Thanos’ Motivation In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Revealed

The Avengers will face the biggest challenge of their superhero careers this April, when Thanos battles them in Avengers: Infinity War. The Mad Titan’s ambition springs from his obsession with death, which led him to wipe out half the universe in the comics. In the film, his motivations are slightly different, as Marvel producer Kevin Feige explains:

“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. That’s either genius or horrific, depending on your point of view, and most of our point of views say it’s pretty horrific.”

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Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artefacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

Avengers: Infinity War will hit theaters on April 27th.