‘Avengers: Infinity War’s’ Thanos May End Marvel’s History Of Unimpressive Villains; Josh Brolin To Play Thanos

8 February 2017, 7:24 am EST By Ritwik Roy Mobile & Apps

Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War" is currently in production and it is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. While the movie was originally planned to be done in two parts, a re-titling has revealed that the second part will be a different movie. Anthony and Joe Russo have previously helmed the two Captain America movies, "The Winter Soldier" and "Civil War." Even though both the "Avengers: Infinity War" parts are being shot together, they won't be two parts of the same story.

According to Game Spot, "Avengers: Infinity War" is set to hit theatres on May 4, 2018, followed by the untitled fourth movie on May 3, 2019. Recently, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige revealed the movie's main character and it's the villain Thanos. The movie will see every superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe unite for the franchise's biggest movie ever.

Josh Brolin of "No Country For Old Men" and "Sicario" fame will play Thanos. The character has only revealed itself in glimpses up to now. Remember "Guardians of the Galaxy" and mid-credit sequence of 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron?" During an interview with Collider, Feige noted that Thanos' role will be considerably different to his brief appearance in the MCU to date. With only three films left before "Avengers: Infinity War," it will be interesting to see how Marvel plans to make Thanos a villain worthy of the biggest crossover in the MCU to date.

Marvel has always struggled with its villains as most of them have been uninteresting and underdeveloped. However, Feige believes this problem is going to go away with Thanos.

"Thanos in Infinity War is - in a movie that has a lot of characters, you could almost go so far as to say he is the main character, and that's a bit of a departure from what we've done before, but that was appropriate for a movie called Infinity War," he said.

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