While Thanos is obviously the villain in Avengers: Infinity War, at this point, it hasn’t really been made certain as to who the villain would be in Avengers 4. It’s been speculated that Thanos could be killed off in Infinity War, but nothing has been revealed. A recent Instagram post from the actor portraying the Marvel villain, Josh Brolin, may have revealed that he’ll be around in the fourth film:
Dear Mom. Hey, it’s me, Than. So, I’m most likely coming home for Christmas but I have to finish this thing first. I think you’ll be proud. Anyway, I just wanted to send you this quick shot of me to let you know I’m okay. I love you, and I’ll see you as soon as I destroy…sorry…I mean, I’ll see you when I’ve finished. Love you! Thanos. #alwayslookingout #familyiseverything #imaybeuglybutimloved #infinitywar #whoops #mom?
Kevin Feige recently revealed that there will be no doubt as to how bad of a villain Thanos is, as he does something awful at the beginning of Infinity War:
“Within the first five minutes of Infinity War, people will understand why Thanos is the biggest and baddest villain in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.You know, we’ve been teasing Thanos since the very first Avengers film. Remember the end of Avengers, the very end of the movie he turns around in the chair and you realize something bad is coming. We’ve been teasing him for years and the trick is when you tease something for that long you have to deliver.”
It’s the comments Feige made about Avengers 4 that make the possibility of Thanos sticking around even more interesting, as he said:
“There will be two distinct periods. Everything before Avengers 4 and everything after. I know it will not be in ways people are expecting.”
As far as the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is concerned, we get Black Panther February 8th and then Infinity War, which, judging by the synopsis, is going to be one huge film:
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.
Infinity War hits theaters on May 8th, while Avengers 4 will be here May 3rd, 2019.
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