The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a lot of trouble. Sure, the heroes of the MCU have already contended with the likes of Ultron, Loki and an assortment of interchangeable duds who are unceremoniously killed off in their respective film debuts, but they havent had to deal with an entity like Thanos. Marvels answer to DCs Darkseid and the true big bad of the Marvel universe, Thanos has been the one behind the scenes, pulling the strings all along, like a nihilistic Jim Henson. The Infinity Gems are his prize to take and, as seen at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, he is now ready to get off of his very uncomfortable looking rock throne and go get them himself. Which spells doom for any Marvel Studios actor whose contracts will nearly be up by the time the two part Avengers: Infinity War comes around. Thanos – who is basically a god – was born to Eternals and subject to a Deviant gene at birth, causing him to become like that of a mutant of Titan, developing augmented strength, physical abilities and the power to absorb cosmic energy and consciously use it as a kinetic force. Also, it gave him skin like Grimace, everyones least favourite McDonalds character. All you need to do is look at some of the aliases of Thanos to know that the guy is not one to be scoffed at. Youve got The Mad Titan, Avatar of Death, Masterlord, The Overmaster, The God of Death, The All-Father, Prune Chin, Purple Puss and Ultimate Nihilist. Plus, theres the fact that he is literally in love with death. Like, he wants to take her to the movies and awkwardly make physical contact. Obviously, with a character like Thanos, there are numerous awesome moments from the comics that need to be shown in Avengers: Infinity War. Come with me to witness the metal that is Thanos and see which 9 awesome moments we can only hope to witness.
9. When He Made A Wonderful First Impression (Iron Man #55)
You want to know how to make an entrance? You make the supreme being of the MCU, Robert Downey Jr., kneel before you. Thanos initially debuted in a filler issue of Iron Man, penned by Jim Starlin, who was only there to cover writing duties for two issues. However, Thanos did not waste any time establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with and it was Tony Starks fingers that first felt his wrath. Picture this: Iron Man, in all his smarminess and swagger, is doing what he does best only to have some purple alien guy, who still looked cool despite wearing an outfit that ended at his crotch, turn up and make himself known by stepping on his hand. Introducing himself as emperor of Titan (which he hadnt even conquered yet; confidence!) and eventual ruler of Earth, Thanos left Tony Stark feeling like he just got to first base with Dawn OKeefe from Teeth. Thanos left just as quickly as he appeared, but not before he brushed off Iron Mans expected snarky comeback by saying hes not going to waste his time with a primitive life-form. Yes, Thanos called a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist with a well-groomed goatee and war suits (plural) something akin to a monkey that slings its poop at gawking children. In his very first appearance. How It Would Work In Infinity War: Thanos was already introduced all the way back in Avengers and was given a brief speaking role in the post-credits scene of Age of Ultron, but he hasn’t had screen time with any characters, save for that one alien from Pan’s Labyrinth. In Infinity War, they should have Thanos initially show the heroes just how powerful he really is by making him incapacitate someone strong in a non-flashy way. He could do exactly what he did in Iron Man #55 by standing on Stark’s hand and not flinching from the might of the suit. Substitute Iron Man’s hand for Cap’s shield or Mjolnir and the effect is still the same. Thanos doesn’t need to say be all, ‘I am Thanos! Emperor of the universe and keeper of the chin! Feel my wrath, lowly mortals!’. Have him be quiet, stoic and smug by not uttering a word the first time he comes around. Actions speak louder than words.