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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