Principal photography has begun on Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up, the untitled Avengers 4. We know that it will feature a great many of the characters who have appeared in Marvel Studios so far, and we know that the big bad will be Thanos played by Josh Brolin. We know that Thanos has been, and will continue, to chase Infinity Gems, but why? What’s the end game Thanos has in mind for the very powerful stones that he will combine into the Infinity Gauntlet? Well, without going into details, let’s just say that Thanos doesn’t like the looks of the universe he’s getting from his floaty chair…
“His goal is to re-balance the universe as he sees it. So when he figures out that the Infinity Stones could do this for him at the snap of a finger, that becomes his main goal,” said Avengers co-screenwriter Stephen McFeely. He makes the comments in a special feature on the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Doctor Strange according to Screen Rant.
Note that there’s no mention in the above statement about Death. In the original Infinity Gauntlet miniseries, Thanos wipes out half the life in the universe with a literal snap of his fingers in order to impress Death. When the heroes of Earth respond, Thanos further tries to impress her by giving them a very slim chance of beating him despite the omnipotence granted to Thanos by the Gauntlet. You might remember that Thanos’ toadie tells him at the end of Avengers that testing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is “to court Death.” In the meantime, only one Infinity Stone is left to be revealed, the Soul Gem. Will it pop up in Thor: Ragnarok? Black Panther? Maybe Thanos will have to find it himself in Infinity War. We’ll have to see what Marvel’s got up their collective sleeves…
Avengers: Infinity War will be in theatres everywhere on May 4, 2018; Avengers 4 comes out on May 3, 2019.
Source: Movie Web