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It is crazy to think that Avengers: Infinity War is merely weeks away from its worldwide release. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has come a long way since its debut with Iron Man in 2008 and everything has been leading up to the arrival of Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, as the main antagonist. He has been teased in numerous post-credit scenes and his long-awaited impact on the MCU is sure to be something special.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kevin Feige, Head of Marvel, has given some insight into what motivates Thanos to obtain all of the Infinity Stones:
“He’s from a planet called Titan that’s no longer inhabited because of things that he thought he could help prevent, and he was not allowed to do that. What he feared most happened, and the planet and everybody on it basically went extinct. He vowed not to let that happen again. He thinks he sees the universe going down the tubes. He thinks he sees life expanding outward unchecked. That will bring ruin, he believes, to the universe and to that life. That’s either genius or horrific, depending on your point of view, and most of our point of views say it’s pretty horrific.”
Co-director Joe Russo also briefly commented on Thanos’s intentions in Avengers: Infinity War which you can see below:
“He’s on a hunt. We’re using a bit of a ’90s heist genre component. Thanos is on a smash-and-grab, and everybody’s trying to catch up the whole movie.”
I always appreciate superhero films that combine different types of genres into its story. It helps to keep a franchise like the MCU fresh. In regards to Thanos, one of my main hopes with Avengers: Infinity War is that it portrays Thanos in a way where he can join the likes of Killmonger and the Vulture as one of the best villains in the MCU.
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