The writers of Avengers: Infinity War have spoken about who is to blame for what transpired in the movie.
Over the course of Infinity War, Thanos manages to collect the Stones and is ultimately able to enact his grim vision for the universe, wiping out half the population.
Our heroes do have some chances to stop Thanos, however, and many fans are blaming Star-Lord for attacking the Titan when Iron Man and Spider-Man nearly removed the gauntlet from him.
Writers of the film, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, don’t agree with this accusation, however, and say that it’s unfair to blame one person or that anything could ultimately have been done to stop Thanos.
“I do love this debate I’ve seen online of ‘It’s Star-Lord’s fault! It’s Doctor Strange’s fault! It’s Thor’s fault!'” McFeely told Collider. “Everyone has a part to play in their failure. If Steve and Tony could’ve just gotten together everybody would’ve been… If Civil War hadn’t have happened the Avengers would’ve been united. There’s plenty of blame to go around and maybe there’s nothing they could’ve done about it.”
“Thanos trashed half of the universe without the Stones,” Markus added. “I mean, he went from planet to planet slaughtering people. He’s unbelievably powerful without the Stones. I think they would’ve been very disappointed to get the glove off of him and find he was still beating the daylights out of them.”
It’s certainly true that Thanos is mighty dangerous without the Stones, demonstrated by his annihilation of the Hulk in hand to hand combat at the film’s beginning. But do you agree with the writers? Is blaming one character for what happened a little simplistic?
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 stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), 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), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), 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 (Eitri).