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MCU Thanos' Origin Story Revealed

Infinity War final boss has a different origin from that of his comic-book counterpart.

The image of Thanos pulling a freaking moon isn't the only noteworthy bit about Infinity War's big bad after EW's batch of marketing material. MCU's head Kevin Feige teased a few invaluable information:

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.


By linking Thanos to such a tragic story, Infinity War imbues the main villain with a sense of sympathy much needed. We now know there's a cause behind his tyrannical actions.

It's also confirmed that Titan is the barren, orange planet where Thanos gives Iron Man and Spider-Man a beatdown. So is there any substantial connection between Thanos' homeland and an orange artifact that MCU fans have been raving about, hm?

Source: Entertainment Weekly