Avengers: Infinity War was one of the most thrilling Superhero movies to have ever been made. The Winter Soldier and Infinity War are probably the only two MCU movies that have a big thrill towards the end of the movie. Infinity War is the biggest movie in terms of scale and scope, and it has the most number of actors and characters to be appearing at once. Don’t even ask about what the movie has done at the Box Office, as it will be making $2 Billion worldwide pretty soon.
The fans were really hyped about the movie because of the number of players involved in it. Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Spider-Man, the Guardians and many more going up against the biggest threat to this Universe, the Mad Titan Thanos. He really proved himself to be the biggest MCU villain ever, as he is the only one who actually beat the Avengers and accomplished his life’s goal which was to wipe out half the population of the entire Universe.
There were so many things that came into play in this movie that every other scene felt like a shocking and fan-pleasing surprise. One of the big mysteries that will probably be solved in Avengers 4 was the fact that Thanos actually knew who Tony Stark was. Before the movie came out, Joe Russo revealed that Tony Stark will have a special connection with Thanos which no one knows about. Here’s what he said:
“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.”
Well, in the movie we saw that Tony Stark and Thanos had a pretty brutal one on one against each other and Stark almost came to an end. Our fears were woken when Thanos stabbed him, but Strange saved him at the end.
Before the dual, we saw that Thanos outright called him “Stark!” he knew exactly who Stark was and this came across as a big surprise for us and Tony as well. Thanos continued saying that Stark is not the only one cursed with knowledge. The reason for him knowing Stark has not been revealed yet and we will probably find that out next year.
But, we could obviously predict how he knows Stark. There could be two possibilities to this. One would be that not just Stark, Thanos knows each one of those Avengers who beat him in the previous encounter as he is the one who sent the Chitauri to Earth and we saw him appear in that post-credits scene. Word traveled to him somehow telling him about everyone who stood against him in Avengers 1.
But the reason why he did not recognize Captain America was that he, first of all, had a beard and a changed look, and secondly Thanos was just shocked to see an Earthling being so strong that he was actually able to hold the Infinity Gauntlet back.
But the second and the more probable reason for Thanos knowing Stark is that Stark was the one who flew into the portal with the nuclear missile and destroyed all of the Chitauri and their ship. So, that is probably why he knows very well who Stark and does not know specifically know about the other Avengers except for Thor.
Stark is one of the most popular beings on the planet and that is because of what he has done with his knowledge. Thanos, on the other hand, says that he is also cursed with Knowledge, so that knowledge also gives him the insight upon the ones who could stand against him in the future.
Well, this could turn out to be the real reason, but let’s see if it does turn out to be true. Avengers 4 will open next year on May 3.