jim Starling himself, who stated that a deal for using the character, is now in place. Guardians is scheduled for a release in 2014, with Thor, Captain America and Iron Man all hitting screens once again before then, leaving ample opportunity for more post-credit teaser scenes featuring the Mad Titan prior to what is likely going to be his break out film in 2014.

Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.