The most awaited film of this year Avengers Infinity War is only a few day from its premiere and till know we have no idea what to expect from it. As of now we only know that the MCU’s storyline will be different from the Comics. So this gives rise to many important questions like which character will die in the film? Which new character will be introduced? and how Avengers will beat the Mad Titan Thanos. But the biggest of them is the origin story of Thanos. As from the so far released trailers, So in this post, we will talk about the Thanos MCU origin and backstory.
Thanos MCU origin and backstory
Who is Thanos?
Thanos was born in the colony of Eternals on one of the Saturn’s moon Titan. He was born disfigured and Monstrous and was ill-treated by his fellows because of his looks. And this gave the birth of evilness to him and he wanted to become supreme powerful in the universe. Growing in power and infamy he traveled the whole universe and once met Death itself. He developed some feeling for her and wanted to become worthy in order to get her love.
He himself destroyed his home ‘Titan’ and in order to impress Death, he began the quest for the most powerful thing in the universe which obviously is ‘Infinity Stones’. His aim was to destroy half of the universe to show his worthiness to his love ‘Death’.
But we have already told you that MCU’s storyline will be a bit different from the comic storyline. So, let’s see what updates do we have for that.
MCU’S New Storyline
According to the boss of Marvel Cinematic Universe Kevin Friege, Thanos will have a somewhat similar backstory but with some twists and turns. Here is what he said about Thanos’ MCU origin.
“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,” Feige told EW. “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.”
There are also some rumors that the film will show Thanos’s younger days on his home planet Titan too. So overall this makes him more of a human character. As he wants to save the good part of the universe by destroying the bad one and unfortunately he sees the earth in bad category I guess. Talking about this Kevin says
“That’s either genius or horrific, depending on your point of view, and most of our point of views say it’s pretty horrific.”
Recently Josh Brolin who is playing the character of Thanos gave an insight into Thanos’s character in the film and why he looks so horrible. He told that
“He’s different from his family. They’re all Titans and they all look similar, but he was born deformed. You see how he grew up, you see he was like the Quasimodo of this time, or if you’ve ever read Perfume [Patrick Süskind ‘s 1985 novel about a serial killer who craves beautiful scenes but is disgusted by the smell of humanity], it’s a great parallel to Thanos. He stuck out. He was an anomaly. He was a freak. And that lent to this apparent insanity.”
So, this possibly ends the Death’s part in Thano’s life though his obsession for that has been shown in movies as well but as of this new storyline, the chance of her debut scene in the film is very less.
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