Minor Avengers: Infinity War spoilers follow…
Earlier this month, Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo talked about Thanos’ motivations for eliminating half of all life in the universe, revealing that it ties into the backstory of his time on Titan when he recommended exterminating half of the population to save the other half following a cataclysmic shift.
This of course differs from his reasoning in the comic book epic The Infinity Gauntlet, where his actions are designed to win the affections of Lady Death. And, speaking to Coming Soon on the promotional tour for Infinity War, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have revealed that Death was considered for the movie, although ultimately they chose to tie his motivations into his home world in order to make him more relatable to audiences.
“At the very beginning, just because it’s such a focal point of the comics, we talked about it, but I think pretty quickly… it is not something that brings you closer to his motivation,” said McFeely. “It’s not something where the average moviegoer says, ‘Now I can kinda empathize with him because he’s in love with Death!’ But I think we took that passion that he has… he really is in love with Death in the comics! He’s a lovelorn, kinda sad little fella. We wanted to maintain that level of emotion on his part, just redirected.”
Will you be disappointed if we don’t get an appearance from Death in the movie, or are Thanos’ motivations not that important in the grand scheme of things? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Terry Notary (Cull Obsidian), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Ebony Maw), Carrie Coon (Proxima Midnight), Michael James Shaw (Corvus Glaive) and Peter Dinklage in an as-yet-unrevealed role.