Marvel Boss Talks About Teasing Thanos

Since his tease during the end credits of last year’s “The Avengers,” we’ve been made aware that the Marvel comic villain Thanos will emerge as a major antagonist in future Marvel movies.

Of course, that’s some time off as Marvel’s Kevin Feige suggests he won’t be a primary villain until “The Avengers 3” in 2018. Talking with The Huffington Post, Feige says he’s enjoying the slow tease as “it’s fun to have the luxury to build somebody up.”

The interviewer then asked him if Thanos is essentially like the end boss of a video game – we fight minions and ‘level bosses’ first before taking on the end boss:

“We never thought of it exactly like that, but I’d say that’s a fair analogy. You look at some classic story lines in the comics and they tease out characters like that — big bads like that — for sometimes years. I think Walter Simonson was teasing Surtur for years before he popped up.”

The end credits of “Thor: The Dark World” sport a scene that suggests “Guardians of the Galaxy” will have a more blatant Thanos tease, while 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will no doubt have a rather substantial one.