So who is this guy you’re looking at?
That would be Basil Sandhurst.
AKA The Controller.
And according to Latino Review, he will be one of the villains in Guardians of the Galaxy. The site claims that The Controller will act as Thanos’ henchman in the film. As of yet, it has not been confirmed that Thanos will appear in the film, but this would appear to provide that confirmation. Also, with Thanos set to be the lead bad guy in The Avengers 2, and Guardians being the last standalone film before that sequel, it would stand to reason that Thanos will be introduced to the mainstream beforehand.
So, I think it’s time for a little history on this Controller fellow, don’t you?
A specialist in mind control, as well as a highly skilled chemist and mechanical engineer, in the comics he was a regular enemy of Tony Stark, as well as having altercations with several S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. He uses ‘control discs’ to control the minds of others, though also possesses the ability to control ‘weak-willed’ persons without the use of the discs.
Oh, and he has jet boots to travel around in.
This film is going to be so good.
Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled to be released on August 1 2014.