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Thanos Creator Jim Starlin Feared Avengers: Infinity War Was Like Justice League

Before Avengers: Infinity War hit theaters, Jim Starlin -- the author of the Infinity War comics -- was worried that the superhero team-up bonanza would suffer a fate similar to the Justice League movie that had come out the year before. That movie, which saw DC's top superheroes team up in a film credited to Man of Steel director Zack Snyder but actually produced by committee after his departure from the project, was as frustrating a mess as that sentence implies. The movie was such a source of embarrassment for Warner Bros. that they gave Snyder the film's keys back a few years later, to make Zack Snyder's Justice League, a four-hour director's cut.
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How Thanos Creator Jim Starlin Overcame a Career-Ending Injury. Like a comic book hero who suffers a massive defeat before rising again, legendary artist Jim Starlin is back. The writer and artist, known for creating characters such as Avengers…
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Thanos Creator Jim Starlin Is Drawing Again And His New Work Is A Blast

Jim Starlin may not be a household name, but he has created some of the most valuable intellectual property of the 21st century: Thanos, the “big bad” behind Marvel’s multibillion dollar movie franchise, plus Drax and Gamora from Guardians of the Galaxy. He’s also co-creator of the next big MCU headliner, Shang-Chi. Despite his relative anonymity in the mainstream entertainment universe, Starlin enjoys a stellar reputation among comic fans for both his cosmic imagination and his clean, dynamic artwork. But a few years ago, a freak accident stilled the hand that brought these notable creations to the page, and a lot of people, including Starlin himself, assumed he would never draw again.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: Drax Creator Jim Starlin Thinks Dave Bautista Can Be Replaced

Drax's creator thinks Marvel Studios can recast the Guardians of the Galaxy character once Dave Bautista is through with the role. Bautista has admitted he's in a weird place with playing Drax, feeling like, at 52-years-old, he's past the point of wanting to play a character with his shirt off all of the time. He also thinks that Marvel Studios dropped the ball when it comes to exploring Drax's backstory. Jim Starlin created Drax the Destroyer for Marvel Comics in 1973. He says he can sympathize with Bautista's reasons for leaving his Marvel role behind after Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Jim Starlin Teases Thanos MCU Return, Shang-Chi Abilities (Phase Zero Interview)

On Friday, Jim Starlin joined the Phase Zero podcast for a live interview during the Twitch edition of the show which was also released in podcast form on all major podcast platforms. Starlin is a legend in the comics world. He is an Eisner Award Hall of Famer. Starlin co-created characters like Thanos and Shang-Chi, both of which he discussed on the Phase Zero episode. When putting together the show notes for Friday's show a few days before recording, I knew we would be talking about Simu Liu's comments regarding Shang-Chi taking on the Hulk. Fortunately, Starlin was game to join that conversation and more because he is, well, pretty awesome.

Shang-Chi Co-Creator Jim Starlin Explains Why He Won't Cameo in Movie

For now, Thanos will remain Jim Starlin's only ticket to Marvel Cinematic Universe screen time. Starlin created the Mad Titan which prompted the Russo Brothers to give him a call and invite him to the set to appear early in Avengers: Endgame. As Marvel Studios gears up to tell a story about another character which Starlin helped co-create, the Eisner Award Hall of Famer won't be putting his acting chops on the screen again. Starlin co-created Shang-Chi with Steve Englehart but due to the unexpected circumstances which plagued 2020, Starlin was not able to take a trip to Australia to appear in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Shang-Chi Co-Creator Jim Starlin Explains Key Character Details Ahead of Movie

Jim Starlin co-created Shang-Chi with Steve Englehart in Special Marvel Edition #15 back in December of 1973. Now, the character is gearing up to be blasted out into mainstream media as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set to be an addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Simu Liu playing the title role. Who knows the origins and core of Shang-Chi better than those who created him, right? Well, it seems Starlin and Liu are both quite knowledgeable on the subject, considering they agree the character could go toe to toe with the Hulk. While Starlin has not yet had a chance to meet those involved with the film, he does have his hopes and ideas for what definitive elements of Shang-Chi should make their way to the movie.

Jim Starlin Explains How Shang-Chi Could Beat Hulk in MCU

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu drummed up some buzz last week when he made some bold claims about his Master of Kung Fu in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Liu claims his martial artist could best the Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man and other Marvel characters. "I win! Shang-Chi," Liu told Toronto Life. "I could debate this as a fan for hours, but now that I’ve got some skin in the game, I have to think I could take any of these guys on. Shang-Chi can definitely throw a punch. As for his other skills and powers, you’ll have to wait and see." Now, Shang-Chi co-creator Jim Starlin has weighed in while appearing on ComicBook.com's Phase Zero podcast, explaining how Shang-Chi could come out on top of such fights.
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Thanos Creator Jim Starlin Believes Thanos is in Eternals

The Marvel Cinematic Universe might not be done with the Mad Titan but he is, after all, inevitable. Thanos made his splash on the Marvel franchise when he turned his face into frame for the post-credits scene of The Avengers in 2012. He went on to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy and the post-credits scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron before taking center stage in Avengers: Infinity War. Following Avengers: Endgame, it seemed like the Mad Titan's story had concluded when the Avengers assembled to defeat him. However, there are constantly rumors and expectations for the character to make an MCU comeback and Thanos co-creator Jim Starlin believes we will be seeing Thanos sooner than expected.