Then at Comic-Con, Djimon Hounsu stated that his character is an ally to Thanos.
Following that, Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige confirmed that Thanos would be the mastermind in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Now, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn follows suit talking about the mid-credit villain in The Avengers movie as well.
"We have Thanos," James Gunn confirmed at the Comic-Con press conference following the Marvel Studios panel on Saturday, reports Crave. "Thanos is the thing connecting us to the rest of the Marvel Universe at this point and in the future we'll see what happens after this, but for right now, we're connected to the rest of the Marvel Universe because we're resetting the end of The Avengers."
Likewise, Gunn told MTV that the movie isn't a total origin story as we see and hear little bits of where the characters came from, and again mentions Thanos.
"Well, we are definitely connected by Thanos," Gunn told MTV. "This is the first movie in the Marvel Cosmic universe. We are connected to the rest of the universe and how that plays out is going to be seen as the future comes along. I know a few little things, but basically we are concentrating on this movie now, and making this movie the best we possibly can.
The Guardians of the Galaxy movie has an August 1, 2014 release directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Star-Lord, Dave Bautista as Drax The Destroyer and Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Benicio Del Toro as The Collector, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsu as Korath the Pursuer, with John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey and Glen Close as Nova Prime.
Also rumored for the movie are Ophelia Lovibond and Enzo Cilenti.
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Guardians of the Galaxy, based on the Marvel comic books of the same name, features an unlikely cast of characters who must team up in order to defeat a cosmic force of epic proportions.