Originally Posted by Crimson King
Not sure if serious. I can never tell when people are joking on the web.
In case you're not joking, yes, I know he's not actually going to be small. What I meant was that Thanos is usually tied to huge events occurring in the universe. When I hear Whedon say he's going smaller, I assume he means that there will be more focus on the characters rather than a big fight like the NYC throwdown. Maybe their fight is to interrupt him before he starts doing things like evaporating half of all life in the universe. The rumored kidnapping of Tony could also work to make the Thanos story more personal.
I'm not sure why you would think I was joking.
But yes, I'm thinking of something along those lines as well. The team will be pushed to their limits by one single villain, Thanos, rather than by Loki's trickery and a giant army of aliens. That would definitely make for an even better movie, like Whedon has been saying.