‘Avengers: Endgame‘ has come and gone but there is still more to the story of Thanos which was left untold. In fact, co-director Joe Russo recently shared details about 10-minutes of film that seemed to be cut from ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ which would have further fleshed out the character and his motivations.
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We’ve long heard that the Russo Brothers have considered the first of the two final “Avengers” films as a “Thanos movie” and you have to wonder if we missed out anything about the character. The answer was a resounding yes!
According to Russo:
“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 fo 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’s benevolent sociopathy.”
While this likely wouldn’t have given us any more reason to feel sympathetic to his cause of wiping out half of all known life in the universe, it would have been interesting to see more of how The Mad Titan’s ideology was formed by seeing this play out on screen.
Do you wish that this 10-minute scene had been filmed and included in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ or did the movie have enough going on? Would having watched this changed your views about Thanos? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Comic Book