Avengers: Endgame – Writer Confirms Thanos’ Blade Stronger Than Cap’s Shield – So What Is It?

Avengers: Endgame is now in out for release anywhere you decide to buy it and fans have been pouring over the various commentaries from the filmmakers. One question that keeps popping up about Avengers: Endgame is, what the hell was Thanos blade made of that it could tear Cap’s shield to pieces?

We don’t have a specific answer to that question yet, though I will theorize what the explanation will eventually be. However,  one of Endgame‘s writers Stephen McFeely did confirm in the commentaries that whatever Thanos blade is made from, it’s stronger than Vibranium.

“You can also see that while Vibranium is the strongest substance on Earth, whatever Thanos’ straight razor there is made out of is stronger.”

Now there are several ways to explain this, I like to think of it as pre-Fox and post-Fox. Previous to the Fox acquisition I am sure we could have assumed that Eitri made some really cool weapons and maybe this was one of them, or Thanos being thousands of years old could have had this forged from somewhere that has a substance stronger than Vibranium. To be honest, no one would really give that much of a second thought, would they? However, now that Fox and its Marvel properties are owned by Disney I think we can all probably guess an even better answer to that question? Adamantium.

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As far as comic book lore goes Adamantium, which is the metal fused to Wolverine’s body, is a stronger metal than Vibranium, or at least it used to be? In fact, back when I was reading the comics it was the strongest metal in the universe I think, though that was back in the ’80s and early ’90s, so the comics lore may have evolved since then I admit. I also recall that whilst Adamantium could damage Vibranium, it wasn’t as useful for other uses as Vibranium was, it was just indestructible.

When Endgame was being made, Marvel could not have used Adamantium given the association with X-Men, but you can almost imagine them thinking it, knowing that the deal was being finalized. However, that’s all water under the bridge now, and there’s absolutely no reason that they cannot retcon this after the introduction of Wolverine to say Thanos was using an Adamantium blade. It would actually be the most Easter egg/creative solution to the question of Thanos blade possible in my opinion.

Maybe you don’t care about whether it’s Adamantium, or Unobtainium, or even Godkillainium, but what do you think of McFeely’s comments and do you think Adamantium is the perfect little Easter egg for this? Sharpen your blades and hit the killing floor below to prove your worth.

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SOURCE: Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame Commentary)

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Cam is Senior Editor at LRM Online, and has a passion for all things geeky, including sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies.

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