The Marvels: Director Thinks Thanos’ Snap Was Cap’s Fault

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The Marvels director Nia DaCosta believes Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap in Avengers: Infinity War was caused by Captain America (Chris Evans). Following the success of her most recent project, Candyman, the director has now turned her attention to Captain Marvel 2, which will reintroduce Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers to the big screen. Teyonah Parris plays grown-up Monica Rambeau, while Iman Vellani plays Ms. Marvel in the project.


She Has Some Strong Opinions 

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Nia DaCosta

DaCosta has already expressed strong feelings about some of the franchise’s recent happenings since joining the MCU. That includes Infinity War’s universe-shattering snap. The Avengers prepare for the fight of their lives against Thanos in the 2018 Joe and Anthony Russo flick. The movie marked the start of the Infinity Saga’s conclusion, and it set the stage for Avengers: Endgame. In it, the heroes labour independently to prevent the Mad Titan from obtaining all six Infinity Stones, allowing him to wipe out half of the galaxy with a single snap of his fingers. Despite putting up a valiant fight, the Avengers lose, and Thanos completes the annihilation.

The Marvels Director DaCosta Explains Her View 

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Avengers: Infinity War

For DaCosta, the entire incident stems from Captain America’s refusal to sacrifice Vision (Paul Bettany) early in Infinity War. In an interview with Inverse, she claims that if Steve Rogers had been reasonable, he would have decided that losing the sentient robot was worth it in comparison to the millions of deaths in the cosmos.  Read her full answer below:


“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. 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.”

What do Fans regard as Thano’s Victory?

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Wanda killing Vision in Avengers Infinity War

Since the film’s premiere, the events of Infinity War have been extensively discussed. The inability of Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) to manage his emotions in Titan, as well as Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) decision to gloat, have been regarded by fans as the key causes for Thanos’ victory. The notion of blaming Captain America for his decision to sacrifice Vision is a new one, but it has some merit. As DaCosta pointed out, the Mad Titan would not have been able to complete all six Infinity Stones if Steve had permitted the synthezoid to surrender. Of course, Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) was opposed to the plan, but given Vision’s death in Infinity War, it would’ve been preferable if their sacrifice didn’t go to waste simply because the villain possessed the Time Stone.

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Brie Larson / Captain Marvel

Captain America’s reasoning process was incorrect at the time, but considering what was at stake, it aligned with his beliefs. He refused to leave the floating Sokovia until every human on board had been saved in Avengers: Age of Ultron. He refused to hand up Bucky (Sebastian Stan) in Captain America: Civil War, despite the fact that fleeing made things worse for everyone. It’s a laudable goal to help everyone, but it’s impossible to do so. A hero should be able to make difficult decisions for the greater good in high-stakes situations like Avengers: Infinity War.



Written by Prachee Mishra

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