Thanos has yet to use the full power of the Infinity Gauntlet in The Avengers: Infinity War, but the Mad Titan is already being named as one of the greatest villains ever!
Empire Magazine’s March 2018 issue sports a “Greatest Villains Cover” where Thanos is featured along with other bad guys including Darth Vader, the Alien xenomorph, Heath Ledger’s Joker from The Dark Knight, Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, Die Hard‘s Hans Gruber, Harry Potter‘s Lord Voldemort, Terminator 2‘s T-1000, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi‘s Kylo-Ren, Tom Hiddlston’s Loki and Gollum from Lord of the Rings.
The cover notes the villains where chosen by the fans and that they duke it out inside!
Thanos is being played by Josh Brolin in The Avengers: Infinity War and The Avengers 4 as the Mad Titan is on a quest to acquire the six Infinity Stones.
“Every one represents a power. A massive power. And all of them together, the ultimate power,” Brolin recently told Good Morning America. “There’s a few in [The Avengers: Infinity War trailer], and he’s always pining to get another one in there. So ultimately, we don’t know. I haven’t done the second movie, so I don’t know. I literally don’t know what the second script [for Avengers 4] is. I don’t know if they finished the second script. That’s the truth. I don’t know. I think that they are in the midst of structuring and restructuring.”
Brolin continued with talk of Thanos.
“The thing with Thanos that you don’t understand is there is times when it can become psychological and not necessarily brute force. Interesting. More interesting for adults now. Maybe not for kids–not that statement, but to you, your eyes kind of glimmered. Intelligence, man. Intelligence. Diving right in. It is a smart movie. It is a really smart movie,” Brolin said. “He’s a smart character. I had no idea. In all truth. When I did the teaser, we had like thirty-six cameras or something, and I sat on a seat, and I wasn’t working with anybody. Now like being actually involved and interacting.. I can’t. I want to mention characters, and I can’t, but of the characters that are in it, it’s way more emotional and way more interactive than I thought. So it’s actually a lot of fun and a lot deeper than I thought. A lot more emotional than I thought.”
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay. “Avengers: Infinity War” releases in U.S. theaters on May 4, 2018.