Well, I am a big star wars fan and darth vader was always THE iconic villain of all time. Honorable mentions for me went to Sho Nuff from the Last Dragon, Agent Smith from the Matrix and a few other great baddies similar to them. I hope they give Thanos his just due, he deserves the spotlight as the main villain in the next avengers movie, or even a spin off of his own, perhaps even a lot of screen time in the GOTG movie thats coming soon. I do want him to be portrayed as the next "awesome bad guy" that will remain iconic for the next 40 yrs, something my grandkids can watch decades from now and say wow, he is awesome, put posters of him up on their wall and play with his action figures.
I love thanos, his character enthralls me and he was my favorite Marvel baddie of all time. When I saw him at the end of the Avengers credits ( originally, I had no clue he was going to make a cameo or that the dude working with Loki was actually working for Thanos ) I just about lost it in the theater. I blurted out HOLY......well you know the rest. Little kids and my family around me were like who the hell was that. After the shock wore off, I tried to explain it all to my nephew who seemed really interested in this whole comics thing. Months later, he is a comic nut bar like myself and recently read the infinity gauntlet arc, came back to me with wide eyes in total shock and couldnt stop talking about it.
Anyone else feel Thanos deserves a huge spotlight in Marvels future?