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Well that didn't take long. Just yesterday it was confirmed that James Gunn ('Super') would in fact be directing the filmic version of Marvels 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' and already sources are asserting who the chief baddie of the upcoming film will be. Cosmic Book News has purportedly talked to Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos, who has evidently confirmed that the death-worshiping titan teased at the end of 'The Avengers,' will be the villain for not only 'The Avengers 2,' but also 'Guardians of the Galaxy'as well. Marvel is currently hard at work on its second phase of superhero movies and it looks as if Thanos will represent another unifying thread.
At first, I was ready to write off this news as speculation, but the fact that the source is Thanos' creator lends a certain elevated credibility. It's less-than-shocking that Thanos will be the antagonist of Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers 2.' The guy freaking shows up in the mid-credit stinger and is revealed as the puppet master pulling the strings of the Chitauri army. If that wasn't a setup for the next movie, it was incredibly unnecessary. I find this move a bit curious, and I fully admit this may just be my own comic book ignorance. But is the connection between Thanos and The Guardians of the Galaxy strong enough to warrant his being the villain? Obviously they've crossed paths before, but something about this smacks of Marvel trying too hard to tie all the ends of their universe together at the expense of a smaller title's more established canon. Will Badoon'sstory still be allowed to be fleshed out if the focus is Thanos?
What do you guys think? Is Thanos an appropriate villain for The Guardians or is this Marvel trying to make something fit where it doesn't belong?
Source: Cosmic Book News