We all got our first real look at the big bad Marvel villain Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, and this character is going to be a major threat in the Marvel cinematic universe. The studio has been slowly building the character, and one day he's going to unleash the fury, which will most likely be unlike anything we've ever seen in the Marvel movies before.
During a recent roundtable interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed that the inspiration behind the portrayal of Thanos up until this point has been Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars universe. Here's his explanation:
"The idea [of this portrayal] was to be basically just another step forward based on what we saw in Avengers. In Avengers we saw the back of his throne and the turn toward camera, three-quarter smirk. We wanted Ronan to be the bad guy [in GotG]. We wanted to focus on the creation of the Guardians team itself, so didn’t want to spend too much time with Thanos.
"But we wanted to showcase that there’s a guy behind the guy behind the guy. The Emperor in The Empire Strikes Back, [behind] Darth Vader. So we wanted to see a little bit more of him, a little bit of attitude. See him, and hear him for the first time. And just to get — which is one of my favorite shots in the whole movie — him leaning back on his throne and smirking, which he does on every cover of every Thanos comic book, which is cool."
Thanos is going to end up being a much more badass and hardcore villain than the Emperor ever was though. I can't wait for the day where we get to see him unleash hell. Wouldn't it be crazy if he actually won at the end of one of these Marvel movies?