Man, Thor just can’t catch a break. Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo have confirmed that half of the remaining Asgardians were dusted by Thanos’ snap.
During the Q&A portion of the Collider Infinity War screening, the Russos were asked if the Asgardians were spared from the snap since Thanos had already attacked and killed a number of their people. The directing duo made it clear that no one was given a pass when it came to the cleansing of the universe. You can check out their response below:
What the Russos just told us is that any planet or group of people who were decimated by the Mad Titan pre-snap were still eligible to be dusted. Gamora revealed during the film that her father had been wiping out populations for years prior, meaning the snap did a lot more damage than we initially believed.
This revelation also adds weight to Thor’s role as the tragic hero. Many assumed the loss of half his people and his brother was enough to fuel his story going into Avengers 4, but what will the loss of that many more do for him? Only time will tell.
Do you think the Asgardians should have been spared? Let us know in the comments below! –Jackson Hayes
Avengers: Infinity War is now available on Blu-ray and Digital HD.
The Avengers and their superhero allies are willing to sacrifice it all in an attempt to defeat Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.