Kevin Feige teases Thanos will be back in Guardians of the Galaxy

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Jul 4, 2015, 2:58 PM EDT

Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has apparently teased that the Mad Titan Thanos—briefly glimpsed during the squee-inducing mid-credit sequence for The Avengers—will be a part of that Guardians of the Galaxy film Marvel's now working on.

A few weeks ago, Feige was in Japan promoting The Avengers, and in an interview with the Japanese blog Nifty, he may have revealed that Thanos could very well be part of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. That, in itself, makes perfect sense to us, especially if Star-Lord makes it into the film as the main character.

Feige allegedly confirmed the Thanos rumor when he discussed the reason why he greenlit Guardians to come out before The Avengers 2.

Feige apparently said (thanks to Comic Book Movie who translated the interview) that he ''wanted something to do with space,'' adding, "I've got a story I wanted to tell the world [that is] not directly related with the characters of 'The Avengers', [until] a little later.''

Though the Guardians and the Avengers, Earth's Mightiest Heroes, are not entirely related (they're not even in the same timeline, with the Guardians being from a far-off future), it's been rumored that the Guardians film (set to be released in 2014) will lead directly into The Avengers 2 (May 1, 2015).

Then said rumor prompted a question about Thanos: Will the Mad Titan appear in Guardians of the Galaxy? Feige responded by hinting that the super baddie's inclusion in that film was inevitable, saying, "I'm out [laughs], of course, because there is meaning [to the credits stinger]." 

What do you say about Thanos possibly being on The Guardians of the Galaxy? Should he be the main Big Bad, or should he stay in the shadows, pulling some cosmic strings before being revealed as the main villain for Avengers 2?

(Comic Book Movie via Ace Showbiz)