Reddit is banning half of its users from r/thanosdidnothingwrong in a callback to the infamous villain of Avengers: Infinity War today, but you can get back after being snapped away by unsubscribing from r/thanosdidnothingwrong and subscribing to R/INTHESOULSTONE. The subreddit is dedicated to the MCU villain Thanos, the Mad Titan who wiped out half the universe.
While the Reddit forum set a time for when the snap will be happening, they’re not revealing it. Right now it is only known that it will happen today. In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos decimated the universe by taking out half of its population with the snap of his fingers. He needed the Infinity Gauntlet, complete with all of the Infinity stones, to pull it off and he spent much of the film on a journey to acquire the stones. Along with half of the population, half of the large hero roster seen in Infinity Wars faded away in the film’s last moments. Reddit is paying homage to this scene that single-handedly changed the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Reddit user The-Jedi-Apprentice made a post in the forum this morning revealing how they planned on utilizing the famous finger snap and more importantly, how you can come back from it. As of 11am, the snap hasn’t happened yet. Reddit users seem ready for it, adding their own speculation of what would happen. One commentator even said Peter Parker aka Spider-Man’s last words: I don’t want to go.
Thanos sought to get rid of half of the population in order to bring balance to the universe. Reddit seems to aim to do the same thing with its forum dedicated to the villain. Josh Brolin, who portrayed Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, even got in on some of the fun of this stunt. A video of the actor doing his infamous snap was shared by the film's directors Joe and Anthony Russo on r/thanosdidnothingwrong.
Avengers: Infinity War has crossed $2 billion at the worldwide box office, sky-rocketing its main villain into the pop culture zeitgeist. Reddit paying tribute to Thanos by getting rid of half of his subreddit's users is a nice touch. However, unlike with the Avengers, users will be able to soon come back from the snap thanks to Reddit. We’ll have to wait for Avengers 4 to see when or even if our heroes and half the universe return. For now, fans can take heart in the fact that Avengers: Infinity War received great reviews and so did its antagonist, who will go down as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's best villains.
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