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“I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him”: Thanos Creator Jim Starlin Believes the Mad Titan Will Return Once Again to the MCU, Says Marvel Is Running Out of Characters

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Thanos was the big baddie of the Infinity Saga which ended with Iron Man sacrificing himself in order to save the universe and erasing Thanos and his army out of reality. The mad titan was turned to ash and dust and was only seen as a lifeless corpse in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).

The creator of the character of Thanos however, has a different opinion and has stated that the wielder of the Infinity Gauntlet will return once again in the MCU as Marvel is running out of characters.

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The character of Thanos is played by Josh Brolin in the MCU.
Josh Brolin plays the character of Thanos in the MCU.

Thanos May Return To The MCU, Says Creator Jim Starlin

Jim Starlin is the creator of the character Thanos in the comics. His first appearance was in The Invincible Iron Man #55 published in February of 1973 after which, he became the baddie for some time in the comics.

Jim Starlin is the creator of Thanos in Marvel Comics.
Jim Starlin is the creator of Thanos in Marvel Comics.

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Thanos’ death is of great significance in the MCU. The character has been referenced multiple times with people recalling the “blip” and recovering from it. Jim Starlin recently spoke to Inverse about his love for the mad titan and how he may eventually return.

“Well, I think he probably hits a nerve. He raises questions that a number of us have thought about. He’s also just a badass character. I don’t think anybody thinks we’ve seen the last of him. Disney made a shitload of money off of him and there’s probably a shitload of money still to be made. So my fingers are crossed.”

The 72-year-old visual artist also stated about the dry desert of characters that Marvel is facing now as they have run out of characters to play. We know the comics are vast with multiple realities crashing into each other but for that to occur on the big screen, Marvel will have to build from the ground up. With character introductions and their solo films with a familiar character’s cameo to keep the people in the loop, Marvel will have to start from the bottom once again to tell a different story as they did with Iron Man (2008).

Thanos’ Return With The Multiverse Theory

Thanos was last seen in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Thanos was last seen in Avengers: Endgame (2019).

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Jim Starlin stated that as Marvel goes deeper into the theory of the multiverse, it opens a portal to bring back any number of characters since there exists an infinite number of universes (look at Rick and Morty). The creator of Thanos further stated that Marvel has some ideas involving more characters from the American visual artist.

“I’ve heard Marvel may want to use some other characters I’ve done. I think they’re running out. Now that they’ve got this multiverse, there’s the possibility of bringing back Thanos. And with Thanos, that opens up possibilities for other characters. There are a few that they haven’t used, like the Blood Brothers.”

It is reminded that at the end of Eternals (2021), Harry Styles emerged in front of the heroes dressed as Eros, the brother of Thanos. With more screentime for Eros, it is possible that we may get to see his brother return back from this wild multiverse theory. So far, there has been no official news from Marvel nor from Josh Brolin, the actor who portrayed Thanos.

The next Avengers installment in the MCU is Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars both of which are slated to release on May 2nd and November 7th, 2025 respectively.

Source: The Direct

Written by Visarg Acharya

Visarg Acharya joined FandomWire in 2022 as a Content Writer. Along with a penchant for writing, Visarg claims that words are the only true language made for him. Currently pursuing his B.Sc in Physics, the combination of Physics and Marvel make up for an interesting talk. Visarg Acharya has authored over 500 articles and reads books in his spare time along with an occasional series to accompany him.