Why 'Endgame' Delivered That Thanos Twist in the First 10 Minutes

Why 'Endgame' Delivered That Thanos Twist in the First 10 Minutes


Note: This article contains a major spoiler for Avengers: Endgame – but come on, you should have seen it by now…

Avengers: Endgame executive producer Trinh Tran has opened up about the inspiration behind Thanos’ early death scene in the movie.

Let’s be honest, it’s a pretty epic way to open the most fiercely anticipated blockbuster ever made, with Thor taking everyone by surprise and decapitating the purple Titan in the first 10 minutes.

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Discussing how the decision was made to dispose of present-timeline Thanos in this manner, Tran told Comic Book: “I remember sitting in that conference room and we have spent weeks on end trying to figure out where his character goes in this movie.

“We were just struggling and struggling and just kept circling back and couldn’t quite figure out Thanos’ journey.

“It’s like, ‘He defeated the Avengers in Infinity War. Where does he go from there? How do we continue a story where audiences are going to go, ‘Oh, this is new, this is different,’ rather than just tell the same story again?’

“We wanted our heroes to be able to go back in time, like that’s the fun of it, right?

“So I just went, ‘OK, this is a crazy idea. They’re probably going to think I’m nuts for saying it, but let’s talk about it.’ I just blurted it out and it’s like, ‘OK, what happens if we do kill him?’

“It led to a lot of fun conversations that we had about, ‘Well, then, how are they going to get all the stones back if he’s destroyed and he’s killed?’ And, and so the movie and that moment ended up being in there.”

Thanos’ early death ushered in the time travel element of Endgame, and helped establish a sense of viewers never quite knowing what could happen next.


Avengers: Endgame is available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D and 4K now.

From: Digital Spy

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