From The Infinity Gauntlet
Marvel’s recent crossover event Infinity recently ended, and with all the events with “Infinity” in the title, this was a crossover that included the Mad Titan, Thanos, as the villain. In Infinity, he had to share the stage with the Builders, and was only one front of a two-front war. Nonetheless, his parts in Infinity tied in heavily to who he is as a villain, and what motivates him.
Of course, other Thanos events like the Infinity Gauntlet help inform us as to who Thanos is and what he’s up to, but Infinity drew from more than that. They did a limited-run, 5-issue series called Thanos Rising which explored the origin story of Thanos. It’s interesting, because with this story, it’s hard to tell where the previous Thanos events fit in. Nonetheless, the psychological underpinnings of the character are explored and revealed in Thanos Rising.
And what they lay out is that this is a mentally unbalanced, overly powerful character, willing – and wanting – to kill anyone and anything. Conquering or razing worlds because he can. So I’ve read the Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos Rising, and Infinity, so let’s take a look at who this villain is! Spoilers to follow!
Posted in Character Studies, Comics, Good and Evil
Tagged Avengers, Avengers: Infinity, Death, Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity Gems, Marvel Infinity, Marvel Phase 2, Marvel Phase 3, New Avengers Illuminati, Thanos, Thanos Rising, Thor: The Dark World
If it hasn’t been obvious, say from posts about Marvel casting choices, I am very excited about the Marvel movie plans. On the Marvel Phase 2 front, we’re expecting films through 2015 right now, and a number of films are expected to be announced here at some point to carry us well into Phase 3.
From other studios, the most exciting is undoubtedly Brian Singer’s Days of Future Past, tapping into one of the most beloved storylines from the X-Men comics, and tying the sequels and prequels all together. There may even be further X-Men movies in the works?
But despite all the news we keep hearing, names of movies, or leaked photos from Brian Singer, official castings… They suddenly hit us with a trailer for two movies this last week. Check those out below! Continue reading
Posted in Comics, Movies, Trailer Watch
Tagged Black Widow, Bryan Singer, Captain America, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Charles Xavier, Days of Future Past, Falcon, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Marvel, Marvel Phase 2, Marvel Phase 3, SHIELD, Wolverine, X-Men, X-Men: First Class, Xavier's Dream