Avengers: Infinity War was such a massive event for the Superhero genre. Not only did it bring the biggest roster of Superheroes together, but the fact that it finally brought in the greatest villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a treat to witness. The creatives of Infinity War altered Thanos from the comics. Here is motivations were different and more relatable, & you could say that he was made a little vulnerable really worked well for his cinematic iteration.
Thanos had lived a very long life full of struggles. He lost his own planet and all of that taught him just one thing, which was that the Universe was running out of resources. The life forms throughout the Universe were growing infinitely while the resources on those planets were finite, so a perfect balance needed to be brought back and that is what his entire goal was in the film.
Unfortunately for us Thanos did achieve his goal after paying the cost of doing that, and he became the one and only individual throughout the Galaxy who was able to defeat the Earth’s mightiest heroes. But after having seen the conditions on Thanos’ homeworld Titan, which was nothing but a barren wasteland, one may actually ask that how exactly was Thanos able to survive the destruction of his planet. The way the planet was, being deserted & uninhabitable how did Thanos not die along with the rest of the Titan-ers.
The answer to this was briefly given in the film as Thanos and Doctor Strange’s conversation gave us a little hint at the backstory of Thanos. The Mad Titan mentioned that he presented a way to solve the problems of his planet which was on the brink of collapse. He proposed a fair means of Genocide, an unbiased way of a clean sweep for the entire planet. As mentioned in the book, Avengers: Infinity War — The Art of the Movie, Thanos was exiled from Titan after his proposition so was absent from the planet when the destruction actually took place.
The Art book also revealed Thanos to be the greatest villain of the MCU. The reason being given was that he exactly knew how to use the Infinity Stones and the importance of Infinity Stones is extremely high for Avengers 4 because the book also teases that they are the means to defeating Thanos:
“They’ve [Infinity Stones] been misused by people who didn’t understand their true power. And now that the real master of them, Thanos, has shown up we can see what they actually do,” Markus said. “The problem is, as you can imagine, as you gain control over these things, your story just goes haywire because why are there any stakes for the man who can control time, space, reality, your mind, your soul and power? He can reset as many times as it’ll take. So you have to build in a lot of bumps in the road or maybe keep one stone away from him for long enough in order for the thing to have any dramatic structure at all.”
Here’s what Kevin Feige had to say about the greatness of the Mad Titan:
“Thanos has been lurking in the shadows with a desire to obtain these Infinity Stones, which has played a big part in our other films. We’ve introduced the Tesseract, revealed to be the Space Stone; the Mind Stone, which came out of Loki’s scepter and then went into Vision’s forehead; and the Time Stone: the Eye of Agamotto that Doctor Strange wears is an Infinity Stone itself! And of course the Guardians dealt with the Power Stone.
So these storytelling devices that we’ve seeded into every film will continue to play a part and come together. We’ve been teasing this for six years. That’s a long time to tease something cinematically before paying it off. Thanos has to be the greatest villain in our movies.”
Now Thanos will make his return in Avengers 4 and we are pretty sure that he won’t survive the events of that. Avengers 4 hits the theatres on April 26, 2019 and here’s the official Synopsis:
“A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”