The Infinity War is the grand culmination of all the events that have unfolded in the MCU. It officially began in 2008 with Iron Man and since then 18 MCU movies had come out with Avengers Infinity War being the 19th one. But this one felt very different as it broke the Marvel code in many ways, firstly, the movie had a very strong villain who overpowered the heroes, secondly, the script had a darker tone and thirdly there were real stakes with earth-shattering consequences for the larger MCU. The ending really was a shocker that no one saw it coming.
The movie had a series of surprising deaths, not even sparing the major superheroes. After the snap of his fingers, Thanos was able to wipe out half of the universe’s sentient beings, essentially erasing away a lot of lovable characters. The Russos were right when they cautioned us fans that we should be ready for a heartbreak, but we did not listen and it’s been a prolonged mourning. Here is what they said:
“This is it. Thanos is an unstoppable villain he’s virtually invincible, he’s highly intelligent – genius level intelligent – he’s like the Genghis Khan of the universe, and to stop him it’s going to cost them a lot. They’re going to have to see if they’re willing to pay that price, and that’s what these movies are really about. What we want is for the audience to be prepared, as there’s a lot of surprises – there’s going to be a lot of humor and a lot of heartbreak.”
Although we know the heroes we have lost, the fate of many others is yet to be revealed. From Daredevil to Agent Coulson, it is yet to be seen to what extent Thanos’ plan affected these beloved heroes.
But recently, the Russo Brothers have shed some light on one of the most relatable guys in the first Avengers movie. Yes, we are talking about the guy who was playing Galaga on the Helicarrier.
In a recent interview with Uproxx, the directors of the Infinity War revealed the fate of the beloved minor character. And it’s definitely not good.
According to the Russo Brothers, the Galaga guy was not spared by the Mad Titan, all for the greater good of the universe. To bring balance to the universe, Thanos had decided to decimate half of the population dispassionately and indiscriminately. The deaths were supposed to be completely random, killing people from all types of economic strata, race, religion, ideologies.
And sadly, our beloved Galaga guy succumbed to this grand plan, fading away from existence. “He got snapped in the middle of a Galaga game,” Joe Russo said. “He was seconds away from his all-time high score. He’s gone.”
The apparent death of the beloved Galaga guy is definitely unfortunate, but, what makes it truly saddening, and maybe, a bit humorous is the circumstance under which he faded away. According to the Russo Brothers, the Galaga guy was just seconds before reaching a record highs score when he was erased away from existence, turning into dust.
If you are newer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe or just need a general refresher, Galaga Guy was a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative who worked on the bridge of the Helicarrier in Marvel’s The Avengers. While there were a lot of operatives and technicians who worked on the Helicarrier, Galaga Guy — we don’t know his real name — was busted by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)
Back in the first Avengers movie, which was directed by Joss Whedon, there were quite a many humorous lines, making the entire theatre go bonkers. One of the more humorous lines was from no other than Tony Stark, when he caught our beloved Galaga guy playing…Galaga! To phrase the exact dialogue, “That man is playing Galaga! He thought we wouldn’t notice, but we did.” This particular line was particularly memorable and has stood the test of time, thanks to some memes on social media.
On a closer look, the beloved Galaga guy actually gave away the plot of the movie through his favorite pastime. As a mere co-incidence or meticulously placed, in the game of Galaga, you have to shoot at alien insect-like creatures. Who was attacking New York City in Avengers? The Chittauri. The cybernetic, hive-minded insect-like aliens laid waste to the Big Apple before they were stopped by the Mighty Avengers.
It was the only time we caught a glimpse of the Galaga guy in the first Avengers. A guy who secretly plays games while working, what’s more relatable to the general working class audience than this? What was even more humorous that the guy went on to resume the game moments after he was busted by Tony Stark. Now, that’s a superhero everyone can get behind. The Galaga guy was a little bit of the everyman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where every other guy has some weird ability.
In the post-credit scene of the Avengers: Infinity War, the universal scale catastrophe unleashed by Thanos as part of his diabolical scheme to bring balance to the universe by exterminating half the life doesn’t even spare Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), the former being one of the topmost operatives of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the latter being the founder of the same organization.
After their apparent deaths, fans had hoped the Galaga guy to be spared by Thanos’ grand plans. But alas! The Russo Brothers decided to leave no stone unturned to press right where it hurts. Here’s to hoping that we might get a glimpse of our beloved Galaga guy in the upcoming Avengers 4. You will be remembered forever!
Avengers: Infinity War is now in theatres. It is attracting people in droves across the world resulting in new box office records being formed every day.
First, it opened to a record-breaking opening weekend of $640 million in Box office collections worldwide which served it as a springboard to blast itself onto the Billion dollar mark in just 11 days. It is now ready to become the first summer movie ever to cross $2 Billion.
Directed by Russo brothers who are an amazing duo when it comes to directing big comic-book ensemble movies. Produced by Marvel Head Kevin Feige & Co. The script is co-written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Here is the official synopsis:
“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”.
“As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain”.
The cast is astonishingly big and top notch as some of the biggest stars are part of this massive undertaking including Josh Brolin (Thanos), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Pratt (Star Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Sebastian Stan (Winter soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Peter Dinklage (Eitri), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon), Vin Diesel (Groot), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Reiner (Hawkeye), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Tom Holland (Spiderman), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), Karen Gillian (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Dave Bautista (Drax), Paul Bettany (Vision), Samuel Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Mariah Hill).