THE MARVELS Director Nia DaCosta Believes Thanos' "Snap" Was All Captain America's Fault
Candyman director Nia DaCosta, who is currently in-production on The Marvels, has an interesting theory relating to Steve Rogers being indirectly responsible for Thanos wiping out half of the universe.
Well, this might prove to be a controversial take!
During an interview with Inverse, The Marvels director Nia DaCosta shared her thoughts on "The Snap" (officially known as The Decimation), revealing that, in her opinion, Captain America was at least partially responsible for Thanos wiping out half of all life in the universe.
In Avengers: Infinity War, the team realizes that the Mad Titan will need Vision's Mind Stone to see his nefarious scheme through to the end, and when the Synthezoid offers to sacrifice himself in order to destroy the stone, Rogers tells him that they "don't trade lives." The Candyman filmmaker believes that Steve's decision to keep Vision alive is what ultimately led to Thanos being able to acquire the stone and carry out his plan.
"Something I like to say a bit flippantly about Captain America is that the Snap is all his fault because he was trying to do his best, trying to do the right thing," said DaCosta when asked for her thoughts on superheroes becoming martyrs. "There is a world in which he’s a villain because, at the end of the day, he should have just sacrificed Vision. He chose one robot’s life, albeit a sentient one, over literally the entire universe. There’s a sort of anti-hero in that if you want to look at it through that lens."
It's certainly an intriguing theory, and DaCosta does make a good point: Vision did end up dying anyway - after a lot of people gave their lives to protect him and the stone.
"People would say I’m crazy for thinking that way, but there’s something connected to the journey of the anti-hero and the hero," she added. "The hero’s pain is something that spurs them to martyr themselves, and an anti-hero’s pain is a thing that kind of starts their journey as opposed to ending it."
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