While on their press tour for their upcoming film Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo Brothers sat down with Telegraph India in an in depth discussion on the making of the film. While discussing things such as Thanos’ backstory and motivations, one topic that came up in discussion of the character of Thanos was who his enemy was, and the while the Russos were quick to point out that The Avengers as a whole were his opposition, the character of Tony Stark was a specific moral and symbolic force, having a special connection to the Mad Titan.
In the full quote, The Russos chose Tony Stark as a specific symbol of opposition to Thanos not only because all of this started with Robert Downey Jr. in 2008’s Iron Man, but also because of the character arc Tony Stark has gone through since the original Avengers film. Check out the full quote, when asked on who Thanos’ enemy is:
“It’s all the heroes. I think he has the most specific connection to Tony because Tony is a futurist, and he has predicted a threat like Thanos. It’s lived in his brain even though he couldn’t name it. Tony is the most desperately driven, down to the core, to react against something like Thanos, although all the heroes will face a threat, no matter who it is or where it comes from. But I think this is intrinsic to Tony’s psychology, and because Tony started it all with Iron Man, he has a special connection to the threat that’s facing him.”
Since the alien invasion from a hole in space that opened up in New York, Tony Stark’s every move since then has been in trying to prepare and counteract for a threat he knew was coming but hadn’t shown up yet: Thanos. Although sidetracked by infighting in Captain America: Civil War, Tony’s personal journey throughout the MCU has been being one step ahead and being ahead of the curve. With the threat of Thanos finally here, It will be interesting to see how Tony Stark deals with what he has tried to prepare for so long to face. For all future news and press coverage on Avengers: Infinity War, be sure to follow theSuperBroMovies 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.