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The Russo Brothers on Thanos’ ‘Infinity War’ Motivation

Published on April 11th, 2018 | Updated on April 12th, 2018 | By FanFest

The Russo brothers are probably the most excited about the upcoming premiere of Avengers: Infinity War. It’s a huge moment for the MCU as a whole and for everyone on and off set.

For Anthony and Joe, it’s also a testament to so many things, and seeing it play out in front of audiences around the world has to be an indescribable feeling.

In a recent interview with The Telegraph India, they discussed Thanos in a bit more detail. From his motivation to his back story, we now know a little more about what drives the villain.

‘Thanos’ primary motivation on a plot level is to go after the Infinity Stones. That’s really the connective tissue that pulls our entire MCU together as the stones are spread out throughout the franchises.’

While we sort of knew that going in, we now know what drives him on his mission and why it’s so important for him.

‘Thanos is this virtually indestructible character who’s stronger than the Hulk, and has invincible skin. He’s from a planet called Titan. Many years prior to the film his planet was experiencing a cataclysmic shift. They were running out of resources, and they were overpopulated. Thanos made a recommendation that they exterminate half the population randomly in order to save the rest of the population. Of course, the Titans rejected his notion, branded him a mad man, exiled him, and the planet ended up dying. So he has taken it upon himself to go planet-by-planet throughout the universe and wipe out half of the population of each planet as a way to correct the planet and bring it back into balance.’

Thanos’ idea of balance isn’t exactly what’s best for the universe but he’s not thinking of that right now.

Heres hoping our favorite Avengers can help make it right.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27th.

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