Thanos Didn’t Have a Wound on His Chest:
Avengers: Infinity War surely is the best Avengers movie for most people. Avengers: Endgame did leave us very overwhelmed, and the first Avengers film is surely a piece of art, but none of the three Avengers films supersede Infinity War story wise. It really feels kinda bad when you find little mistakes in great movies. Infinity War is one of Marvel’s very best films and even this film isn’t mistake proof. There were quite a few continuity errors and Thor pronounced Nidavellir as “Nivadellir” a couple times. We’re ready to ignore that. But there’s one thing that many people have complained about, and that’s the stab wound which was missing at the end of Infinity War & at the beginning of Endgame.
Thor reached peak strength in Infinity War. Stormbreaker is an insanely strong weapon. It definitely is an upgrade to Mjolnir. Although you don’t need to be worthy in order to wield it, an average human still can’t wield it because he/she would lack the strength. Just giving it a try would make their minds crumble & fall. But the perks of the axe are that it has a blue aura of the Gods that keeps it lit with a blue flame. It can cut through anything, channel lightning, withstand the wrath of a fully powered Infinity Gauntlet, and summon the bifrost. Talking about withstanding the Infinity Gauntlet, Thor struck Thanos and almost killed him. His only mistake was that he struck Thanos in his chest & didn’t go for the head.
Still, Thanos had a pretty devastating wound on his chest. He would have definitely died with that wound. But after snapping, Thanos escaped Thor’s grasp using the damaged Infinity Gauntlet. The Gauntlet might be broken, but it was still functional. Thanos was still able to use the Space Stone. The next time we see Thanos was at the Garden where he had a damaged arm, but his wound was magically healed or something. People have been thinking of it as a mistake. Well, we’re here to solve your dilemma.
This wasn’t a mistake. Marvel is very particular when it comes to special effects. There are certain things that become clearer only when you watch certain scenes in slow motion. And if you slow down Thanos’ escape & focus on the chest, you’d notice a bit of green on his chest. This is enough to decipher that he didn’t just use the space stone to escape, but he also used the time stone to heal himself & bring his chest to its former self.
Just like Thanos reversed time to bring Vision back to life, he was also able to heal his body and remove the devastating wound from his chest. Now you might ask that why was Thanos not able to heal his arm? Well, the answer to this question is that Thanos damaged his arm using the full might of the Infinity Gauntlet. That damage was permanent while the damage from Stormbreaker was reversible. You see how much slow-mo makes things better & much clearer. We expect this clarity to continue in the upcoming Disney+ movies and series.
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, WandaVision in 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.