Originally Posted by metaphysician
Or, I could be right, and the villain simply isn't Thanos.
Let me put it this way:
One does not simply...
a) show Thanos at the end of the Avengers;
b) have Thanos be the "head gangster of the Nine Realms" lurking offscreen in the shadows throughout the entirety of the Avengers movie;
c) have Thanos promise to hunt Loki down like a dog if he fails to deliver the Tesseract....and then have Loki fail to deliver the Tesseract;
d) show the frickin' Infinity Gauntlet in Odin's Treasury in the first Thor movie;
e) introduce a major character in GOTG who is the bodyguard of Thanos;
f) introduce a major character in GOTG whose sole purpose in life is to assassinate Thanos;
and then not have Thanos be the main villain.