We are going to talk about one of the most incredible references in Avengers: Endgame. And, if you haven’t seen the film yet then we don’t want to waste your time as it is our spoiler alert warning for you. So, the people who have seen the film will definitely know that it has a lot of Easter eggs and references from previous film and comics. And apparently, we all missed one big reference from the movie. So, we are going to talk about the reference to baby Thanos/Cosmic Ghost Rider arc. There will be very few Marvel fans out there who will know this.
In the opening scene, when all the superheroes were discussing the options of reversing the snap, and War Machine brought in the idea of killing Thanos when he was a baby as it’ll end all the problems in a spin, it was discarded by everyone because of one simple reason that they don’t hold the power to kill a bay. Well, personally I think it’s the most incredible and easiest way of killing Thanos. But, if we take a look at the comics, then we will realize that it’s not possible and has been tried by someone already. Yes, the idea of killing baby Thanos wasn’t introduced by War Machine for the very first time.
In the story arc of Cosmic Ghost Rider, it was Frank Castle aka The Punisher who made a deal with the devil in order to become the cosmic Ghost Rider. After which, he made his way into the time when Thanos was a little baby but couldn’t do it and instead of killing Thanos, he simply started raising him, with a little hope in his heart that he’ll change the destiny of Thanos by giving him good parenting. Well, that didn’t work and it brought in Thanos the Punisher in the world.
So, we all are pretty much glad that Marvel Studios didn’t go for this approach in Endgame.