In order to adapt Thanos to the big screen, filmmakers had to make some changes to his motivations. Now we finally have confirmation that his obsession with the personification of Death will not be in Avengers: Infinity War.
ComingSoon.net sat down with the film's screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, and it was revealed that Lady Death would not play a part. While they did discuss including this relationship, they agreed "It is not something that brings you closer to his motivation."
As McFeely explained, moviegoers aren't going to say "Now I can kinda empathize with him because he’s in love with Death!" So instead, the screenwriters took that passion and "Wanted to maintain that level of emotion on his part, just redirected."
In the comics, Thanos is motivated to kill and destroy so that he may finally impress Death herself. Now, Infinity War will take that passion for death and give him a different backstory. After his homeworld Titan is wiped out, he has decided that a reduction in every planet's population is the only way to prevent more tragedy.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others. The films opens April 27.