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May. 27, 2011by: Mike Sampson

Since we don't know yet how exactly it works into the story, I'm not entirely clear how big of a spoiler this is but considering Marvel is being very secretive about THE AVENGERS, we'll mark this as being a SPOILER and I'd advice you turn away if you don't want to know anymore about the film.

We know that Loki was reported to be the big baddie in AVENGERS, something that was hinted at in the post-THOR stinger as he tracks down the Cosmic Cube (which plays a large part in this summer's CAPTAIN AMERICA). Loki will use the Cube to contact the Skrulls (how exactly is unclear) and bring them to Earth to cause massive destruction. But Latino Review is reporting there is another villain that Marvel is trying to keep under wraps.

The LR boys (who first brought us the news on Loki) are reporting that Thanos, the Mad Titan, will be appearing in the film with the Infinity Gauntlet (also seen briefly in THOR and on display at last year's Comic-Con). Little is known about his appearance yet but considering he's far more powerful than Loki and the Skrulls, he may be the film's big BIG bad.

Thanos' first appearance was in "Iron Man #55" in the 70s but he didn't gain major prominence until a early-90s miniseries "The Infinity Gauntlet." The Gauntlet was a mystical glove that contained six gems that, when combined, granted the wearer mastery over Time, Space, Mind, Soul, Reality, and Power. What's interesting is that Thanos is not a particularly common villain for any of The Avengers. Regardless, it looks like he'll be making some kind of appearance (with no actor attached, it could be a CG-style creation).

Source: Latino Review

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9:18AM on 05/30/2011

makes no sense

Unless he shows up at the end to set up the next Avengers movie. If they already haev Loki and plan to toss in the Skrulls then there isn't much room for Thanos and i doubt Whedon would do something like that.

I'd almost call bullshit just cause if you've ever read Infinity Gauntlet you know it takes a LOT more then just the Avengers to deal with Thanos while he has the gauntlet. It could be done but it would have to be very diminished in scale.
Unless he shows up at the end to set up the next Avengers movie. If they already haev Loki and plan to toss in the Skrulls then there isn't much room for Thanos and i doubt Whedon would do something like that.

I'd almost call bullshit just cause if you've ever read Infinity Gauntlet you know it takes a LOT more then just the Avengers to deal with Thanos while he has the gauntlet. It could be done but it would have to be very diminished in scale.
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11:23AM on 05/29/2011
movie's already gonna be a monster...hope it dosent tread into "overkill" water...
movie's already gonna be a monster...hope it dosent tread into "overkill" water...
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11:16AM on 05/29/2011
I'm OK with this as long at it's the post end-credits scene !
Otherwise it would be a bit of an overly crowded villains movie !
I'm OK with this as long at it's the post end-credits scene !
Otherwise it would be a bit of an overly crowded villains movie !
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3:16AM on 05/29/2011

I'm thinking a tease villain actually--

I think that Thanos wont be the main villain of the Avengers, that would just be too much.... Skrull world invasion and Loki and then Thanos? No-- I think somehow the Infinity Gauntlet will be a lead into Thanos! Using the Skrulls AND Thanos will be a bad idea and I dont think Marvel would use up two huge stories in a 2 hour movie WHILE doing an origin to the Avengers WHILE finally catching up to Loki.. No ways....

I say- Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet will be teased in Avengers, to be the
I think that Thanos wont be the main villain of the Avengers, that would just be too much.... Skrull world invasion and Loki and then Thanos? No-- I think somehow the Infinity Gauntlet will be a lead into Thanos! Using the Skrulls AND Thanos will be a bad idea and I dont think Marvel would use up two huge stories in a 2 hour movie WHILE doing an origin to the Avengers WHILE finally catching up to Loki.. No ways....

I say- Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet will be teased in Avengers, to be the main villain in Avengers 2. Or makes more sense to be the major Marvel Event in 2015 that Marvel hinted at before. Bringing in Fantastic Four, Dr. Strange, Adam Warlock, etc. cause Avengers can't tackle Thanos on their own.

AND THAT I AM STOKED ABOUT! CANT WAIT TO SEE THANOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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8:58PM on 05/28/2011
Thanos: Hands of Fate?
;p
Thanos: Hands of Fate?
;p
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6:12PM on 05/28/2011
The more I think about this, the more it seems like a cameo to set up a sequel. They are filming right now, no mention of this before or an actor to play him hint. That's the only way this would make sense because if you throw him and the Gauntlet in it's just WAY TOO much. I really hope it's something tiny so this doesn't end up like Spidey 3.
The more I think about this, the more it seems like a cameo to set up a sequel. They are filming right now, no mention of this before or an actor to play him hint. That's the only way this would make sense because if you throw him and the Gauntlet in it's just WAY TOO much. I really hope it's something tiny so this doesn't end up like Spidey 3.
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5:25PM on 05/28/2011

Set loki aside. Put Thanos in.

I say put loki in a supporting role. Thanos has a chance to become a great bad guy if they give him a chance.
I say put loki in a supporting role. Thanos has a chance to become a great bad guy if they give him a chance.
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3:36PM on 05/28/2011

super gay

this would be awesome for an AVENGERS TWO but for the first Avengers movie? this is fucking gay. Give me the actual Avengers origin story with Hulk going evil and being controlled by Loki or whatever... seriously, you make this the first movie? A huge alien invasion? What the hell are you going to make the sequel about?
this would be awesome for an AVENGERS TWO but for the first Avengers movie? this is fucking gay. Give me the actual Avengers origin story with Hulk going evil and being controlled by Loki or whatever... seriously, you make this the first movie? A huge alien invasion? What the hell are you going to make the sequel about?
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11:40PM on 06/02/2011
2:37PM on 05/28/2011

Fucking BadAss!!

Thanos is one of my favorite characters of all time! I love Marvel's Cosmic Universe. It's some of the best story telling of all time.

I think I just completely stained my pants...
Thanos is one of my favorite characters of all time! I love Marvel's Cosmic Universe. It's some of the best story telling of all time.

I think I just completely stained my pants...
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1:49PM on 05/28/2011
After one year of saying BRING ME THANOS!! finally someone heared me..
After one year of saying BRING ME THANOS!! finally someone heared me..
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12:37PM on 05/28/2011
Loki and Skrulls will probably answer to Thanos, but Loki will have his own agenda.
Loki and Skrulls will probably answer to Thanos, but Loki will have his own agenda.
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12:15PM on 05/28/2011
Commencing nerdgasm in 3... 2... 1...
Commencing nerdgasm in 3... 2... 1...
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12:00PM on 05/28/2011
Sounds good to me! I thought it felt a little lacking with just Loki leading the charge.
Sounds good to me! I thought it felt a little lacking with just Loki leading the charge.
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12:00PM on 05/28/2011
Sounds good to me! I thought it felt a little lacking with just Loki leading the charge.
Sounds good to me! I thought it felt a little lacking with just Loki leading the charge.
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10:41AM on 05/28/2011
"Iron Man #55" from 1972! gr8 issue-The Blood Brothers are what made it so cool. So neat to hear they're working into "The Avengers" some Marvel heavy weights!(apparently Thanos?) The Marvel Universe has so much to offer any reader/viewer.
"Iron Man #55" from 1972! gr8 issue-The Blood Brothers are what made it so cool. So neat to hear they're working into "The Avengers" some Marvel heavy weights!(apparently Thanos?) The Marvel Universe has so much to offer any reader/viewer.
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8:01AM on 05/28/2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Perfect for Thanos, with some prosthetics and CGI.
Perfect for Thanos, with some prosthetics and CGI.
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7:31AM on 05/28/2011

Ack!

Hope this isnt true. So far all the Marvel films have followed the design and flavour of the Ultimate universe. Id have thought the team is brought to gether to take down the hulk early on then all team up to take on the skrulls. Whedon is a big millar/hitch fan and I hope he doesnt stray too far from it. Thanos is too much (and a little goofy) with everything else going on. aybe for the inevitable sequel.
Hope this isnt true. So far all the Marvel films have followed the design and flavour of the Ultimate universe. Id have thought the team is brought to gether to take down the hulk early on then all team up to take on the skrulls. Whedon is a big millar/hitch fan and I hope he doesnt stray too far from it. Thanos is too much (and a little goofy) with everything else going on. aybe for the inevitable sequel.
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3:45PM on 05/28/2011
EXACTLY!!!!
EXACTLY!!!!
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1:19AM on 05/28/2011
Loki is a pussy which means as usual; unless Christopher Nolan directs, this will be another superhero movie with a weak villain
Loki is a pussy which means as usual; unless Christopher Nolan directs, this will be another superhero movie with a weak villain
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12:30AM on 05/28/2011
I was hoping for the grim reaper, or the masters of evil. Skrulls woulda worked for the ff reboot.
I was hoping for the grim reaper, or the masters of evil. Skrulls woulda worked for the ff reboot.
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12:17AM on 05/28/2011
I liked Thanos the Mad Titan less than his brother...

Manos...the Hands of Fate...
I liked Thanos the Mad Titan less than his brother...

Manos...the Hands of Fate...
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12:12AM on 05/28/2011

Mixed..

Hey, I'm one of the first to love all things Marvel. Everything so far Avengers related has been awesome. And in Whedon I trust but...

Loki. Cosmic Cube. Skrulls. Thanos. Infinity Gauntlet.

That's a hell of a lot of villains/villanous objects. Makes me a bit nervous
Hey, I'm one of the first to love all things Marvel. Everything so far Avengers related has been awesome. And in Whedon I trust but...

Loki. Cosmic Cube. Skrulls. Thanos. Infinity Gauntlet.

That's a hell of a lot of villains/villanous objects. Makes me a bit nervous
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5:57PM on 05/28/2011
I agree on that. It's seems just way too much.
I agree on that. It's seems just way too much.
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11:38PM on 05/27/2011
Thanos is a whole nother level of villain. I agree with Half, he doesn't need the gauntlet he's so powerful. I hope they don't cheese him up cause this dude is bad ass.
Thanos is a whole nother level of villain. I agree with Half, he doesn't need the gauntlet he's so powerful. I hope they don't cheese him up cause this dude is bad ass.
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11:31PM on 05/27/2011
Ehhh, not sure bout this. Seems like TOO much. Assuming this flick will involve them coming togeht, err assembling for the first time. I would think all that along w/ Loki & the Skrulls as main villains would be enough and Thanos could be saved for a sequel . . . Of course maybe The Beyonder, Dr. Doom, Mr.Sinister and Apocalypse will be the villains in the sequel . . .
Ehhh, not sure bout this. Seems like TOO much. Assuming this flick will involve them coming togeht, err assembling for the first time. I would think all that along w/ Loki & the Skrulls as main villains would be enough and Thanos could be saved for a sequel . . . Of course maybe The Beyonder, Dr. Doom, Mr.Sinister and Apocalypse will be the villains in the sequel . . .
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12:33AM on 05/28/2011
Sinister and Apocalypse are probably part of the X-Men licensing and Doom is part of the Fantastic Four, which are all owned by Fox. The chances of them showing up in a Avengers movie is pretty slim.
Sinister and Apocalypse are probably part of the X-Men licensing and Doom is part of the Fantastic Four, which are all owned by Fox. The chances of them showing up in a Avengers movie is pretty slim.
2:06PM on 05/29/2011
As are the chances of me being serious when I posted. Jesus . . .
As are the chances of me being serious when I posted. Jesus . . .
11:20PM on 05/27/2011
I wonder if they got the idea to do this incase the new Superman turned out great and they decided to use Darkseid next? Your average movie goer would think DC is copying Marvel. That would suck if I never get to see a Darkseid/Superman live action fight...and no Smallville does NOT count.
I wonder if they got the idea to do this incase the new Superman turned out great and they decided to use Darkseid next? Your average movie goer would think DC is copying Marvel. That would suck if I never get to see a Darkseid/Superman live action fight...and no Smallville does NOT count.
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7:08PM on 05/28/2011
Technically it does count. Tom Welling played Superman and John Glover played Darkseid.
Technically it does count. Tom Welling played Superman and John Glover played Darkseid.
10:57PM on 05/27/2011

How does x-men play into all of this...

Since every marvel film is related to each other now. How is X-men related to all of this. Or it isn't.
Since every marvel film is related to each other now. How is X-men related to all of this. Or it isn't.
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11:14PM on 05/27/2011
He first showed up in Iron Man so it's good.
He first showed up in Iron Man so it's good.
12:02AM on 05/28/2011
The X-Men movies do not have anything to do with the Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Avengers movies. At All.
Since Fox owns the rights to the X-Men movies and not Marvel.
Let's just hope the next X-Men bombs and Marvel get the rights back..but that will likely not happen. Sucks!
The X-Men movies do not have anything to do with the Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and Avengers movies. At All.
Since Fox owns the rights to the X-Men movies and not Marvel.
Let's just hope the next X-Men bombs and Marvel get the rights back..but that will likely not happen. Sucks!
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10:47PM on 05/27/2011
I'm down to see a fight between hulk and thanos.
I'm down to see a fight between hulk and thanos.
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9:30PM on 05/27/2011
Marvel targeting preschoolers? Thanos and the infinity gauntlet are the main theme of the Superhero Squad cartoon series in season 2.
Mixed feelings on this. Nervous that it's going to get a little too cosmic.
Marvel targeting preschoolers? Thanos and the infinity gauntlet are the main theme of the Superhero Squad cartoon series in season 2.
Mixed feelings on this. Nervous that it's going to get a little too cosmic.
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2:40PM on 05/28/2011
You obviously don't read comics related to Marvel's Cosmic Universe...
You obviously don't read comics related to Marvel's Cosmic Universe...
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8:28PM on 05/27/2011
Schwarzenegger would be a good Thanos...
Schwarzenegger would be a good Thanos...
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12:03AM on 05/28/2011
Wow. You know what, he actually would be. Like for real.
Wow. You know what, he actually would be. Like for real.
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6:54PM on 05/27/2011
Having Thanos is awesome but not too sure about why they would want to have the infinity gauntlet. Thanos without the gauntlet could take on the Avengers on his own, with the gauntlet he would murder them all with a finger which he did in the comics.
Having Thanos is awesome but not too sure about why they would want to have the infinity gauntlet. Thanos without the gauntlet could take on the Avengers on his own, with the gauntlet he would murder them all with a finger which he did in the comics.
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6:21PM on 05/27/2011

Love This News!

Can't wait to see a trailer for this movie when things get rolling around. My expectations are actually pretty low so when this comes out i'll be blown away.
Can't wait to see a trailer for this movie when things get rolling around. My expectations are actually pretty low so when this comes out i'll be blown away.
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1:25AM on 05/28/2011
You saying you will be blown away because your expectations are low is like saying you pretty you don't have any expectations, but in fact, you do. If you think you'll be blown away, it means you have high expectations.
You saying you will be blown away because your expectations are low is like saying you pretty you don't have any expectations, but in fact, you do. If you think you'll be blown away, it means you have high expectations.
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6:10PM on 05/27/2011
This is great news Thanos is a cool villain..I just hope he's put to good use and actually looks like him unlike Galactus in that stupid Rise of the Silver Surfer.
This is great news Thanos is a cool villain..I just hope he's put to good use and actually looks like him unlike Galactus in that stupid Rise of the Silver Surfer.
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6:18PM on 05/27/2011
Wait, Galactus was in FFROTSS? jk. Holy crap what a piece of craptastic cinema that movie was. Tim Story should never again go anywhere near a Marvel based movie. What a doucheknuckle he was. Really? A f...in cloud? That's what you did with Galactus? Can I have my money back please?
Wait, Galactus was in FFROTSS? jk. Holy crap what a piece of craptastic cinema that movie was. Tim Story should never again go anywhere near a Marvel based movie. What a doucheknuckle he was. Really? A f...in cloud? That's what you did with Galactus? Can I have my money back please?
5:21PM on 05/27/2011

Hmmm....

Not sure how to take this. Since I don't read comics, but I'm still a nerd, I'm kinda bummed that I've never heard of this guy.

So, I assume that most of the general population also won't know who this is.

Kinda thought that you'd have to have a known super baddie for Avengers to work well....Galactus, Hulk, Loki, Mephisto, Dr. Doom....
Not sure how to take this. Since I don't read comics, but I'm still a nerd, I'm kinda bummed that I've never heard of this guy.

So, I assume that most of the general population also won't know who this is.

Kinda thought that you'd have to have a known super baddie for Avengers to work well....Galactus, Hulk, Loki, Mephisto, Dr. Doom....
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5:41PM on 05/27/2011
You know Mephisto, but you don't know Thanos? But also, Hulk and Loki are both in the movie.
You know Mephisto, but you don't know Thanos? But also, Hulk and Loki are both in the movie.
6:16PM on 05/27/2011
Can't have Galactus or Dr Doom cause they do not own the movie rights. Same with Mephisto. As much as a great portrayal of Dr Doom would be awesome for The Avengers, it's not going to happen.
Can't have Galactus or Dr Doom cause they do not own the movie rights. Same with Mephisto. As much as a great portrayal of Dr Doom would be awesome for The Avengers, it's not going to happen.
6:51PM on 05/27/2011
Your nerd-cred has been revoked offically!! Any one who reads marvel comics or comics in general knows who thanos is, you'd know him even if you played video games!!!
Your nerd-cred has been revoked offically!! Any one who reads marvel comics or comics in general knows who thanos is, you'd know him even if you played video games!!!
11:13PM on 05/27/2011
He's Marvel's version of Darkseid.
He's Marvel's version of Darkseid.