While audiences got a glimpse of Thanos' origin in Avengers: Infinity War, Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios' Executive Vice President of Production, recently discussed the odds of seeing Thanos' full backstory in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, the Captain Marvel executive producer indicated she's a huge fan of the Mad Titan, especially because of the intrigue surrounding his early years. However, while she's interested in such a story, she's unsure if it'll ever make it to the big screen.
"To be honest with you I've always been interested in Thanos' childhood and although I don't know if we will see it in one of our movies, I think it's important to know how he became who he was," Alonso stated.
After Thanos warned Titan about the dangers of overpopulation, his planet's ensuing demise would spur him on in his galactic conquests and desire to reshape the universe using the Infinity Stones. However, he apparently only had this view as a young adult amid a world of politics, and his early days remain largely unexplored within the larger MCU.
While some rumors have suggested that a young Thanos could have a role in The Eternals, with the tyrant dying multiple times in Avengers: Endgame, it doesn't seem like this angle will be explored in cinemas anytime soon.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film is in theaters now.