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Thanos is not quite ready to be the star-villain of his own Marvel movie yet. Though the mad titan made his big-screen debut way back in 2012, during the end credits of The Avengers, we won’t be seeing him in all his big bad glory until The Avengers 3, probably. But that doesn’t mean we won’t catch glimpses of him throughout other Marvel films, specifically this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy. New details have surfaced regarding the role Thanos will play in Guardians. Beware, spoilers ahead.
According to Vulture (via /Film) Thanos, who will be voiced by Josh Brolin, will appear in the first act of Guardians albeit as a hologram. However, he will appear in the flesh for one scene, which also includes Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and Nebula (Karen Gillan). His presence will be “palpable throughout the film” as characters will make references to him, especially Zoe Salanda‘s Gamora, who shares some history with him.

No details came up on what Thanos’ arc will be in the film, but fans believe the film series is leading up to the Infinity Gauntlet storyline, with the mad titan attempting to collect the six infinity Gems throughout. Since Ultron is the main villain in the next Avengers film, Thanos role will probably be downplayed for a bit, but so far, it seems like each Marvel film, invaliding Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor: The Dark World, and of course, The Avengers, is leading up for this supervillain to take over.

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1.

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