‘Thanos’ and ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ Creator Ready For ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Cameo

By Staff Writer | Feb 13, 2017 02:16 AM EST
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Jim Starlin, credited as the creator of the galactic baddie Thanos, has shown interest in appearing in the "Avengers: Infinity War" movies. Calling out directors Joe and Anthony Russo, the comic book writer and artist is ready to share the spotlight with Marvel stalwart Stan Lee.

Expressing himself through Facebook, Starlin posted some screenshots from the recently-released video of the "Avengers" production, Comic Book reported. Noting that "Infinity War", which features Thanos as its main villain, is loosely based on his "Infinity Gauntlet" story, he tells the directors that he is ready for his close up anytime.

This comes after the announcement of Starlin's frustration regarding earning more from DC than Marvel. As Heroic Hollywood reported, the Thanos creator earned more from the appearance of KGBeast in "Batman v. Superman" than his total earnings from his characters from Marvel. Other than Thanos, he is also credited for Drax the Destroyer and Gamora from "Guardians of the Galaxy".

The "Infinity Gauntlet" story, which is used as the basis of the two-parter "Avengers: Infinity War", is a brainchild of Starlin, along with George Perez and Ron Lim. Released in 1991, the six-issue limited series saw Thanos wanting to desperately gain the affection of Death. Placing the Infinity Gems on the glove, forming the titular gauntlet, he samples its immeasurable power by removing half of sentient life on the universe with a snap of a finger. A battle ensues between the remaining heroes and Thanos, wherein the heroes are found to be outmatched and overpowered by Thanos.

 When he imprisons most of the cosmic entities in the Marvel universe, Thanos leaves his body to become the embodiment of the universe. Taking advantage, Nebula, his granddaughter, takes the glove and uses its power to reverse the changes done. The glove then finds its way to Adam Warlock, who keeps its powers to himself. "Avengers: Infinity War is currently in production, and is slated for a 2018 and 2019 release. 

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