SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
The end of Avengers: Infinity War showed us Thanos retrieving the last Infinity Stone from Vision’s head on Wakanda and finally executing the fatal snap that had been dreaded the entire movie. The snap sends out a burst of energy as Thanos stands with the gauntlet half destroyed and his whole left arm severely impacted. This left many puzzled as it was unclear on the extent of the damage to his arm. Thanks to a new interview with Collider, Infinity War screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have revealed that Thanos did indeed pay a physical price to his arm after using all six Infinity Stones, and he may not recover completely in the future.
When asked what exactly happened after Thanos snapped his fingers, Christopher Markus stated that only a being as strong as Thanos could have survived the impact, and it will have a lasting impact on him going forward.
“I think that’s an immense amount of energy and is a reason why other people haven’t done this because I think it’ll kill you, so the strongest guy in the universe has to be the one to do it. I don’t think he’s going to be doing that much with that arm.”
Stephen McFeely then added,
“Yeah, it’s a believability thing. We wanted to try to ground this stuff”
How will this impact Avengers 4? Well, it’s hard to say, but it seems like Thanos will be severely limited with his powers. If both the Gauntlet and his arm are damaged, he may not have complete control like he did in Infinity War. This could be the weakness that the remaining heroes exploit to stop him.
You can watch the full interview with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely below.
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now.
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their superhero allies must willing to sacrifice it all in an attempt to defeat the power of Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, and Josh Brolin.