Last month, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer gave fans their first look at the chaos Thanos will bring when he shows up to collect the remaining Infinity Stones and now Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige says won't have to wait for something really bad to happen in the upcoming film. It happens in the first five minutes.
Feige appeared via video link at a panel at CCXP17 last weekend in Brazil, answering questions about the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War and so much of the movie remains a secret, he did reveal that the film doesn't pull any punches. After years of teasing, Thanos will bring the bad right away.
"Well it's certainly the biggest movie we've ever made," Feige explained. "It is still shooting, we've been shooting all year long and Josh Brolin is doing an amazing job of playing Thanos. 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. So, 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."
To say that the MCU has been teasing Thanos for a long time is almost an understatement. The Mad Titan has appeared or been mentioned in four of the MCU films, menacing both the Earth-bound Avengers as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy and fans are eagerly anticipating seeing the villain's master plan unfold, even if they are concerned with how the character's appearance keeps changing. But Feige confirming that things get serious and quickly in Avengers: Infinity War doesn't sound promising for the heroes and neither does finding out that Thanos isn't coming alone. The Mad Titan has some help -- even if he doesn't really need it.
"He's got some company," Feige said. "He's got some old faces that you'll recognize. A certain brother of Thor might show up for a while with him and he has his own team called the Black Order which is a brand-new selection of villains. But really, Thanos doesn't need much help. He can pretty much take care of it himself."
Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters on May 4, 2018.