An Open Letter to: Joss Whedon concerning Avengers 2

Dear Joss

Hey. I don’t think you know me. We’ve never met before and I’m just some random dude who writes for a blog site while you’re a multi-millionaire who has an unbelievable successful track record. It’s like everything you create or touch turns into nerd gold. Buffy. Angel. Firefly. Avengers. Cabin in the Woods. Yeah. That’s one hell of a good track record.

I’m really, really excited about Avengers 2 coming up. After seeing Thanos in the ending sequence of Avengers, I fangasmed. Thanos will be in Avengers 2. He has to be! I mean… why else would he show up like that? He’s all about courting death. That grin he gave. That’s pure Thanos.



i heard you gave an announcement about Thanos recently. I gotta find out what it is!!!

“We have to stay grounded,” Whedon said. “It’s part of what makes the Marvel universe click — their relationship to the real world. It’s science fiction, and Thanos is not out of the mix, but Thanos was never meant to be the next villain. He’s always been the overlord of villainy and darkness.”

Wait… wait… wait…



Did I read that right Joss? Thanos was never meant to be the next villain? The guy behind Loki’s attack on Earth isn’t going to follow up and visit the planet that thwarted him? And your justification is that he was the overlord of villainy and darkness? When the f**k did Thanos become Mephisto?

Okay, okay… deep breaths Michael. Deep breaths.

You see Joss, I’m concerned. Everyone I know who loved the first Avengers movie firmly believed Thanos was gong to be the villain in the second movie. That’s how it was set up. While you are famous for skillfully throwing curve balls in your stories that makes perfect sense… .this one, I don’t buy. I cannot emphasize this enough… everyone I know believed that Thanos would be in it.

Yeah, I heard he’ll be in Guardians of the Galaxy… who must have done a masterful job of hiding their efforts to stop Thanos’ assault on Earth to justify him being in their movie.

Wait… who the hell are the Guardians of the Galaxy?



Is that a space raccoon?

Well, I guess it can’t be bad. Marvel movies under Disney have been exceptional. Iron Man. Thor. Captain America. Avengers. Maybe a space raccoon will be like Tony Stark who hasn’t shaved….

So… who will be the antagonist in Avengers 2?





Then why didn’t you hint at Ultron in some form in one of the ending credit sequences of Avengers? Of Iron Man 3? Is Ultron made of shawarma?

Look…. I guess my point is this. I really thought Thanos would play a huge role in Avengers 2. We all did. Don’t tell us something like you never planned for it. I suspect it was planned. Thanos was never in control of the Chitauri (Skrulls) in the comics, yet he was in the movies. That just doesn’t make any sense to me.

I still have a lot of faith in you with comic book movies. I have faith in Disney with comic book movies too. The track record speaks for itself. But Joss?

He was never meant to be the villain?

I only have one thing to say to that.


See. That makes as much sense as your claim.


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