The Main Character in 'Avengers: Infinity War' Is Surprisingly Thanos

Monday, 06 February 2017 - 9:53PM
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Monday, 06 February 2017 - 9:53PM
The Main Character in 'Avengers: Infinity War' Is Surprisingly Thanos
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Avengers: Infinity War is going to have to juggle around 67 characters (supposedly), which will make it tough for any one hero to stand out. But despite that challenge, there does appear to be one character who is going to be the main focus - and it's not who you might expect.

In an interview with ColliderMarvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealed that the mad titan Thanos will be treated as the main character of the movie. This is a major change of pace for Marvel, as no movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever featured a villain as the main character. Here's what Feige said:
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"If a big criticism of ours is that we focus on the heroes more than the villains, I think that's probably true. I don't think it'll always be true and I think some of you spoke to Chris and Steve at the Civil War junket. When the heck was that? Yesterday? [Laughs] And they talked about in appropriately oblique terms, Thanos. Thanos in Infinity War is – in a movie that has a lot of characters, you could almost go so far as to say he is the main character, and that's a bit of a departure from what we've done before, but that was appropriate for a movie called Infinity War."
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The news that Thanos will be treated like the main character in Infinity War is definitely welcome news. He's been built up as the big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the end of The Avengers in 2012, and if he just gets the usual "Marvel Villain" treatment in Infinity War (i.e. a largely forgettable adversary to our heroes), then that will be a major disappointment for a character who will have had nearly a decade of hype by the time his big moment in Infinity War rolls around.

But by shifting the focus onto Thanos, it opens up some new ways for Marvel to make Infinity War even more special, and should also help when it comes to the film's attempts to balance the screen time for its dozens of heroes.

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We guess we'll see how it all turns out when Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on May 4, 2018.
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