Avengers: Endgame‘s writers reveal why, despite being one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s more compelling villains, Thanos’ backstory was ultimately cut from the films.
While speaking to Backstory Magazine, Avengers Endgame‘s writers talked a bit about the scrapped background scenes for Thanos. In it, Christopher Markus that it revolved around him trying to make his case on Titan:
“We wrote some scenes, sort of flashbacky scenes of a young Thanos on Titan trying to make his case.”
He then compared the scene of Thanos’ backstory to Jor-El making his case on Krypton in the Superman mythos:
“[Part] of the reason it went away is it got a little too Jor-El on Krypton making his case, you know?”
He then went on to say that it was the kind of thing that you could imply and not actually have a full scene revolve around it:
“It was the sort of thing you could imply without having to see.”
From the look of things, the Avengers: Endgame writers realized that they didn’t have to show all of Thanos’ backstory in order to make him a compelling character!
What do you all make of this? Would you like to have seen more of Thanos’ backstory in Avengers: Endgame or Avengers: Infinity War? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.
Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 13.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.