The Avengers movie has been in production for a couple weeks now and thus far no one has been able to definitively confirm who the film’s villains are that will necessitate the superheroes banding together other than Loki seeking revenge.
The first round of rumors and a subsequent leaked script suggest that Loki will use the Tesseract i.e. Cosmic Cube to bring The Skrulls to Earth and wreck havoc. That rumor still stands, but apparently The Skrulls won’t be the only one giving Iron Man and the gang headaches.
According to an inside scooper at Latino Review, Thanos will also appear in The Avengers and be up to no good. They claim to know why he’s in the movie but stopped short of sharing those juicy bits.
The interesting thing about Thanos is he wears the Infinity Gauntlet, the gold glove seen at Comic-Con last year and subsequently in a cameo capacity in Thor. Could the Gauntlet’s multiple appearances be an early tease of what’s to come next summer?
If you’re wondering who Thanos is, according to Wikipedia his character is derived from Thanatos who is the personification of death and mortality in Greek Mythology. He uses the Infinity Gauntlet’s powers to appease a more powerful personification of death by trying to slay as many inhabitants of the Marvel Universe that he can.
As you can see in the image below, Thanos is a big purple alien hulking brute who could probably crush Iron Man by sitting on him. His presence, mostly likely all CGI if this rumor pans out to be true, would make for a formidable enemy to The Hulk.
Source: Latino Review