Go figure. Avengers: Infinity War hasn’t come out yet, and we’re already picking apart what has and hasn’t ended up in the final version of the film. That being said, with this particular piece of news, it’s likely best to set realistic expectations now before you get slapped in the face with reality.
What am I talking about specifically? The big bad of the film, Thanos. This is a character the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been teasing for the past six years and 12 or so movies. Yet despite all the buildup, we’ve spent little to no time with the character himself. Apart from some comments from Kevin Feige, we don’t really understand where he’s coming from.
This backstory is something that was originally supposed to be in the film, but according to GamesRadar, that was cut for time.
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“We were considering showing [Thanos’] backstory,” co-director Anthony Russo told the outlet, “but ultimately felt it wasn’t necessary for the movie.”
That is kind of a bummer, as this backstory could have been instrumental in getting to empathize with him — something Marvel has been doing a better job of doing with their villains. But fret not, because he still guarantees that the movie will be told from Thanos’ point of view. So while we won’t be seeing his backstory, we will get to see how it influences his actions and his thinking.
As far as WHAT his backstory is, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has already revealed it, saying:
“He’s from a planet called Titan that’s no longer inhabited because of things that he thought he could help prevent, and he was not allowed to do that. What he feared most happened, and the planet and everybody on it basically went extinct. He vowed not to let that happen again. He thinks he sees the universe going down the tubes. He thinks he sees life expanding outward unchecked. That will bring ruin, he believes, to the universe and to that life.”
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SOURCE: Games Radar