Over at the Huffington Post they have posted an interview with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige. He mostly discusses Thor: The Dark World, but when asked about Thanos, he had the following to say:
So, I have a theory. Is the reason Thanos isn’t the villain in the second “Avengers” movie is because he’s kind of the end boss in a video game? As in, where would you go after him?
That’s …. we never thought of it exactly like that, but I’d say that’s a fair analogy, yes. It’s also, you look at some classic story lines in the comics and they tease out characters like that — big bads like that — for sometimes years. I think Walter Simonson was teasing Surter for years before he popped up. It’s fun to have the luxury to build somebody up like that.
Though this is somewhat disappointing to hear, I get that they want something more for Thanos. I know when I saw him turn to face us at the end of The Avengers, my head nearly exploded from excitement. Guess we are just going to have to wait a little while longer to see the Mad Titan wreak havoc across the Marvel Universe. (Source: Huffington Post)