New Details On Thanos' Role In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Reveal STAR WARS Similarities

New Details On Thanos' Role In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Reveal STAR WARS Similarities

Some new details have emerged about exactly how much of Josh Brolin's Thanos we'll see in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, and it sounds as if the director has turned to The Empire Strikes Back for inspiration! We also have new information on the villain's quest for the Infinity Stones...

Vulture have revealed some new details about how much we'll see of Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, and the reason that Josh Brolin is only providing his voice (instead of both that and motion capture) for the James Gunn helmed movie may have become clear. According to the site, he will appear in the first act via hologram - similar to Emperor Palpatine in The Empire Strikes Back - and that will be how he seen for the majority of his time on screen, with his only actual physical appearance taking place in a scene with Ronan the Accuser and Nebula. However, despite Thanos' brief screen time in Guardians of the Galaxy, "Characters reference him often and fearfully." They go on to add that the Infinity Stone in this movie is the Power Gem, leaving us in the dark as to what Thor: The Dark World's Aether was exactly. Hopefully that will all become clear, especially now that's it's in the possession of The Collector! What do you guys think about these latest details?
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DEVLIN712 - 6/3/2014, 12:58 PM
Sounds cool, seems like they're really going for the "ruling from the shadows" thing
McNyagano - 6/3/2014, 1:00 PM
One more week. Fingers crossed!

ezio619 - 6/3/2014, 1:02 PM
Mcnyagano-i pray that its guardians for u man.... do u find out a day before what the movie is or when u go to the screening,do u find out?
blackandyellow - 6/3/2014, 1:03 PM
Nice. His teaser from the end of DOFP has me pumped.
charlie2094 - 6/3/2014, 1:03 PM
Definitely sounds like an Emperor type role, awesome!

Really need to hype him up, love to go into Avengers 3 with already a huge sort of threat level
McNyagano - 6/3/2014, 1:04 PM

I find out the day I get to the theatre for the screening.
Dinotron - 6/3/2014, 1:04 PM
@Black and yellow
Are you serious or are you joking?
Nick56 - 6/3/2014, 1:05 PM
meh...for some reason I can't get excited for Guardians. I'll see it but for someone who is unfamiliar with the comics and characters the trailers have done nothing for me.
cipher - 6/3/2014, 1:05 PM
He's joking, mate.
yossarian - 6/3/2014, 1:05 PM
xfan320 - 6/3/2014, 1:06 PM
Wooooooo! This is gonna be good!!!!

The more I watch te footage, the more I fall in love!!! It's gonna be SOOOO refreshing getting an IP out that isn't a sequel!!!

Also finally saw DOFP, Quicksilver did kinda own that movie! Best display of powers on film I think I've EVER seen!!!

C'mon Joss Whedon! Don't let us down!!!
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 1:07 PM
Good hype this bad guy up!!!!

The GA has to know that this guy is going to be a hand full before Avengers 3 comes out
Nomis - 6/3/2014, 1:07 PM
Thanos will be played by an old woman ? ;)

ezio619 - 6/3/2014, 1:07 PM
Mcnyagano-ok..if u find out its not guardians but a disney animated film, would u stay? i think it probably is guardians, its 2 months away..i think early screenings would start now
ezio619 - 6/3/2014, 1:08 PM
Nick-i have a feeling guardians is just not gonna be for everyone..its got a tone and style to it that just wont gel with some people which is fine
McNyagano - 6/3/2014, 1:09 PM
blackandyellow - 6/3/2014, 1:09 PM

I'm 100% serious. I'd never joke about something as important as comic book movies.
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 1:11 PM
We'll probably see the soul gem in Dr Strange movie
MecoBoy - 6/3/2014, 1:11 PM
Ojala asen a Thanos bien chingon. Y con la noticia que va estar en Age of Ultron, me tiene emocionado

Vergas! necesito un jumex
McNyagano - 6/3/2014, 1:11 PM

Well there's no point at going back home, so I might as well watch whatever animated flick it is lol
soforizo - 6/3/2014, 1:12 PM
Crazy comparing this to Star Wars.
ezio619 - 6/3/2014, 1:12 PM
Yossarian-thats an AWESOME pic of Thanos and i think the hologram he is looking at is his newly discovered son-Thane
ezio619 - 6/3/2014, 1:13 PM
soforizo-it may or may not be good or maybe wont be as culturally explosive as star wars but its a space adventure film so it will be compared
Pasto - 6/3/2014, 1:14 PM
This should be interesting.
LAsBruceWayne - 6/3/2014, 1:15 PM

Nick56 - 6/3/2014, 1:16 PM
@ezio yeah, I'll still go in with an open mind and all, just not as hyped as some people. And Empire Strikes Back is my favourite movie of all time yet this movie, at most, feels like faux-Star its trying to replicate the tone and feel but missing the point...almost like John Carter from a couple years ago imo. Oh well though, hope its good
GliderMan - 6/3/2014, 1:16 PM
So this really is Marvel's Star Wars. That's what all of my friends are saying, lol. And I'm just like "Guys, it's more than that! Trust me!" But they don't trust me.

Hopefully this will have something to do with Avengers: Age of Ultron, in some form or fashion.
DanteSparda - 6/3/2014, 1:17 PM
By the title I thought there were going to be more striking similarities with Star Wars but sounds like they are revealing him in a very similar fashion as in the comics, cool beans!
Pasto - 6/3/2014, 1:17 PM
"meh...for some reason I can't get excited for Guardians. I'll see it but for someone who is unfamiliar with the comics and characters the trailers have done nothing for me."

I must agree with this.
LordMushu - 6/3/2014, 1:17 PM
Wait....@McNayo u seeing this movie soon ????
rockerdude22 - 6/3/2014, 1:18 PM
Sounds awesome!! Thanos is my favorite comic book villain, so this news gets me even more excited!!
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 1:18 PM

That's a pretty cool shot of the Kree holding Ronan's universal weapon next to him
ezio619 - 6/3/2014, 1:18 PM
LAs- i love that image, it fits with the take gunn on doing on ronan in this film which is him making a deal with thanos in that he will help thanos attain the orb and in exchange, Thanos will help Ronan eradicate the enemies of the Kree which are The Xandarians and him having a religious bent to him which gunn said is fully told through that image in that Ronan believes strength is virtue and weakness is sin
KingOnslaught - 6/3/2014, 1:19 PM
Thank god because if the Aether was the power gem and seeing how they bitched malekith in Thor 2 it would have been a serious let down if had that been the power gem.
MrFridayNights - 6/3/2014, 1:19 PM
Damn I can't wait for GOTG because it will prove that a space epic can work on CBM's take note WB!!!!!!!!!!
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 1:20 PM
Or is that Nebula?
ezio619 - 6/3/2014, 1:20 PM
NICK-i dont think its trying to replicate that tone and feel...imo it has its own tone and feel to it which is its not taking itself too seriously wherein star wars plays itself straightforward
MrFridayNights - 6/3/2014, 1:20 PM
Please Marvel don't Disneyfied Thanos I want the ruthless Thanos from the comics straight to the big screen!!!!!!!!!
MarkV - 6/3/2014, 1:21 PM
Yeah, I want to like this, but am doubtful.

Would love to be wrong, really digging Marvel Studios again after Cap 2.
JoJo1982 - 6/3/2014, 1:21 PM
Come on Nova movie!!! :D
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