The Russo Brothers Spill The Beans On Thanos' Backstory And His Powers In AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

The Russos recently revealed that Thanos' backstory in Avengers: Infinity War has been cut from the movie but in a new interview, they've explained everything we need to know about the villain's past!

We recently learned that the Russo Brothers have decided not to delve too much into Thanos' background in Avengers: Infinity War despite it often being described as his movie. Whether or not those scenes were actually shot isn't clear but if they are sitting on the cutting room floor, we can probably expect to learn more about the Mad Titan's past when the Blu-ray hits shelves later this year. 

In the meantime, Joe and Anthony have actually explained the villain's origin story during a recent interview and told us pretty much everything we need to know about what motivates him here. 

 
"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."

We'd heard that the fall of Titan is what resulted in Thanos wanting to track down the Infinity Stones in order to save the universe but there are a lot of new pieces of information here, including the fact that he was actually exiled for suggesting killing half of the population on his now ruined home planet. 

The filmmakers then went on to elaborate on what he has planned for Earth's Mightiest Heroes (and the wider universe as a whole) and it's fair to say Captain America and company should be worried. 
 
"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," they added. "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 stopping Thanos from completing his goal."

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