By now, everyone is aware of the mysterious character that appeared during the mid-credits sequence of The Avengers: Thanos, the Mad Titan. Since then, many have been trying to read up on the villain in order to get a better understanding of what to expect in a future sequel. With a renewed interest in the character, it seems Marvel wants to push more readers toward discovering Thanos and possibly getting them hooked on recent comics involving the antagonist. Now, the company has revealed that they are in fact in the process of prepping a mini-series that will answer all of the questions about the character.
USA Today spoke with writer Joe Keatinge about his five-issueThanos: Son of Titan series, which will seek to retell the beginnings of the titular villain in a new light as the arc kicks off with a much younger version of the character before his fascination with death.
“It is about how Thanos came to be,” Keatinge says. “I don’t go Forrest Gump on it, but aspects of the Marvel Universe have been born that directly turn Thanos into who he is. He ends up at the point where he’s worshiping Death and destroying universes. How do you get to that head space where you’re like, ‘This is what I want to do with the rest of my life?”
It’s unclear whether or not the series will feed into Thanos’ association with the female Death, or whether it will leave it open for viewers to explore in a future movie. Multiple sources have cited that next week at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios will be announcing that their second film of 2014 will belong to Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s here that likely Thanos will be expanded upon following his introduction in The Avengers, while it still remains strong rumor that he could be the villain of The Avengers 2.
The mini-series will debut in October, but Thanos is currently proving to be quite the villain in the currently running Avengers Assemble series for Marvel.