So many little details have comprised to form this mega MCU finale, i.e. Avengers: Endgame. The writers and directors of the film have given us so much insight upon it post the release. We’ve been overwhelmed with all the Intel that we’ve recently got. Well, all we can say is keep talking Joe Russo because we like everything you’re giving us.
During Comicbook.com’s live Q&A called “An Evening with Joe Russo,” Brandon Davis and the co-director of Avengers: Endgame talked about Thanos’ choice of weaponry. While the previous film involved a big Blingy Gauntlet that Thanos forced Eitri to make for him, this film had Thanos from the past bring in a double bladed boomerang sword! Before the film came out, we all thought it to be a version of the Infinity Sword, but apparently it wasn’t referred to as that.
Captain America wasn’t referred as Nomad in Infinity War even though he did play a version of it. So applying the same logic to the Double Bladed weapon, it is in fact the Infinity Sword. It was able to cut through Vibranium, which apparently is the strongest metal known to us as far as the MCU is concerned. But Thanos’ blade was clearly stronger than Vibranium. So we just have to know what it is made of.
According to Joe Russo, this Metal also comes from the legendary weapon forging planet, i.e. Nidavellir. He said:
“Clearly Thanos is a thousand-year-old character who has fought everyone in the universe and is the greatest: He’s the Genghis Khan of the universe, so he would have the greatest weapon. He knows of Eitri, he’s been to Eitri to have his glove created. Did he have them create his blade as well? Potentially. But it’s interesting that it could destroy the shield.”
So perhaps the Infinity Sword is also made up of Uru Metal? Its ability to come back to Thanos when he calls for it does hint at the fact that it was indeed made out of the heart of a dying star. So with this revelation, we can also state the fact that the Stormbreaker will also be able to cut through Captain America’s Shield. Mjolnir wasn’t able to break it since it was a bit hammer. Stormbreaker clearly has an “Edge” over Mjolnir, and that’s why it is stronger.
Circling back to Thanos, apparently there was more than what met the eye. Joe Russo also gave us an insight upon 10 minutes of Thanos’ backstory that was cut from the film. He was asked whether there was a little more of Thanos that we could have got, and he said:
“Of course. We did a lot of drafts of Infinity War that involved Thanos’s backstory. We even had a draft where you saw ten minutes of his backstory. You saw him as a child, you saw him try to convince his planet that it was doomed and recommend that they randomly kill half the population to save the planet. He gets sent to a prison off-planet and eventually watches the planet destroy itself….It is a whole other film, but sometimes that’s the value in a story room, of writing that draft in the script because you go ‘alright, at least I have that in my brain now. And I understand that and I can pitch it to Brolin, and he can hear that intimate level of detail so we all know what his story is and how he feels about his past. He’s a very tortured character who’s sociopathic, but ultimately it is benevolent sociopathy.”
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Ty Simpkins, Ava Russo and Brie Larson.