According to International Business Times on Sunday, it had been announced recently by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige that "Guardians of the Galaxy" villain Thanos had been cast. Also director James Gunn described a bit more about Ronan the Accuser's role in the film and how he is in league with the Mad Titan.
For those fans who stayed until the end tease in Joss Whedon's "The Avengers" during the post-Chitauri invasion during the Battle of New York, one may have caught a glimpse of the purple beast of a villain as he turns his head towards the camera, smiling happily as he's alerted to "courting death" if he continues to deal with the humans. This comes as no surprised to fans, but in the comic book stories, Thanos is enamored by the personification of Mistress Death. He aims to please her by killing as much people as possible in the universe to create some kind of balance.
Though Feige had expressed that Thanos was cast with an actor, but he followed that up with, "There is an actor. I'm not sure we want to announce it yet". Damion Poitier played the role of Thanos at the end tease to "The Avengers", but at this time it's under wraps and it's no surprise that the Marvel Studios president of production is doing so.
Gunn expressed a bit more about the other villain in "Guardians of the Galaxy" who is in league with Thanos. Lee Pace will be playing the role of Ronan the Accuser. According to Gunn, "Thanos is a character in our movie. ... He works with Ronan. In my movie, Ronan works for Thanos, and Ronan is the main bad guy in our film". Gunn also gave great praise to Chris Pratt who plays the cocky chracter Star-Lord and is seen in a trailer where he evades Korath the Pursuer. It is interesting that these characters have titles that follow their name in a "Conan the Barbarian"-like way.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters on Aug. 1.