*record scratch* “Yeah, that’s me, Thanos. I bet you’re wondering how I ended up in this crazy situation. Well...”
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Avengers: Infinity War ends with one of the grandest, bleakest setpieces in Marvel movie history - directly inspired by a moment right out of the comics. But that wasn't always the case, according to the movie's screenwriters. In fact, fans could've been kept waiting until Avengers 4 to see Thanos' grand plan unfold.
Marvel Studios has revolutionised the way we watch movies in a particularly weird way - a decade ago, most people left the cinema the moment the credits began rolling. Now, swathes of moviegoers diligently sit through all the credits, hoping to see a little something extra. Marvel's latest film Avengers: Infinity War does this, but it's so much more than an extra.
Thanos' quest for the Infinity Stones comes to a head in Avengers: Infinity War, but the movie also finally gives us the reason why the Mad Titan has spent six years' worth of post-credits teasers gathering such vast cosmic power. And, perhaps surprisingly, those motivations have deep roots in the comics.
Thanos, the Mad Titan who wields the Infinity Gauntlet and its six powerful gems does not go by all that many different names. But a revelation in a recent issue of the Thanos solo comic written by Donny Cates, with illustrations from Geoff Shaw and Antonio Febela, has thrown readers for an odd loop.
Most trophies take the shape of a cup, goblet, or maybe the side of a mountain. For this weekend's Battle For The Stones, Capcom has opted for a giant replica of Thanos' gauntlet, complete with light-up infinity stones.
Even though he's a genocidal maniac who has murdered entire civilisations in his quest to impress the embodiment of Death, at the end of the day, Thanos is still an old-fashioned family man. Family has always been important to the Mad Titan and in his upcoming series, Thanos: Infinity Sibling, he's headed to a family reunion.
Over the years at Marvel, there've been many iterations of the Ghost Rider that aren't Johnny Blaze. The Robbie Reyes version has been a latter-day favourite, and recently we've seen everything from a 19th century Native American to a prehistoric version atop a flaming mastodon. The latest? A mysterious friend of Thanos from the far future.