Russo Brothers Talk Star-Lord Punching Thanos In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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Star-Lord just can’t seem to catch a break, can he? He had to combat his own father in the second Guardians of the Galaxy film, and then after hearing about Gamora’s death, his emotional response of punching Thanos led to half of humanity being snapped out of existence. Avengers: Infinity War has come and gone, but if there’s one thing that the Russo Brothers have been asked about more than the title or teaser for Avengers 4, it’s Star-Lord’s actions that inevitably led to the heroes’ downfall in Infinity War.

Among the many things asked at the Avengers: Infinity War Q&A hosted by Collider last week, the Russo Brothers stated that the heroes probably would’ve managed to pry the Infinity Gauntlet away from Thanos had Star-Lord not interfered. Admittedly, yes, that would shorten the movie’s runtime and lessen the impact of any potential conflict, but by the same token, Star-Lord’s actions did still inevitably lead to half of humanity being wiped out by Thanos, including Peter Quill himself!

“No. That was the turning point of that scene. Again, these are flawed characters that make emotional choices, human choices. Had Quill not done that, the movie might have ended right there.”

It also would’ve lessened any possible or potential conflict for Avengers 4. After all, if the heroes got the gauntlet away from Thanos and prevented anything that would’ve warranted a fourth movie, where do you go from there? So in a way, the actions of Star-Lord also set up what will no doubt be undone by the time Avengers 4 comes around next year. Still, though, it does make you wonder how different things might have turned out had Star-Lord not let his emotions get the better of him.

How do you think Avengers: Infinity War might have turned out had Star-Lord not punched Thanos? Let us know in the comments below.

Avengers: Infinity War is available now on Digital HD, 4K, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Source: Collider (via YouTube)

Thanos’ Outriders Resemble Venom In New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art

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Avengers Infinity War Thanos Black Order Marvel StudioNew Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals early designs for Thanos' Outriders and the horrifying creatures bear a striking resemblance to Venom.

During the battle of Wakanda, Thanos' underlings unleashed an army of the Outriders on Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Though the creatures were terrifying enough in the final version of the film, early concept art reveals that the Outriders initially resemble the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero named Venom. According to Avengers: Infinity War concept artists, creating a design for Thanos' army that wouldn't be compared to Venom proved to be a challenge.

You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to view the rest of the gallery!

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Thanos will return in the untitled sequel to Infinity War.

A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.

Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.


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