Speaking to Desde Hollywood, Avengers Assemble director and Marvel Phase 2 mastermind Joss Whedon teased a more long-term plan for Marvel Comics villain Thanos, hinting that we might have to wait until the third ensemble film to see the Mad Titan defeated.
“Well, Thanos is more powerful. He is so powerful, he is not someone you can just trot out and punch him,” explained Whedon.
“Like he did in the comics, you want him to be threading through the universe and to save the big finale for the big finale. He is definitely a part of what I’ve got going on. The thing about the Avengers is that they are very powerful, but they’re not very stable. So, there will definitely be some people that will shake them up in the next instalment.”