Kevin Feige confirms Thanos has been cast: teases The Vision and The Twins details for Avengers 2

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Nov 17, 2014, 4:38 PM EST (Updated)

Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige opened up about a bunch of things concerning director Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In an interview with Empire Magazine, Feige dropped some very interesting tidbits in regard to the eagerly anticipated sequel to 2012's hit superhero flick The Avengers.

Here are the interesting tidbits:

  • Thanos WILL be making a physical appearance in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. However, Feige did not reveal how he will be brought to life but confirmed that an actor has been cast: “There is an actor. I'm not sure we want to announce it yet.”
  • Kevin Feige also had this to say about the role Guardians of the Galaxy will play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large: “Guardians will feel and seem the most separate. But in a summer where people are going to see a lot of sequels, some of which are ours, and a lot of reboots and familiar faces, we were excited about the idea of bringing something new and totally unexpected to the screen.”
  • When quizzed about a character like the Scarlet Witch in Age of Ultron and whether it’ll be a way for them to introduce a mystical side to the MCU (ahead of a Doctor Strange flick), Feige’s response was: “I would say that the Age of Miracles, as Strucker says at the end of that tag, could be a part of that, but the key to their origin is in that tag.” Loki’s staff? Probably. Maybe.
  • As for the role of “The Twins” in the upcoming superhero film? Well, they’ll clash with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at first. “They're not very happy with the Avengers. Their powers are not insignificant, and they're quite different from what the Avengers have faced before,” Feige says.
  • The Marvel Studios president also responded to Empire Magazine’s insistent questioning about Paul Bettany playing the Vision. “Paul Bettany as the Vision? You're confusing me with your mind games.” Still pressed further when they asked if the theme of Avengers: Age of Ultron is about fathers and sons as J.A.R.V.I.S. is given his very own body, Feige said: “I wouldn't go that far, in terms of it being that direct a theme. Certainly humanity and humanity's place in our world plays a large part of it, but I think Thor's about fathers and sons more than this. If one were to confirm anything about Paul Bettany and look at the arc and the line of what Paul has done for us, that's pretty unique and cool and exciting and spins right out of stories we've told in the past.”
  • About the Hulkbuster concept art, Feige revealed that “that little tease was very intentional on our part. We found it a very compelling image to throw out there. The specifics around it we don't have to do for a while. It's a piece of armor we've wanted to see on screen for a long time, let's put it that way. What is the Hulkbuster suit built for?”

Are you guys intrigued by Feige's hints and teases? And just WHO do you think Marvel picked to play Thanos?

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy opens Aug. 1, while Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters on May 1, 2015.

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