We know that Jim Starlin hasn’t had the smoothest ride with Marvel but as the creator of Thanos his opinion matters to fans. He originally brought the Mad Titan to life back in February of 1973 when Iron Man #55 dropped and had been finding ways to use the character since. Obviously, it wouldn’t take long for this cosmic being to build up a huge fan base and now that fans are being able to truly see him in action on the big screen, Starlin is weighing in.
Before you jump to conclusions thinking that Starlin will instantly be in love with the character which he has created, he has a long history of not being a fan of Marvel with how they’ve treated him. This has even extended to Marvel Studios where he accused the company of not adequately compensate him for the character which has since been smoothed over.
So what did he think about Thanos in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’?
“The Avengers the Infinity War! I really have to watch what I say here, so as to not spoil the many surprises this film holds (even for me). So let me stick with generalities, with a few specifics tossed in at the end, concerning Josh Brolin. Visually spectacular, as are all the Marvel movies. But this film hits emotional depths few of the others have even come close to, yet humor takes center stage at all the rights moments.
There are a couple times my chest constricted from what I was seeing, making me want to cry. You’ll recognize those instances when you watch the film. Brolin is an incredible Thanos, moving and emoting just as I tried to portray him in the comics. The movie’s two and a half running time shoots past nearly unnoticed. The thing is though, I feel I’m going to have to view the film a number of more times before I get a solid grip on just how good it is. Still at that rather stunned point.
Yes, I know my opinion should be considered a bit biased, because of my connection to the production but the Russos, Markus, McFeely and everyone else involved in this film get my heartfelt thanks for bringing everyone’s favorite Titan to life in the best way possible, in a jaw-droppingly awesome fashion. Ten out of ten thumbs up.”
Personally, I loved the way that Thanos is being used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ They were able to add nuances to his character and make his goal understandable, if unrelatable.
Do you agree with Jim Starlin on how Thanos was portrayed in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’? What would you have changed about the character? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!