Marvel has been building towards ‘Infinity War’ since the release of ‘Iron Man’ we didn’t know it yet but that was the plan. No one knew until ‘The Avengers’ first post-credit scene in which we got our first look at the Mad Titan Thanos. Details about the upcoming Avengers film have been scarce, that is until yesterday when a plethora of information was shared, including some of Thanos’ backstory in the MCU. Kevin Feige said this about Thanos to Entertainment Weekly
“He’s from a planet called Titan that’s no longer inhabited because of the things he thought he could help prevent and he was not allowed to do that. What he feared most happened and the planet and everyone on it basically went extinct. He vowed to not let it 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 that life.”
For now, that’s all we know about Thanos backstory, and it’s a bit different from the Infinity War comic storyline. In the comics, he began the conquest to win the heart of Death, but in the MCU don’t have a Death…That we know of. So it’s possible Thanos could still have some attachment to Death in the movie but really his motivations seemed laid out right there by Kevin Feige. Marvel’s phase three has had some outstanding villains and from what Feige said about his motivations I believe one-hundred percent that Thanos will continue that trend. Viewing himself as a hero, with the tragic loss of his planet and people that he wasn’t allowed to help prevent could really make him compelling.
Make sure to tweet us at @SuperBroMovies your thoughts on Thanos backstory and how excited you are for the film. Marvel’s ‘Infinity War’ Releases worldwide on April 27th, for now, check out our “Road to Infinity War” MCU movie reviews, our latest one being ‘THE INCREDIBLE HULK’.
Source – comicbook.com