Thanos didn't retire on Titan at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo clarify. Seven months after Marvel Studios rolled out their biggest film thus far, fans are still obsessed with tiny details and unanswered mysteries brought about by the film. One of those lingering mysteries includes the location of the unnamed planet introduced at the end of the movie where Thanos sat back and watched the sunset.
After successfully wiping out half the universe in Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos travels through a portal and, following a short stint in the Soul World with young Gamora, he eventually retires on a secluded farm. The mysterious location has never been given a name, so most fans assumed that it might be a part of Titan not quite as devastated as what is shown during his battle with Iron Man's team. However, as it turns out, the Russo Brothers confirmed that the location is not, in fact, his original home planet.
Sitting down for a Q&A panel after a special Avengers: Infinity War screening hosted by Collider, the Russo Brothers addressed fans' burning questions regarding the film - including the unknown location of Thanos' place of retirement. While Joe effectively debunked theories that the planet was also Titan, he didn't specify what or where the new planet is, saying, "We'd always just refer to whatever planet he's on as Titan 2, you know, and I think they probably just didn't put the 2 in there as he found a new home."
Thanos retiring on a farm is also directly mined from the pages of the comic books. However, unlike Thanos' portrayal on the big screen, the print version of this concept happened at the lowest point in the villain's narrative. In Thanos' last scene in Jim Starlin's original Infinity Gauntlet miniseries, the Mad Titan was revealed to have become anything but a humble farmer living in peace and isolation following his defeat. This came courtesy of Adam Warlock, who had claimed the Infinity Gauntlet himself by then.
Regardless of his current whereabouts or what he's currently up to, the peace and sense of accomplishment that Thanos found at the end of Avengers: Infinity War will be threatened as Earth's Mightiest Heroes attempt to restore order in the universe in Avengers 4 after is galactic genocide. It's still unclear how this will pan out, but popular theories link the concept of time travel and the Quantum Realm to factor into the story. The remaining heroes will also get brand new reinforcements in the form of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Scott Lang/Ant-Man and the returning Clint Barton/Hawkeye, who will assume the persona of Ronin in the film.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
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