Friday, 22 February, 2019

A Thanos-Inspired Subreddit is Taking Things to Their Logical Conclusion

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Stacy Diaz | 09 July, 2018, 20:13

Not only did Thanos assemble the Infinity Gauntlet and wipe out half of the universe with a snap of his fingers, he earned followers who believe that the Snappening was just.

This would mark one of the biggest banning sprees in Reddit history, and the event has attracted a great deal of attention-most notably from Josh Brolin, the actor who played Thanos in Infinity War.

Post-movie users of online social platform Reddit began to congregate in a pro-Thanos sub-forum, jokingly endorsing his worldview and defending his coldhearted decision.

"Here we go, Reddit users", Brolin says in the video while delivering his iconic finger snap with a smile on his face. And if you thought the Marvel Cinematic Universe was getting a little too crowded anyway, you might have come out of the movie seeing Thanos as the hero. Like Loki, Thanos had a likeable quality where many moviegoers actually understood and sympathized with his beliefs.

It turns out reddit wasn't entirely cool with the idea of letting moderators permanently ban themselves and half of their followers, but they were convinced fairly quickly once the notion took hold of the subreddit. Colter also took the opportunity to make a tongue-in-cheek reference to another of Brolin's characters: the Mad Titan, Thanos. "This means half the subreddit will be banned, to achieve true balance", the moderator explained. They might have corndogs soon enough, so it's not that bad. Twitter user Anton Volkov shared a certificate for the German home video release of Infinity War. The reenactment of Infinity War's climactic scene will be the largest mass banning the site has ever seen.

Marvel films' Cinematographer, Trent Opaloch, while sharing the list of credits on his website put the name the name for Avengers possible part 4 as "Avengers: End Game".