With Avengers: Infinity War gearing up for it’s premiere in a couple of weeks, press has fully ramped up for what is undoubtedly the most anticipated blockbuster of the year. 10 years in the making, this film has a lot to live up to and from initial reactions to press interviews, it look as if the film will live up to the hype.
One of the most anticipated aspects of the movie is the character of the Mad Titan that is Thanos, who has been teased and had an ominous presence since the post credits scene of 2012’s The Avengers. In an interview with Telegraph India, Directors Joe and Anthony Russo sat down and had an in depth discussion on Avengers: Infinity War. In the interview, one of the most intriguing details was details on Thanos’ back story, giving the Mad Titan motivations as well as explaining his unique power-set:
“Thanos is this virtually indestructible character who’s stronger than the Hulk, and has invincible skin. He’s from a planet called Titan. Many years prior to the film his planet was experiencing a cataclysmic shift. They were running out of resources, and they were overpopulated. Thanos made a recommendation that they exterminate half the population randomly in order to save the rest of the population. Of course, the Titans rejected his notion, branded him a mad man, exiled him, and the planet ended up dying. So he has taken it upon himself to go planet-by-planet throughout the universe and wipe out half of the population of each planet as a way to correct the planet and bring it back into balance.”
It doesn’t end there, as the Russos further explain that now that Thanos has put this burden and agenda on himself, his discovery of the Stones is what leads him on his ultimate mission:
“Once he hears about the stones, he realises that if he can get hold of all of the Infinity Stones he can control the entire universe. With the snap of his fingers he could correct the universe permanently by removing 50 per cent of life from it. So, these are incredible stakes for our characters. If the Avengers were built for anything, it’s for stopping Thanos from completing his goal.”
It’s interesting to see how the Russo Brothers have brought everything full circle with Infinity War, with a compelling enough antagonist who is basically the antithesis of everything the Avengers stand for, this looks to be their most lethal and serious foe yet. Stronger than the Hulk and with the power of the Infinity Stones, everything about Thanos seems to spell the end for the Avengers. For more updates and coverage on Avengers: Infinity War press and news, keep an eye out on the SuperBroMovies Twitter Page. – Ernesto Valenzuela
Source – Telegraph India
Avengers: Infinity War Hits Theaters April 27th, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War – Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.