It seems that Marvel has once again pulled a fast one on us. After teasing a Thanos appearance in The Avengers’ post credits scene, after an initial denial that the mad titan will be in Guardians of the Galaxy, and after announcing that The Avengers sequel’s big bad will be Ultron, they went ahead and confirmed that yes, Thanos is going to be appearing…in Guardians of the Galaxy.
The announcement came from head honcho Kevin Feige himself, during a quick interview he did with IGN after Marvel’s Hall H panel at the San Diego Comic-Con:
“I think somebody on the Guardians panel let loose that Thanos is a part of the movie, which he is,” revealed Feige. “Thanos plays a part in Guardians, as the mastermind.”
“He very much exists on nearly another plane from any of the other characters,” continued Feige, “and we have big plans for him over a long long time.”