Jim Starlin Clarifies His Thanos In AVENGERS 2 Comments

Thanos creator Jim Starlin revealed a while back that the Mad Titan -- who was glimpsed in The Avengers after credits scene -- would pop up The Avengers 2, but now he's backtracked a little. Read on for details.

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By Khan - 4/26/2013


Last year at a convention a fan asked Thanos creator Jim Starlin about the character's involvement in Avengers 2 to which the writer replied: "Thanos would appear in both Guardians & Avengers 2". Well it turns out that may not have been the truth, as Starlin today clarified his comments.

“Setting the record straight: It keeps getting reported that I claimed that Thanos will be in both the upcoming Guardians of the Universe [sic] and Avengers II movies. Sort of true but not really. All I said, in some interview way back when, was that I had heard (as in convention scuttlebutt) that the Titan would be in both movies. I have absolutely nothing to do with Marvel films and not all that much with Marvel Comics. So I am no reliable source to quote on anything to do with what’s happening in any future Marvel film.”

So what do you think? Do you think we will see Thanos appear in Avengers 2? Or will we see another villain, maybe a group of villains? Comment below and let me know!

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ruadh - 4/26/2013, 8:27 AM
I knew it! I've been saying all along that he WON'T be the main villain of AVengers 2!

I assumed he'd be held back for Avengers 3.
manymade1 - 4/26/2013, 8:30 AM
I was hoping he'd be in the 2nd and Ultron would be in the third. If this is true, my theory is blown out.
Ocelot - 4/26/2013, 8:34 AM
this doesn't confirm that thanos wont be in the movie, he's just saying denying the claim that he's alleged to have made, setting the record straight so to speak. Thanos will be in The Avengers 2 in some capacity and form, dont see the point in churning out another 5 or 6 movies before they use him properly. It would have been like introducing loki in thor then not using him as an avengers villian until the avengers 2, which would have been redundant.
RidiculousFanBoyDemands - 4/26/2013, 8:38 AM
"I have absolutely nothing to do with Marvel films and not all that much with Marvel Comics. So I am no reliable source to quote on anything to do with what’s happening in any future Marvel film.”


Waste of space article.
bbman182 - 4/26/2013, 8:38 AM
Since when does "I don't know" mean something isn't happening?

Change this retarded thread title.
80sFace - 4/26/2013, 8:40 AM
Maybe update this article headline. Clearly not what he's saying.
BookerDewitt - 4/26/2013, 8:42 AM
this doesn't confirm nothing. here are one reason Thanos will be in the avengers 2. he has his own comic out ready called Thanos Rising
superotherside - 4/26/2013, 8:42 AM
Change the title around. He didn't say that Thanos wasn't in GOTG or Avengers 2. He said he had no control over either. Plus he didn't even say he didn't think he would be in there.

Change the title to this: Thanos Creator, Jim Starlin, Dishes On If He Is Involved In Guardians Of The Galaxy Or Avengers 2

Teaser: Does Jim Starlin have any rights to Thanos possibly keeping him from being in any MCU movies? Is he involved with the MCU in any way? Make the jump to find out!

Other wise it's an ok article. Might want to add a synopsis to both GOTG and Avengers 2 (your own) below though. It can be short but more than 2 lines.

At any rate, I doubt Thanos will be in Avengers 2 as the main villain. Perhaps behind the scenes but not the main villain. I'm thinking Masters of Evil for Avengers 2. In GOTG he's a must though!
ruadh - 4/26/2013, 8:48 AM
Eh, I still think he'll appear in Avengers 2, probably showing up as the puppetmaster again, with the final confrontation in 3.
SKOne - 4/26/2013, 8:53 AM
Thanos will be in the Avengers 2 as will the Other and Loki, but I'm honestly more interested in seeing Adam Warlock when Marvel likely introduces him in Phase 3.
LMB10 - 4/26/2013, 8:57 AM
Masters of Evil + Ultron, with Thanos BTS.
HelaGood - 4/26/2013, 9:05 AM
totally Thanos in Avengers 3!
yannidepp - 4/26/2013, 9:06 AM
Everybody calm down. Thanos will be in Avengers 2. Why would he not be? He was in the freaking post credit sequence at the end of Avengers 1. Basically Jim Starlin is saying he is not in the loop at the Marvel cinematic universe. So he has no clue what they are going to do.
StarkAnthony - 4/26/2013, 9:08 AM
He doesn't say Thanos won't be in it, he says he doesn't know
OdinsBeard - 4/26/2013, 9:10 AM
this in no way refutes what he said. all he said is basically don't take me to the bank on all of that, i have no actual knowledge.
MyInnerDork - 4/26/2013, 9:10 AM
Worst and most confusing headline ever award goes to... this post.
DrNathanielDoom - 4/26/2013, 9:11 AM
???? How does him not knowing for sure equal him thinking Thanos won't be in the Avengers 2? And regardless, he knows just as much as we do about the marvel movies. He isn't involved in making them. Come on people!
TheAmazingSpiderFan - 4/26/2013, 9:12 AM
crockpot! no one cares what you think
JDUKE25 - 4/26/2013, 9:15 AM
Lame. Wanted him then Ultron
Neek2086 - 4/26/2013, 9:16 AM
He better be in Part two. Why would u tease someone in 2012 for an appearance in a movie in 2018???
GodzillaKart - 4/26/2013, 9:17 AM
So he basically has no idea. I'm sure we will see Thanos in some upcoming film. Personally, I would love to see a masters of evil type storyline with superpowered battles galore. I hope we never see Ultron. I know he is an important part of Avengers mythology, but IMO those "computer is taking over the world" stories are way overdone and tedious. Sorry Brainiac, but that goes for you too.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/26/2013, 9:28 AM
I think we will see a talking cat with a lightsaber first than seeing Thanos in any of the upcoming Marvel movies.

Its all just speculation at this point. 2 cents
ParisSun - 4/26/2013, 9:29 AM
I think Thanos makes a brief appearance but I think we will get more human villains for the sequel. Masters of Evil maybe. Joss wants to make this baby more intimate. Brining in a 12 foot cosmic killer will not do that. I expect some allussion to Thanos behind the curtains.
superotherside - 4/26/2013, 9:29 AM
MrSpock Much better title. Even better than the one I gave you. Good job.

Still a synopsis at the end wouldn't hurt. :)
MrReese - 4/26/2013, 9:30 AM
He doesn't need 2 be in part 2.They just need 2 have him pulling the strings once again in the after credit scene.I personally want him 4 part 3.They need more heroes plain and simple.
GL - 4/26/2013, 9:31 AM
He has to be in Avengers 2. I figured GOTG would be a tease into his background and such and then A2 would be based entirely on him and then A3 would be Ultron. If not, then f*** me.
JDUKE25 - 4/26/2013, 9:32 AM
@mrReese good point about there needing to be more heroes
NeoBaggins - 4/26/2013, 9:35 AM
To challenge WHO is to court death?
MrReese - 4/26/2013, 9:35 AM
Him getting the infinity gauntlet at the end of Avengers 2 would suffice.Imagine the after credit scene of him putting the gauntlet on & once again turning 2 smile on the camera.Everybody would JIZZ!! XD
JDUKE25 - 4/26/2013, 9:38 AM
Who would be the villain in this then?
beane2099 - 4/26/2013, 9:38 AM
I don't think Thanos is the villain in Avengers 2 OR 3. I think Phase 2 and 3 are going to build up to a crossover involving all the Marvel (Studios) characters that will be separate from Avengers. If the other studios are able to get together (doubt it) you might see FF, X Men and Spidey involved too, but that's a lot of assumption. I think at the very least you'll see a Thanos centered movie in or as a result of phase 3.

MrReese - 4/26/2013, 9:48 AM
@JDUKE25 I'd say MoE
jacobcherry1993 - 4/26/2013, 10:10 AM
I bet that Thanos kills IRon Man in A2 since RDJs contract is up, causing the AVENGERS to AVENGE something (for real this time) in part 3
Bumble - 4/26/2013, 10:15 AM
Just suspending the current conversation for a moment.

I watched that scene one more time, still hard to believe that we actually saw THANOS on the silver screen last year. That clip makes me smile every time I watch it. Just awesome.
OdinsBeard - 4/26/2013, 10:39 AM
Bumble@ right there with you buddy. if the world ends tomorrow and no more MCU movies are made, what you just said is an accomplishment in and of itself.
HeadPool420 - 4/26/2013, 11:05 AM
More questions with no answers... Gotta have patience!!!:/
exe - 4/26/2013, 11:20 AM
Thanos will be on both movies for only 10 seconds.
TheRedSkull - 4/26/2013, 11:25 AM
Lets face it, Thanos is probably going to be in The Avengers 2
FoxForce5 - 4/26/2013, 11:32 AM
So, in other words, there is no news to report and people should stop thinking that someone (like Starling) who has nothing to do with the movies will actually have any useful info about them... His opinions about them might be worth hearing since he created Thanos but he doesn't really know much more than the rest of us.

Okay, moving on now...
Cartoon22 - 4/26/2013, 11:36 AM
He has to be in Avnegers 2 they teased him and guardians will tease him too. They can't wait till avengers 3 because avengers 3 is not promised anything can happen till then. Like Joss Whedon said you have to make the best movie you can now, not make a movie and leave something good for part 2 thats not what he does. And Whedon chose Thanos , i remember him saying he wanted him and when Marvel said yes he got really excited that he can do the character /villian he wanted . After 2 if they do make A3 they can put ultron because if they make ant-man /hank oym who makes ultron will be a part of phase 3 not 2
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