The Marvel Cinematic Universe Has Found Its Thanos

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There has never been a question whether or not the character of Thanos would appear in the Marvel cinematic universe, but amidst all the casting rumors and announcements of recent months his name is one that has been noticeably missing from conversation.

Speaking with Empire Magazine in a new interview, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige confirmed that Thanos has already been cast for the upcoming Guardians Of The Galaxy film. Feige was not willing to reveal the name, but it’s probably okay to assume an announcement will surface in the months ahead.

Speaking on Guardians‘ release, Feige did offer:

“Guardians will feel and seem the most separate [of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films], but in a summer where people are going to see a lot of sequels, some of which are ours … we were excited about the idea of bringing something new and totally unexpected to the screen.”

A few additional new details regarding the upcoming Marvel releases can be found on IGN.

We’ve known Thanos was coming since he was teased in The Avengers, but things really began moving forward at the end of Thor: The Dark World. It’s likely he will appear in more than one film, but it’s not in Marvel’s nature to reveal those kind of details this early in development.

As to who might be cast in the role, it’s hard to say. The character seen on screen will almost certainly be entirely CGI, so all Marvel really needs is a voice that can convey an alien God with a pitch black soul who thrives on the destruction of everything. Maybe Laurence Fishburne? Tom Hardy? Comment below and throw in your two cents.

Guardians Of The Galaxy will hit theaters in August 2014.

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