Marvel Studios has been teasing Thanos as their big baddie, inserting him into a teaser in ‘The Avengers’ and granting him a larger role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ played by Josh Brolin. But is he really Marvel Comics’ toughest villain? Not according to Marvel’s iconic Editor Emeritus Stan Lee.
Even though Ultron is most likely going to prove quite powerful and prove to be a major threat (rumor has it, it will take the combined powers of The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy to stand against him), there are many characters that Marvel doesn’t have the film rights to, including the one Lee thinks is ultimately the publisher’s top force of evil.
When tweeted the question, this is what Lee had to say:
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) September 18, 2014
Now, the question wasn’t limited to just villains, but Lee’s answer was decisive, ruling out other contenders like The Hulk and the Silver Surfer.
Speaking of the Silver Surfer, both he and Galactus are tied to the Fantastic Four, and therefore their movie rights belong to 20th Century Fox, and both factored heavily in the last movie, ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’. Fox has a new reboot to the franchise, but by all reports, it will actually have very little in common with the actual comic books, so I wouldn’t expect to see Galactus. In the previous film, Galactus didn’t resemble the blue and purple, towering space god he does in the 616 universe. Instead his depiction was more closely based on the Ultimate universe and he was depicted as a large cloud in space.
In the comics, Galactus isn’t a traditional villain, but more of a force of nature that must destroy worlds in order to absorb their energy and survive.
Do you think Galactus is really the most powerful Marvel character?
Source: Cinema Blend