Although it was established over ten years ago and has gone on to become the biggest movie franchise of our times or maybe all times, Marvel Cinematic Universe constantly faced one criticism: it didn’t have great villains. With the arrival of Avengers: Infinity War on the big screen, the endgame for present phase of MCU started. It was not only the most eagerly awaited film of 2018 but, also the grandest superhero film ever made by Marvel until now.
Avengers: Infinity War featured hordes of beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe characters, but, there was one particular character that we came to know in great detail, and that was the movie’s villain: Thanos. We had seen Thanos in post-credits scenes in a couple of films before Avengers: Infinity War, and it has been teased for years that he was coming to stake his claim to the title of the biggest MCU villain. However, what was not known was the extent of impact Thanos was going to make on the fandom.
Right from the time the initial Avengers: Infinity War trailer came out, fans had been talking about the changes in Thanos’ appearance (especially the purple factor), compared to his past cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans highlighted how his ships appear to be gigantic doughnuts, and it led to the creation of some iconic Simpsons memes. Now that the Avengers: Infinity War has shattered numerous superhero movie records on the box office, it has also given a lot of depth to Thanos. We have a clearer vision of his motive behind the universal genocide that he carried out in the movie. Thanos has earned the reputation of being the strongest MCU villain and has laid to rest all accusations of there being no good villains in the shared superhero universe. There are countless opinions about Thanos, and that leads to a deluge of fantastic fan art by the talented fan artists online.