Avengers: Infinity War was the massive event of this year which we all were waiting for, and it has been more than 3 months since the movie came out, but we haven’t stopped talking about it. The plot of the movie was so impactful that we still can’t take in the fact that all our favorite heroes perished right in front of our eyes. All that could have been prevented if many things would have gone in different ways, but still it was Thor who could have really stopped and taken down Thanos for good, but he did not go for the head and Thanos got the chance to make the big snap.
Right before the movie came out, Joe Russo mentioned in an interview that Thor would have the most amount of Screen Time in the movie when it comes to the heroes:
“Interestingly enough, I’ll start out by saying Thanos, even though he’s not a character that had a huge preexisting story in the Marvel universe. He was a threat but he was not developed in any way up to this point. Thanos has an incredible amount of screen time in this film, in a lot of ways I would say it’s his movie. Our job when we make these films — and what we feel is important to us — is to surprise the audience. We wanted to tell a story that they weren’t expecting, and the story is told from the point of view of a villain, which I think is also really unique and risky for a commercial film that will surprise the audience. I think this is a market where the audience really enjoys innovation and disruption, and we want to do something innovative in this space. So I think Thanos has an incredible amount of screen time, and I think you’ll find that Thor has a really interesting arc in the film. He hasn’t been at the forefront of other Avengers movies but he certainly has a very important role in this film. So I’ll say, Thanos and Thor.”
Now as we saw the movie, this came out to be true as Thor went on a journey of self-discovery once again after Thanos took his ship down. He went to forge a Thanos killing weapon on Nidavellir and came back with the Stormbreaker.
The Stormbreaker was so strong that it could not just summon Thor’s trademark power and help him fly, but it also helped him to summon the Bifrost himself. As it turned out, this ax hammer was actually able to oppose the power of Six Infinity stones altogether. We got to see that when Thor attacked Thanos with the Stormbreaker and went right for his heart.
But, here’s the big mistake that the Strongest Avenger made. According to Joe Russo, this is where Thor lost his big moment, and Infinity War officially became Thanos’ movie instead of Thor. Here’s what Joe Russo said:
“I think he’s been on a very complicated journey where he struggles with his ability to feel worthy and be worthy. I think he’s looking for a moral compass in his life. What we love about him in Infinity War is that he has been torn down to his essential parts and he goes on a hero’s journey which a very underdog journey for someone of his stature because he has lost everything in his life.”
“In a lot of ways he is the driving hero’s arc of the movie which stands in direct opposition to Thanos’ argument. I would argue that head for chopped his head off at the end of the movie that the movie will belong to Thor but because he didn’t it belongs to Thanos.”
“I would argue that the fan base could be equally upset with Thor, who chose to throw that axe into Thanos chest and not his head. Because he wanted to tell Thanos that he got his revenge”
“Had he gone for a kill shot, that snap would not have happened,” he continued. “These are choices that characters who are feeling immense pain make and hopefully, the audience can learn to empathize with those characters because they can grow through stories. Stories can teach us things and that we should try to see every choice from the perspective of the character that made the choice.”
Hopefully, Thor will be able to get his revenge in Avengers 4 when it comes out on May 3, 2019.