Thanos Is Main Character In Avengers: Infinity War
Good news for fans of Marvel villains as it's learned the big bad of The Avengers: Infinity War will be front and center.
Marvel Studios doesn't have the best track record when it comes to their villains as, aside from Loki, they are all pretty much one-sided and rather bland.
“Well, I mean, it always varies, but it always starts with what serves the story the most and what serves the hero the most. We’ve been criticized, if a big criticism of ours is that we focus on the heroes more than the villains, I think that’s probably true. I don’t think it will always be true and I think some of you spoke to Chris and Steve at the Civil War junket. When the heck was that, yesterday? Last week? And they talked about, in appropriately oblique terms, Thanos. Thanos in Infinity War is, you know, in a movie that has a lot of characters, you could almost go so far as to say he is the main character, and that’s a bit of a, that’s a bit of a departure from what we’ve done before, but that was appropriate for a movie called Infinity War.”
So according to Kevin Feige's statement, we can expect to see a lot from Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War as the Mad Titan needs to hunt down the Infinity Stones to form the Infinity Gauntlet. It's possible a majority of Avengers: Infinity War could focus on Thanos' quest for the Infinity Stones, with possibly the untitled Avengers 4 featuring the Avengers assembling against Thanos in the final battle.
Five of the six Infinity Stones are known with:
Tesseract / Space Stone (Captain America: The First Avenger)
Aether / Reality Stone (Thor: The Dark World)
Orb / Power Stone (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Scepter / Mind Stone (Loki's Staff/Avengers)
Eye of Agamotto / Time Stone (Doctor Strange)
Soul Stone / unknown
There is also a theory that the locations of the Infinity Stones spell out THANOS:
"The Avengers: Infinity War" has a May 4, 2018 release starring Josh Brolin as Thanos. Marvel Studios has yet to officially announce the cast, but the following are thought/confirmed to be a part of the movie: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Tom Holland and Brie Larson.