Fans have been anxious to see galactic baddie Thanos go head-to-head with the Avengers ever since we saw him at the end of the first Avengers film. Of course, readers of The Infinity Gauntlet comic book were especially drawn to the line “to challenge them is to court Death.”
In the Infinity Gauntlet comic, following his attaining of the Infinty Gems and Gauntlet, Thanos is given the cold shoulder by Death, who resurrected him for her own means. When he snatches the gauntlet for herself, he goes on a mad tirade to win back her affections, resulting with the clash with the Avengers and the Celestials.
Up until this point, fans have been wondering whether or not we can expect Thanos’ motivation to be similar to the comics. While the films have always used the comics as a jumping off point, they’ve never been beholden to them. So what does Thanos want in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War film?
Speaking with Collider, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige gave a teaser for Thanos’ motives.
“[His motives] will be similar to what they were in The Infinity Gauntlet in various ways. I guess that’s all I can say about that.”
Okay, so perhaps, like his comic book counterpart, he is driven by the affections of Mistress Death. However, as has been noted by many, we have yet to see such a character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…for now...
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We can’t help but point to a popular fan theory involving Hela, the goddess of death and main antagonist in this year’s Thor: Ragnarok. While she is no Mistress Death per se, she would make a worthy substitute given that she’ll be introduced to her prior to the events in Infinity War. This also continues Marvel’s trend of carrying over Thor villains for more galactic conflicts.
Will Thanos be fighting for the affections of Cate Blanchett’s Hela? That seems very possible. Here’s hoping he won’t be such a lovestruck puppy in this new take on him. From what we can tell, Thanos will have the film resting on his shoulders, so his motivations will have to be interesting and relatable.
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