Ever since his brief introduction during The Avengers' post-credit scene, fans have been waiting to see more of the Mad Titan himself, Thanos. Josh Brolin was cast as the iconic villain, whose first full appearance came in the 2014 blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, along with a brief appearance at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. We don't know if he will surface in any of the other Phase Three movies, but Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely confirmed in a recent interview that Thanos will most definitely be the primary villain in that two-part adventure, and that he will have plenty of screen time. Here's what Stephen McFeely had to say, when asked what fans should most look forward to in Infinity War.
"[Thanos]. It's easy. Really giving him good scenes. You know, he's never been the villain in any of the movies. He's never been the main character in that way, so giving lots of good screen time to Thanos is paramount and pretty fun....He hasn't had an amazing scene. I think it's an advantage ultimately, right? Because people are anticipating this guy coming in and really delivering the goods. So, I think they're eager, and we just have to deliver it. We don't have to convince them that he's gonna be interesting. We just have to execute what has been teased."
Back in January, Infinity War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo teased that there will be a whopping 67 characters in the two-part movie, a number they have since backed away from. Christopher Markus added in the writers' interview with The Huffington Post that there are merely the possibility for that many characters to show up in both Infinity War movies, but the final count may not be that high. Here's what the writer had to say about the character count, and how the directors came up with that number.
"That number comes from the fact that that's everyone who's already been introduced. If you line up all the characters who are available to use from the prior Marvel movies, it racks up to about 60 something characters, let alone the new ones you could bring in."
Stephen McFeely also clarified that there won't be "67 lead parts" in Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, and with all of these characters coming together, it remains to be seen who will actually be the leads, and who will be relegated to supporting roles. Production on Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II is scheduled to begin at the end of this year, with a report from last April claiming that both movies will shoot back-to-back in a massive nine-month shoot. What do you think about these new Thanos details for Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II?