Thanos may be dead in the comics (more-or-less), but he's still set to wreak havoc on the rest of the Marvel Universe. After Marvel teased an all-new lineup for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy comic series kicking off this January, writer Donny Cates teased what life in a post-Thanos world could mean for everyone else.
Speaking to Marvel.com, Cates said that "Endgame," the first arc of the new Guardians story, will begin with the reading of Thanos's last will and testament.
"An artifact that Thanos' brother Eros dug out of his late brother's heart, which very well may spell doom for the entire universe. What horrid secrets are contained inside the will of the titan?!!"
Cates doesn't go into any detail beyond that, other than saying his plans for the Guardians storyline are going to be "insane." So what will it mean when the last will and testament of The Mad Titan is read? For starters, he kept it hidden around his actual heart, so it could only be retrieved after this death. And Thanos being immortal, he assumed that day would never come.
As far as who might get what, Thanos was killed by his daughter Gamora in the Infinity Wars comics (and she is currently being haunted by his ghost), so that could make her inheritance quite interesting. Then there's Eros, also known as Starfox, who actually dug the will out of his brother's decapitated body. So, it's possible that Thanos has something extra special in store for him.
Worth noting that there's an alternate Thanos currently running around the pages of Cosmic Ghost Rider, who was being raised by Frank Castle (yes, The Punisher himself). While there's no way of knowing if this parallel Thanos will come into play, the series was also written by Cates, so anything's possible.
At any rate, based on the promo image released yesterday, the reading of Thanos' last will and testament looks to be the must-attend event for the cosmic side of the Marvel Universe.
What havoc do you think Thanos will end up wreaking upon the pages of Marvel Comics? Sound off in the comments.
(h/t The Hollywood Reporter)