One of Avengers: Endgame’s most bizarre theories - the 'Thanus' theory - has gotten its own theme song. At the end of this month, fans will witness the culmination of everything that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has spent over a decade building. Marvel has been even more tight-lipped than usual about the MCU’s future, even choosing not to release their upcoming slate of movies for fear of spoilers. Since the carnage resulting from Thanos’s reality-altering finger snap in Avengers: Infinity War, fans have had about a year to come up with ideas as to how Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will eventually triumph over him. Some are more creative than others.
One theory that's gained a particular amount of traction is that Ant-Man will be the key to defeating Thanos. Scott Lang would do this by shrinking down and entering Thanos’s body through his anus, after which he would expand in size, destroying the Mad Titan from the inside out. Fans have been having a lot of fun with this theory. Aside from the now ubiquitous Thanus meme, there have been GIFs, videos and fan art all depicting Ant-Man’s potential victory. Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson has weighed in on the subject.
Now, the theory has gotten its own theme song from Bonecage with a video edited by KL Ryusaki. The tune goes into rather explicit detail about the showdown between hero and villain, employing a myriad of Thanus memes to illustrate its point. Titled “Get Small”, sample lyrics include, “In the anus of a god is a man. Some would say he’s a hero, a hero, a hero deep in the anus of Thanos.” It’s a song that perfectly captures the ridiculousness of the theory that spawned it.
With the release of Avengers: Endgame mere weeks away, fans’ excitement is reaching fever pitch. There is plenty of speculation both about how the film will play out and the future of the MCU in general. All we know for certain is that Phase 4 will kick off with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July and apparently there won’t be any real announcements of what’s to come until after its release. The Russo brothers, who directed Avengers: Endgame, actually love the enthusiasm that fans have shown in coming up with various theories of how the film will conclude the story that Marvel will have unfolded across 22 movies.
As for the Thanus theory, fans can all probably agree that as hilarious as the idea might be, it’s not one that they will see on the big screen. This is an MCU film, so there will no doubt be some levity throughout. However, it’s also the movie that will likely see some Avengers suiting up for the last time, so it’s bound to be an emotional experience. Viewers will have to wait a couple more weeks to see how Marvel’s epic will end when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, but in the meantime, they can hum a memorable tune about a certain theory - seriously, it’s pretty catchy.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019