The Mad Titan had accomplished his goal of bringing balance to the world in the movie, Avengers: Infinity War but this price was way too high. Thanos had lost everything when he had sacrificed Gamora, to get the soul stone. By the end of the movie, Thor had stuck Thanos with on his chest, with the Stormbreaker but there was no scar of that left on his body. Thanos had then walked away damaged for his entire life. The Mad Titan will never be the same person that he was when the movie, Avengers 4 rolls out. Using the full power of all the Infinity stones and the Gauntlet not just destroyed the Gauntlet, but it had also taken a huge piece out of Thanos also.
Collider had hosted a very special screening for the movie, Infinity War and this had been followed by a session with Joe & Anthony Russo. They had been asked about the physical price that the Mad Titan had paid, and this is what Joe Russo said:
“It’s evident. His daughter is an emotional price, but the physical price is – you’ll see it if you pause your DVD – right before he uses it to go back into the portal away from Thor while he’s got the ax in his chest, his arm is burnt to a crisp. So the physical price is the extreme power that it took to enact his plan, he paid for physically, and when he sits down on the steps at the end of the movie, you can see that it actually carries up into his neck and onto his face.”
The Russos had then been asked if the damaged Infinity Gauntlet was reusable:
“[Thanos’] arm is f**cked up and anything attached to his arm is f**cked up.”
The Russos then talk about the power of the weapon, the Stormbreaker as compared to Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet. So if this Gauntlet had been reusable, Thor may not make the mistake for the second time:
“Joe – It certainly has the ability to counteract the Infinity Gauntlet.
Anthony – “I think that key moment, though, is that Thanos was caught off guard. He literally just didn’t know the power of what was coming at him. I mean, maybe he could have used the Stones in a different way had he understood what that weapon was, but it came out of nowhere.”
Avengers 4 will release on May 3 and it will presumably star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeremy Renner Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Paul Rudd, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tessa Thompson, Evangeline Lilly, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Cate Blanchett, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Katherine Langford, Stellan Skarsgard and Brie Larson.