Kevin Feige Talks Thanos And Marvel Phase Two

Speaking to MTV Splash Page, Kevin Feige, Marvel’s mastermind behind its lucrative cinematic universe, shared his thoughts on the mid-credits reveal of future villain Thanos and the studio’s plans for the character, as well as mapping out Phase Two of the shared universe.

Check out what he had to say below.

“There’s a great track record now about lobbing something in at the last moment to get the audience buzzing. Particularly when it came to Thanos, [we knew] that most people in that audience had no idea who that purple guy was — but they could clearly tell he was important, and knew if they asked the two or three people sitting next to them, somebody would know who he was.

Clearly, there’s a purpose to us putting him in the end of that movie. We do have plans for him. I wouldn’t say we ever feel the need to rush anything one way or the other. We succeeded in Phase One because we stuck to our guns and stuck to the plan. That plan took place over many, many years and it ultimately paid off. I see Phase Two unfolding in the same way of us taking our time, us doing what’s right for each individual movie, while folding in elements that will not only build up to the culmination of Phase Two, but even Phase Three.”

From the above statement, I’m willing to bet that Marvel doesn’t pull the Thanos card so early, meaning we might not see him in Guardians of the Galaxy, or even The Avengers 2.

Instead, we’ll likely see a slow build to a much bigger Avengers 3, much like all four solo films in Phase One built to the crescendo that The Avengers turned out to be. I’m sure we’ll see little easter eggs scattered throughout that build-up, but we’ll have to wait a while for the full thing.

Anybody else excited for Phase Two to begin? I know I am. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.