Thanos will not be in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
At least, that’s the plan at the moment. He makes an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. But Feige is clear when he says to us, "He’s not a part of Avengers 2." Then, in typical Feige style, he backpedals ever so slightly. "I think Thanos does what he wants, and shows up where he wants to. … By the way, we’re still making Avengers 2, so nothing is finished one way or another."

Marvel is getting more comfortable with CGI, but that won’t dictate which characters they do moving forward. Feige says that Marvel’s storytellers are all about utilizing the advancements in technology that have allowed characters like Rocket Raccoon and Groot to be fully realized on screen. That being said, with characters like Thanos or Hulk, it’s not just about a vocal performance. It’s facial. It’s real acting. "Its casting for both," Feige said. Andy Serkis is the king of that. It’s not, ‘Oh good, we don’t have to hire an actor now. We’ll just have the voice come in.’ You want a great performance."

To that end, we will see a lot of that with James Spader’s performance as Ultron. "He was on set for every single one of his scenes, in the mo-cap rigs that you have seen," Feige explains. "Yes, we liked Ultron, and yes we talked about him a lot. The fear was, there are a lot of robots. [Laughs] There are a lot of robots in the world. How do we do it differently. Well, you have Joss Whedon write dialogue for him. And you have James Spader bring him to life."

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