Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” opened on Thursday with a massive $11 million box-office, possibly with a little help from a new villain.

The Latino Review published images of Thanos’s quick appearance in the film. Click here to check them out. Marvel confirmed Josh Brolin’s casting as Thanos weeks before the actor’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

Marvel President Kevin Feige spoke to Collider about the decision to cast Brolin as the mysterious character.

"We knew he was going to be in this movie. We wanted somebody to be more than just the voice," Feige said. "Josh did the performance as well. We were looking at a wish list of, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if names,’ and his name was on it. And you look at his face and the performances he gives, he could be Thanos without any effects. He has that kind of face and that kind of gravitas to it.

"We reached out to him and it was one of those things that does not happen all the time but when it does it’s very nice, where he was totally intrigued,” he added. “He was a fan of what we did, he met with Jeremy Latcham in a hotel in London and learned about the characters a little bit. I spoke to him on the phone a few times. We ran it by James who loved it, ran it by Joss who loved it because Thanos is in this universe because of Avengers. Then we shot him and recorded for it."

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan and more. Check out the trailer for the film in the video below.