– by Joseph Jammer Medina

What does the big bad Thanos want in Avengers: Infinity War? We’ve heard some details about that as of late. For the longest time, many comic book lovers assumed that — based on the line in The Avengers having to do with “courting death,” that his infatuation forDeath would be carrying over to the film. Additionally, with the introduction of Cate Blanchett as Hela in Thor: Ragnarok, she seemed like the perfect stand-in for Death.

However, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has since stated that Thanos’ ambitions were more altruistic in nature, mentioning some tragedy that befell his own world, Titan. Now, in an interview with Telegraph India, co-director Joe Russo went more in-depth on the character’s backstory, motivation, and overall goal.

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“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.

Once he hears about the stones, he realises that if he can get hold of all of the Infinity Stones he can control the entire universe. With the snap of his fingers he could correct the universe permanently by removing 50 per cent of life from it. So, these are incredible stakes for our characters. If the Avengers were built for anything, it’s for stopping Thanos from completing his goal.”

This isn’t all very new. As I mentioned above, Feige touched on this before. However, this is the first I’ve heard where the resources of Titan were directly referenced, along with his goal to pretty much save the universe from running out of resources.

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SOURCE: Telegraph India

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.