Thanos is a bald, scarred, and purple skinned walking mountain that wants to collect the Infinity Stones in order to destroy half of all life in the universe. This bizarre ambition will come to fruition in Avengers: Infinity War or at least to some extent. That being said, there is so much more to the character than what has been revealed in trailers so far.
Speaking with Empire Magazine (via CBR) in a recent interview, co-director Joe Russo revealed just why Thanos is undoubtedly the most threatening supervillain to ever make way in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to date.
“He’s stronger than the Hulk. He’s more like Genghis Khan. He’s a force of nature. He has a spiritual wisdom well beyond all the other characters,” Russo explained. “He is a conqueror of worlds. He doesn’t have a weakness, and that’s what makes him so threatening.”
In addition, co-writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus have also recently pointed out the difficulty in creating supervillains for central roles in the MCU and how the Mad Titan will be the first to overcome those challenges.
Avengers: Infinity War, in many ways, will be all about Thanos. The storytelling will delve into his origins, almost sympathetic reasons for causing destruction, and more. The highly anticipated movie will not just be about a supervillain in search for power to subjugate or destroy entire worlds, a synopsis that has surfaced far too many times in recent years.
Avengers: Infinity War will open in theaters on April 27, 2018. The untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.