Kevin Feige on Ant-Man and Thanos

News Simon Brew 25 Apr 2014 - 07:14

More Marvel teasing, as Kevin Feige reveals how Ant-Man helped shape The Avengers. Plus: who is playing Thanos?

We're set in between the release of Marvel's two movies for 2014 at the moment, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier making lots of money around the world, and Guardians Of The Galaxy not set for release until August.

Furthermore, Edgar Wright's long-mooted Ant-Man movie is going before the cameras, with Paul Rudd in the lead role, and Marvel Studios' boss Kevin Feige has admitted that alterations were made to accommodate what Wright wanted from the movie. "We changed, frankly, some of the MCU [Marvel cinematic universe] to accommodate this version of Ant-Man. Knowing what we wanted to do with Edgar and with Ant-Man, going years and years back, helped to dictate what we did with the roster for Avengers that first time", Feige told Empire. "It was a bit of both in terms of his idea for the Ant-Man story influencing the birth of the MCU in the early films leading up to Avengers".

Feige had another tease too, with regards the upcoming appearance of Thanos - as teased at the end of The Avengers back in 2012 - in Guardians Of The Galaxy. It had been assumed that Thanos would be a digital creation, but Feige has now revealed that "there is an actor. I'm not sure we want to announce it yet".

Tell us it's Statham, Kevin. Tell us it's Statham...

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Vin Diesel's Thanos, isn't he? He'd be such a great Thanos. The whole Groot thing must surely be misdirection, I mean, come on. There's only so many ways to say "I am Groot".

I vote John Noble for Thanos. I also vote me for Adam Warlock. Maybe Pip. I'm easy.

I like this idea! Would be great misdirection. Wasnt there also talk of The Rock being up for a big marvel role?

Can there be any question that it should be Ron Perlman for Thanos?

If they can have ultimate nick fury, the black one, then why not ultimate Spider-Man, the Dominican one? Who can play miles morales? Obviously, me. I'm built but I'm fat, all's I gotta do is cut. With that salary, I can have my own chef. And lambo. You need transportation to and from the set and the mansion on the estate on 20 acres. Plus I speak Spanish, I eat platanos, and I can't dance to salsa but I eat that too. Hang out with Nova, Luke Cage, i do all that already, it won't even be a big deal. I met Brad and Angelina (they don't like Brangelina, so I call them And) at my family's' restaurant after Katrina in 07', when they lived in New Orleans, and they laughed at a joke I said. We're practically family! I'm perfect for the role. Me or Rey Mysterio, but who watches wrestling anymore? I'll be awaiting Kevin Feige's call.

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