From the moment we saw the ending of Avengers, we all had a single thought in our minds: Thanos is coming. One of the best villains in Marvel comics, Thanos has clashed many times with the Avengers and their allies, especially with the Infinity Gauntlet, which we know is not only out there, but several of the Infinity Stones have been shown in the movies.
For Infinity War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the challenge is to make sure he delivers for fans who have been waiting since Avengers to see him in action. According to their interview with the Huffington Post, it shouldn’t be a problem:
“[Thanos]. It’s easy,” said McFeely. “Really giving him good scenes. You know, he’s never been the villain in any of the movies. He’s never been the main character in that way, so giving lots of good screen time to Thanos is paramount and pretty fun.”
“There’s an aspect of, you know, people know what’s coming, so our challenge is how best are we going to handle this somewhat known quantity. But also he’s barely been touched on. He’s at about 20 seconds of screen time,” said Markus.
“He hasn’t had an amazing scene. I think it’s an advantage ultimately, right? Because people are anticipating this guy coming in and really delivering the goods. So, I think they’re eager, and we just have to deliver it. We don’t have to convince them that he’s gonna be interesting. We just have to execute what has been teased,” said McFeely.